An Everlasting Meal

Cooking with Economy and Grace

An Everlasting Meal

Foreword by: Alice Waters
In An Everlasting Meal, Tamar Adler has written a book that “reads less like a cookbook than like a recipe for a delicious life” (New York magazine).

In this meditation on cooking and eating, Tamar Adler weaves philosophy and instruction into approachable lessons on feeding ourselves well. An Everlasting Meal demonstrates the implicit frugality in cooking. In essays on forgotten skills such as boiling, suggestions for what to do when cooking seems like a chore, and strategies for preparing, storing, and transforming ingredients for a week’s worth of satisfying, delicious meals, Tamar reminds us of the practical pleasures of eating. She explains what cooks in the world’s great kitchens know: that the best meals rely on the ends of the meals that came before them. With that in mind, she shows how we often throw away the bones, skins, and peels we need to make our food both more affordable and better. She also reminds readers that almost all kitchen mistakes can be remedied. Summoning respectable meals from the humblest ingredients, Tamar breathes life into the belief that we can start cooking from wherever we are, with whatever we have.

An empowering, indispensable work, An Everlasting Meal is an elegant testimony to the value of cooking.
  • Scribner | 
  • 272 pages | 
  • ISBN 9781439181881 | 
  • June 2012
List Price $18.99


Having AN EVERLASTING MEAL with Tamar Adler

Tamar Adler makes a meal and talks about the pleasures of cooking.


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Tamar Adler is a contributing writer to the New York Times Magazine and for Vogue. Her previous work can be found in the New York Times Book ReviewThe Believer, and The Adler has won a James Beard Award and an IACP Award. Tamar is the author of Something Old, Something New and An Everlasting Meal. She lives in Hudson, New York.


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