Writers in the Kitchen
Well played, Jolene. I’ve read both books, yet never realized how nicely they dovetail one another.
PS: My tomato sandwich obsession began at the tender age of 8, because my kid-lit hero, Harriet the Spy, ate them. Yours is a masterpiece!
Oops! I need to clarify. The eggplant book is a collection of essays by food writers. Laurie’s daughter is featured. I thought she had edited the book, but I’m
not sure! I’m always interested in how people eat when they eat alone!
Laurie Colwin has always been a favorite of mine. Several years ago I read a book written by her daughter, ALONE IN THE KITCHEN WITH AN EGGPLANT. It was about "eating alone." Well written...she inherited her mother's flair for writing. I ordered Emily's book today, sounds like a keeper! I'm looking forward to making the pound cake! Thank you, Jolene.❤️
I couldn't agree more with everything you wrote-from Emily Nunn to Laurie Colwin to Tomato Sandwiches.
Such a nice reading! Would like to read Emily Nunn’s memoirs, your appetizer was so delicious, thanks🙌
Oh, so much wonderfulness here, Jolene! Who doesn't love tomato sandwiches slathered with Hellman's (well, maybe one reader), or aptly named pound cake, or....
Lovely to learn more about Emily Nunn! And now I’m craving a baked potato!
Laurie will always be my #1....her essays from Home Cooking were and still are legendary
Always so great Jolene! And wow, Emily Nunn’s memoir seems fascinating. So curious to read it!
What an enjoyable read. A very nice tribute to the inspiration of Laurie and Emily. What emerges consistently in your writing Jolene is your authenticity. That is what keeps me coming back. The umami kick of a tomato is one of the pleasures of life. The pound cake reminded me of youth as pound cakes, coffee cakes (and placek) were part of growing up. What's the "secret"? Butter and eggs...
While it is limiting in some ways, I do not eat mayonnaise hardly ever. The lesser version of emulsification (aioli) is my solution. I suppose this makes me high maintenance. Invariably it means when I order food I NEVER get something that was prepped earlier. I lose the mayonnaise but gain made-to-order. I am sure I am missing out on the taste explosion Emily has in mind with her tomato sandwich.
As so often happens, I’m inspired to read, think, cook and laugh after one of your delightful posts, Jolene! Now I want to revisit that great opening episode of MTM, order three books and make a pound cake! Just brilliant!
Another wonderful culinary adventure with Jolene! So yummy and simple delights. Savor it all, friend. I am.
I haven't had a tomato sandwich since living in the Midwest where my summer diet always included Beefsteaks. Thanks for the reminder. I may just have to settle for a campari tomato sandwich.
Jolene, you pack so much good stuff into every single newsletter. Every. Single. One.
Loved this, Jolene!
That quote really had me thinking, and it's true on so many levels. Your post made me feel cosy and homey and desireth of that smell of home-cooking, but a bit early in the morning yet for me.