More Home Cooking: A Writer Returns to the Kitchen


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Harper Perennial
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5.38 X 8.06 X 0.56 inches | 0.38 pounds

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About the Author

Laurie Colwin is the author of five novels: Happy All the Time; Family Happiness; Goodbye Without Leaving; Shine On, Bright and Dangerous Object; and A Big Storm Knocked It Over; three collections of short stories: Passion and Affect, Another Marvelous Thing, and The Lone Pilgrim; and two collections of essays: Home Cooking and More Home Cooking. She died in 1992.


"Colwin's humor calms you down. It's a treat to read her classic cookbook-memoirs." -- Wall Street Journal

"Colwin's food writing is built on a commitment to good, simple food, cooked very well; what she describes in one of her novels as a sort of domestic sensuality." -- Vox

"Every home cook should have Laurie Colwin's Home Cooking and More Home Cooking on hand for brief moments of culinary self-doubt or personal inertia. . . . [Colwin's] work embodies the home cook's generosity of spirit--making do, improvising, exhibiting grace under pressure. Naturally, there are also recipes, all of which are unfussy enough to tackle at 7 P.M. on a Tuesday and delicious enough to remind even the most experienced home cook of the beauty of simplicity." -- Jezebel

"Even as someone who doesn't love to cook, the book was a joy for me to read." -- Book Riot

"The first time I read Laurie Colwin I knew I'd found the friend I'd always wanted to join me in the kitchen. Warm, funny and unpretentious, she made me laugh and made me want to cook. Her recipes were easy and delicious. All these years later, when I'm feeling sad, or wondering what to cook, I turn to Laurie Colwin. And she never lets me down." -- Ruth Reichl, author of Delicious!

"Laurie Colwin teaches us how to cook, eat, deal with disasters, write and live. We turn to her books for a kind of comfort and sustenance that only she can provide." -- Emily Gould, author of Friendship and Perfect Tunes

"Filled with essays about food, family, and life. . . . Her writing is a treat. . . .It's a joy to read--the kind of work that makes you want to get cooking yourself." -- Boston Phoenix

"We all need a best friend when we are at home cooking; this is the next best thing." -- Seattle Weekly

"Colwin's writing is down-to-earth and friendly, as though she is presenting little morsels she has prepared just for you. There are no frills or tricks. Like a classic dish, her writing's magic in its simplicity." -- Charlotte Observer