Weekend Cook and Tell: Going Solo

Welcome back to Weekend Cook and Tell. Every Wednesday we search through the food sections of various national newspapers and come up with an article or recipe to inspire a weekend cooking project. We want all of you to cook along with us and share your experiences, recipes, and photos.

This week's inspiration comes from the food section of the L.A. Times. Mary MacVean reviewed a fascinating new book by cookbook author Deborah Madison entitled What We Eat When We Eat Alone. It's a collection of stories and recipes based on interviews with friends, family, neighbors, and cooks to find out what they are eating when no one else is around.

Some people (myself included) really enjoy eating alone while others find the prospect of solo dining a bit lonely. There are some who enjoy cooking for themselves and some who can't be bothered and make due with a bowl of cereal or a frozen entree.

This week's challenge is simple, have a meal by yourself. Either cooked and enjoyed at home or eaten at a restaurant. We want you to share what you make or eat as well as your thoughts and refections on eating alone. For those of you who aren't big fans of eating by yourself, take this as an opportunity to expand your horizons and experience the joys of going solo.

Keep us posted over the weekend and let us know what you are making or where you are planning on eating. Show us your photos on Photograzing (make sure to include "Cook and Tell" in your submission title) and tell us about your recipes in Talk with comments on this thread! If you'd like to blog along from home, leave a link to your Cook and Tell blog post in the comments. Next Wednesday we will be posting a round up of your photos and recipes. We can't wait to see what kind of solo dining experiences this weekend is going to bring!


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