By Jenni Ferrari-Adler
Jenni Ferrari-Adler - on my own within the Kitchen With an Eggplant
Confessions of Cooking for One and eating Alone
In this pleasant and lots more and plenty buzzed-about selection of essays, 26 writers and foodies invite readers into their kitchens to mirror at the mystery food they appreciate whilst nobody else is calling. half solace, half social gathering, half instruction manual, Alone within the Kitchen with an Eggplant deals a wealth of corporation, suggestion, and humor—and eventually, recipes that require no department or subtraction.
Featuring essays by:
Steve Almond, Jonathan Ames, Jami Attenberg, Laura Calder, Mary Cantwell, Dan Chaon, Laurie Colwin, Laura Dave, Courtney Eldridge, Nora Ephron, Erin Ergenbright, M. F. ok. Fisher, Colin Harrison, Marcella Hazan, Amanda Hesser, Holly Hughes, Jeremy Jackson, Rosa Jurjevics, Ben Karlin, Rattawut Lapcharoensap, Beverly Lowry, Haruki Murakami, Phoebe Nobles, Ann Patchett, Anneli Rufus and Paula Wolfert.
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A while ago I made the mistake of carrying my daughter to her bath upside down. She is almost five years old and weighs forty pounds. I know it was in my power to say no and not carry her to the bath upside down ten times, but she is very persuasive. “Just one more time, Mommy, I promise, this is the very last time. Really, it is. Mommy, just once. ” I hauled her upside down and proceeded to jog to the bathroom holding my forty-pound weight, reversed her, and placed her carefully down on the bathroom rug.
Make it smell like daisies in a field and I’m there…even though I have no idea what daisies in a field smell like. The only products that are being directly marketed to my age group and above are prescription medications. If I had osteoporosis or had to go to the bathroom forty times a day, I’d feel included. The problem is I don’t have either of these ailments just yet, although I am thinking of signing up for the medications so they’ll keep the advertisements on the air. It’s the only time I see an actress over fifty on television.
I just sit in the cart and write down an eight. I don’t inconvenience other players and I rest up for the next hole. I don’t ever compare myself to the professionals. I figure they can’t tell jokes, I can’t hit a ball three hundred yards—we’re even. What other nuggets of golfing wisdom can I impart? Don’t drink and drive. “I just need to loosen up a little bit” is something I’ve heard from a variety of men. Very often I’ll see a male foursome drinking beer and then trying to hit a ball. As far as I know, there is no scientific proof that alcohol improves aim.
Alone in the Kitchen With an Eggplant: Confessions of Cooking for One and Dining Alone by Jenni Ferrari-Adler