Thursday Giveaway: Alone In The Kitchen With An Eggplant

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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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