Cook the Book: 'Serve Yourself'

20110330-144979-serve-yourself.jpgYou just met Joe Yonan, food editor of the Washington Post whose newly released cookbook Serve Yourself is a collection of recipes tailored to the single person household.

Who says single folk just eat cereal for dinner? Yonan has assembled a book full of approachable, globally inspired recipes. Some can be whipped up in minutes, ideal for weeknight dining, while others fall into the weekend project category. After years of cooking solo, Yonan has also shared solutions to pesky portioning problems. Like, what to do with half of a bottle of wine (freeze it in ice cube trays) and how to store half of an avocado (rub the exposed flesh with olive oil and wrap it tightly in plastic wrap).

This week we're going to set the table for one with recipes from Serve Yourself. We'll be mixing up a batch of No-Knead Pizza Dough to make a Fig, Taleggio, and Radicchio Pizza, testing out a Philly-Style Chicken Cutlet Sandwich, and braising Yucatan-Style Slow-Roasted Pork.

Win 'Serve Yourself'

Thanks to the generous folks over at Ten Speed, we are giving away five (5) copies of Serve Yourself this week. All you have to do is tell us about what you like to eat when dining solo in the comments section below.

The standard Serious Eats contest rules apply.