An Everlasting Meal

An Everlasting Meal

Cooking With Economy and Grace

Book - 2012
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Tamar weaves philosophy and instruction into approachable lessons on instinctive cooking. By wresting cooking from doctrine and doldrums, Tamar encourages readers to begin from wherever they are, with whatever they have.
Publisher: New York : Scribner, 2012
Edition: 1st Scribner trade pbk. ed
ISBN: 9781439181881
1439181888
Branch Call Number: 641.5 A237E 2012
641.5 A237e
Characteristics: xvii, 250 p. ; 22 cm

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Goodmonkey
Dec 03, 2019

This is full of invaluable advice for home cooks and the everyday challenges that must be met. I'm going to find a copy to buy and keep and probably a couple to give as gifts.

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KEVIN D KELLEY
Aug 26, 2019

If I were running a cooking school, I would make Tamar Adler’s Everlasting Meal part of the curriculum. It’s that good. As a specific example I will say that the chapter on beans changed not just how I cooked them, but how I think about them, and frankly I like them so much more now. It’s a wonderful book.

This beautiful classic reminds me of MFK Fisher and Laurie Colwin. She talks about life, making food, using everything, and just living right. Loved it.
--Liz,
Point Roberts

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thepanekroom
Nov 01, 2015

I used to work for a different library, and I processed this book when we bought it. I then immediately bought a copy for my friend and his informal cooperative. Then I bought a copy for myself. Good writing, excellent ideas. Try the chickpea pasta!

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confloptus
Mar 24, 2015

This book changed the way I eat. She makes a strong case for buying vegetables at farmer's markets, then immediately roasting them and storing in mason jars in the fridge. Sounds too simple and ridiculous, but it works for me. I waste far less produce and always have roasted veggies available to convert into a meal. It's not a book of recipes, though there are a few. It's a book of her thoughts and ideas on cooking and eating. She's a terrific writer. I ended up a buying the book.

MaxineML Dec 06, 2013

A wonderful, poetic, philosophical and inspirational ode to food, eating and cooking. There are great recipes interspersed within the chapters.

WVMLStaffPicks May 31, 2013

I learned plenty of cooking techniques from Tamar Adler’s philosophical essays on cooking, and added a few great recipes to my repertoire (such as a Salsa Verde that improves just about everything it touches). But I didn't just adore this book for its practical offerings. Adler’s writing is exquisite and expresses so well the deep satisfaction one can get from creating meals with available food and simple tools.

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aniane
Feb 21, 2013

I learned plenty of cooking techniques from Tamar Adler’s philosophical essays on cooking, and added a few great recipes to my repertoire (such as a Salsa Verde that improves just about everything it touches). But I didn't just adore this book for its practical offerings. Adler’s writing is exquisite and expresses so well the deep satisfaction one can get from creating meals with available food and simple tools.

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TheSponge
Dec 18, 2012

Few people can turn the act of boiling water into poetry yet this author does! I loved this book, I savored it right up until the very last page.

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brinyurchin
Sep 24, 2012

I liked this a lot and may have to buy it. Her attitude toward cooking is realistic, not too precious, and creative at the same time.

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