Life in the city, love, and unforgettable meals--can a food writer find happiness with a man who has an empty refrigerator? Amanda Hesser's irresistible book is the tale of a romance where food is the source of discovery, discord, and delight--a story of universal desires: good food, great company, and a mate.
At each stage of her courtship--from her first date with "Mr. Latte" (a near-disaster) to her first uneasy dinner at his parents' home, from intimate suppers in her Upper West Side apartment to his first attempt at cooking for her--Amanda supplies menus for the meals they share: more than one hundred well-balanced and well-seasoned recipes that will leave you satisfied yet wanting more.
With warmth and honesty, Amanda shares her feasts and foibles, triumphs and near-misses, tense encounters and good times in the kitchen and beyond. Her humorous, sensuous tale leads us date by date, recipe by recipe, to a jubilant conclusion. 42 b/w illustrations.
Amanda Hesser, food columnist for the New York Times, writes a series of amusing pieces about her relationship with "Mr. Latte," which goes from disaster to triumph in the course of many delicious recipes and menus--all supplied for the reader. A New York Times Notable Book for 2003.
- Cooking + Food + Wine
- General, Essays
- May 1, 2004
- May 1, 2004
- Amanda Hesser