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.