Cooking for Mr. Latte
2004 IACP Award Winner for Literary/Food Writing Category Amanda Hesser's irresistible new 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.
Mrs. Dunwoody's Excellent Instructions for Homekeeping
Emily Post meets the Queen of Clean and Miss Manners in this invaluable compendium of homespun advice, cleaning and etiquette tips, traditional recipes, and Southern Wit. Mrs. Dunwoody is a character based on the author's great-grandmother and other traditional Southern women who believe in the importance of making a house a home. This receipt book is fashioned after the traditional notes 19th-century Southern women penned as a record of all they knew and thought meaningful to pass on to their daughters--and includes blank pages for readers to include their own notes and personal recipes. Here, Mrs. Dunwoody presents her time-tested secrets for everything from housecleaning to houseguests, letter writing to gentlemanly conduct, reliable wisdom to traditional Southern recipes, all peppered with genteel humor and wit.