'What We Eat When We Eat Alone' on Serious Eats

Cook the Book: Chocolate Mousse with Cardamom Seeds

This Chocolate Mousse with Cardamom is a dessert that anyone would be thrilled to eat at a restaurant that has "special occasion" written all over it, yet you can make it at home in about an hour, and most of that hour is the time that is spent cooling in the fridge. The best part about making chocolate mousse at home is that you end up with a big bowl of chocolate mousse. More

Tuna Spread with Capers

The following recipe is from the August 19 edition of our weekly recipe newsletter. To receive this newsletter in your inbox, sign up here! I always keep a few emergency cans of tuna in my cupboard—their presence reassures me that... More

Cook the Book: 'What We Eat When We Eat Alone'

Deborah Madison calls her new book a humorous book on eaters, but I beg to differ. What We Eat When We Eat Alone is a beautifully illustrated anthropological study that happens to have some great recipes. In What We Eat When We Eat Alone, Madison poses the same question to friends, neighbors, colleagues, restaurant professionals, and total strangers: What do you cook for yourself when you eat alone? The responses to Madison's query are a testament to Brillat-Savarin's adage tell me what you eat and I'll tell you who you are. You can tell a lot about people by the meals they choose to make for themselves alone. The first section of What We Eat When We Eat Alone sets... More

'What We Eat When We Eat Alone'

The illustrations in Deborah Madison's new book were done by her husband, Patrick McFarlin, whose icebreaker question was the catalyst for the work. Photograph from Gibbs Smith Blog The Los Angeles Times reviews Deborah Madison's new book: What We Eat When We Eat Alone (Gibbs Smith, $25) is not a book of recipes for smaller portions of the dishes people eat every day. It's full of stories about the way people approach food when they are alone, whether they shop or poke around the fridge; whether they cook or simply assemble what they find; whether they eat odd dishes no one else would touch or take the time for an appealing full meal. Some people make a humble meal... More

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