An Everlasting Meal

Cooking with Economy and Grace

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Pub Date 22 Oct 2022 | Archive Date Not set

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‘Tamar Adler has written the best book on ‘cooking with economy and grace’ that I have read since MFK Fisher’ Michael Pollan

‘Tamar Adler is more than a wonderful food writer - she is a wonderful writer … A profound book’ Sheila Heti

‘Reads less like a cookbook than like a recipe for a delicious life’ New York Magazine

An Everlasting Meal is beautifully intimate, approaching cooking as a narrative that begins not with a list of ingredients or a tutorial on cutting an onion, but with a way of thinking ... Tamar is one of the great writers I know – her prose is exquisitely crafted, beautiful and clear-eyed and open, in the thoughtful spirit of M.F.K. Fisher. This is a book to sink into and read deeply’ Alice Waters, chef and owner of Chez Panisse

Through the insightful essays in An Everlasting Meal, Tamar Adler issues a rallying cry to home cooks.

In chapters about boiling water, cooking eggs and beans, and summoning respectable meals from empty cupboards, Tamar weaves philosophy and instruction into approachable lessons on instinctive cooking. Tamar shows how to make the most of everything you buy, demonstrating what the world’s great chefs know: that great meals rely on the bones and peels and ends of meals before them.

She explains how to smarten up simple food and gives advice for fixing dishes gone awry. She recommends turning to neglected onions, celery and potatoes for inexpensive meals that taste full of fresh vegetables, and cooking meat and fish resourcefully.

By wresting cooking from doctrine and doldrums, Tamar encourages readers to begin from wherever they are, with whatever they have. An Everlasting Meal is elegant testimony to the value of cooking and an empowering, indispensable tool for eaters today.


‘Tamar Adler has written the best book on ‘cooking with economy and grace’ that I have read since MFK Fisher’ Michael Pollan

‘Tamar Adler is more than a...

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A philosophy book as well as a book that teaches you how to cook, in the simple way, by using whatever is available. I enjoyed the writer's attitude to life. Thank you to netgalley and the publishers for giving me a copy of the book, it is highly recommended.

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This is a wonderful book, fun, informative and easy to follow. There are great recipes, great ideas and great ways to use up nearly everything. I like that.

This is an interesting book, the authors descriptions are so tasty and she makes you want to get in and try things out. This book makes you think about your kitchen, your food, your cooking and your shopping.

Although for some the fact there are not clear and concise recipes or instructions for people like myself it is a fun way to experiment and try new ways of thinking about food.

A good fun, good food type of book.

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