Cooking for Mr. Latte

Cooking for Mr. Latte

A Food Lover's Courtship, With Recipes

Book - 2003
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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.
Publisher: New York : W. W. Norton & Co., c2003.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780393051964
Branch Call Number: 641.5 Hesser 2003
Characteristics: 336 p. :,ill. ;,22 cm.


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Aug 11, 2017

Recipes and romance--what's not to like? Author has a great voice and the story is great, as well. Highly enjoyable and some good stories, to boot. Tolle lege.

Aug 24, 2012

Nice food romance, but a bit too centered on the "beautiful New York life."

I liked the heroine's self-deprecating humor, but thought she could stand to dial it down a notch.


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