Thursday Giveaway: Alone In The Kitchen With An Eggplant

Thursday Giveaway: Alone In The Kitchen With An Eggplant

Chris Phillips
Sep 20, 2007

Cooking for one is always hot topic around here. Today we're giving away one copy of Alone In The Kitchen Win An Eggplant: Confessions of Cooking for One and Dining Alone, edited by Jenni Ferrari-Adler (Riverhead Books, $22.95). The book is a collection of essays and recipes that serve one.

We couldn't help underlining the kitchen wisdom one liners in this book. Here are five of our favorites:

• "Cooking is exhausting, and nothing kills my appetite like spending a day trimming the fat off a chicken or shredding a couple founds of Brussels sprouts into paper-thin confetti without slicing off my fingertips." -- Ann Patchett, Dinner for One, Please, James

• "I had no television. Cooking was my entertainment." -- Jeremy Jackson, Beans and Me

• "So I did the only thing I knew would relax me: I went grocery shopping." -- Amanda Hesser, Single Cuisine

• "I always liked a tiny Greenmarket for providing a challenge or imperative: oh, it's only the tomatillo people today" -- Phoebe Nobels, Asparagus Superhero

• "Cooking chili made me feel festive, even though I was alone in my apartment, as if I would soon be surrounded by a large group of happy people. And indeed, in time, making a big pot of chili gave me a reason to call some friends and have them over for beers." -- Dan Chaon, Wild Chili

Read on to enter to win a copy of the book ...

To enter, please post a comment here about cooking for yourself. Your comment must be posted by 5 p.m. Eastern time on September 21. We'll choose one winner at random and will email the winner directly to get a mailing address.

Check out Hooked on Heat for an interview with the editor of Alone in The Kitchen With An Eggplant.

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