An Everlasting Meal is Emily’s most gifted (and treasured) book. It’s wrap-yourself-in-a-blanket-and-finish-it-in-a-day good. Get-in-your-kitchen-immediately-after-reading-and-cook good. Bolt-out-of-your-cooking-rut good. Its author, Tamar Adler (a Prune and Chez Panisse alum), has been likened to a modern day MFK Fisher.
Adler’s book reads like a novel with recipes interspersed. Her approach to food — earthy, nurturing, sometimes rambunctious — makes you fall in love with her. Most importantly, it makes you eager to do what she does: cook with economy and grace (which is the book’s subtitle).
The best part is that she makes it entirely possible to do so. Adler’s cooking feels effortless, open-ended and need-based. In her kitchen, nothing goes to waste, and after reading her book, we too changed the way we treated vegetable stems (stock!), overcooked rice and lentils (pancakes!) and broken aioli (deliciously rich pasta sauce!).
We hope you’ll find as much pleasure in reading it as we have.
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