Home Cooking: A Writer in the Kitchen by Laurie Colwin

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  • nomadchowwoman on January 07, 2010

    Wonderful kitchen stories, wonderful recipes.

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  • Black cake

    • robinorig on July 06, 2013

      Article and online recipe: http://www.boston.com/ae/food/articles/2006/12/13/black_cake_adds_intrigue_to_baking/

  • Braised fennel, celery, onion and red pepper

    • wester on November 02, 2012

      This was actually very simple and very tasty. The reason it didn't get more stars is that the timing was way off - it needed about twice as long as stated, and the onions wouldn't have minded staying in the oven for even longer. I added some fennel seeds as well, which was nice.

  • Creamed spinach with jalapeño peppers

  • Cornbread and prosciutto stuffing

    • mjes on September 27, 2021

      A very decent dressing recipe that is just slightly different from the expectations - add a little variety to Thanksgiving without crashing hopes.

  • Flourless chocolate cake

    • laurabead on November 16, 2018

      Our favorite cake for passover (or any other time of year). It's rich and dense. Delicious with a raspberry coulis and/or barely sweetened whipped cream.

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  • ISBN 10 0060975229
  • ISBN 13 9780060975227
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  • Published Jan 31 1993
  • Format Paperback
  • Page Count 208
  • Language English
  • Countries United States
  • Publisher HarperCollins Publishers Inc
  • Imprint HarperPerennial

Publishers Text

A unique feast for body and soul, this book shares the delightful pleasures of discovering, cooking and eating good, simple food. Colwin combines her insightful, good-humored writing style with her lifelong passion for wonderful food in essays such as Alone in the Kitchen with an Eggplant, Repulsive Dinners: A Memoir and Stuffed Breast of Veal: A Bad Idea.

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