The angle: Lunch shouldn't be a burden.
Recipes for right now: A Sandwich with Fresh Apple, Fromager D'Affinois, Arugula, and Almond Butter; A Salad with Plenty of Parts; Cranberry Bean Soup with Vegetable and Perhaps Pasta; Lentils Folded Into Yogurt, Spinach, and Basil; Penne Pasta with Sausage, Red Peppers, and Peas; Meatballs for Later
Who would enjoy this book? Those afflicted with Chronic Boring Lunch Syndrome, co-workers wanting to start a workplace lunch club
• Who wrote it: Peter Miller
• Who published it: Abrams
• Number of recipes: About 50
• Other highlights:
There are so many lovely little phrases in this book, that I just need to quote you some of them:
"Some of cooking is using food you love. And some of cooking is using food you have left. Lunch is about both."
"...We always have some combination of beans or rice, pasta or lentils on hand...They are the proud and historic opposite of fast food."
"We are the most difficult of critics, being our own customers."
"To make lunch every day, in all the varying conditions, you will need a little oomph."
Photographed by the dynamic duo of Christopher Hirsheimer and Melissa Hamilton (the ladies of Canal House), this cookbook is part meditation, part inspiration, and part fantastic lunch recipes. It can feel a bit precious and dear at moments, but if you need a little oomph for your lunch routine, Lunch at the Shop will surely give it.
Find the book at your local library, independent bookstore, or Amazon: Lunch at the Shop by Peter Miller
• Visit the author's website: Peter Miller
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(Image credits: Emma Christensen)