A founding chef of Greens restaurant and a leading proponent of the Slow Food movement as well as the author of two Julia Child Cookbook of the Year award winners, vegetarian cookbook author Deborah Madison set out to learn what people chew on when there isn't anyone else around to register an opinion. The responses are surprising—from meals made entirely from snacks found at the liquor store to "old produce" that would otherwise be trashed—and Madison explores the joys and sorrows of eating solo, offering a glimpse into the lives of everyday people and their relationships with food. Patrick McFarlin's delightful ink and color cartoons appear throughout, and each chapter ends with recipes for those who dine alone.
"I am hooked on this book. You'll smile knowingly, muse a lot, maybe blush, get hungry and probably end up in the kitchen, enjoying every bite of eating alone. This is another keeper from Deborah Madison."—Lynne Rosetto Kasper