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An Everlasting Meal: Cooking with Economy and Grace
« on: January 25, 2019, 02:05:05 PM »
I mentioned this book in another thread (https://forum.mrmoneymustache.com/welcome-to-the-forum/is-much-of-the-criticism-of-cheap-food-actually-snobbery/100/), and thought it might be a good recommendation.

The summary on Amazon does a good job of describing it:

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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.

It really changed my mindset on everyday cooking, and it's one of the few "cookbooks" (it's not your standard cookbook but it does have recipes) that I went out and bought, because I return to it for wisdom all the time.

Highly recommended, hope you like it!

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Re: An Everlasting Meal: Cooking with Economy and Grace
« Reply #1 on: January 25, 2019, 02:56:12 PM »
I really liked this book when I read it a few years ago.  It's not so much of a traditional cookbook, with specific recipes, but more of a meditation on the nature of cooking.  Cooking doesn't have to be hard!  Just do it and see what happens!

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Re: An Everlasting Meal: Cooking with Economy and Grace
« Reply #2 on: January 25, 2019, 04:40:19 PM »
Thankyou for the recommendation, I've bought it. BookDepository is a good site, free shipping.

https://www.bookdepository.com/Everlasting-Meal-Tamar-Adler/9781439181881

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Re: An Everlasting Meal: Cooking with Economy and Grace
« Reply #3 on: January 28, 2019, 09:50:13 AM »
Hope you like it, Kyle!

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Re: An Everlasting Meal: Cooking with Economy and Grace
« Reply #4 on: January 29, 2019, 05:01:30 AM »
Might see if I can get this out of the library. No used copies on sale on betterworldbooks* yet. It definitely sounds like my kind of cooking but with a whole lot more knowledge that I could probably use.



* I stopped using Book Depositry when they were bought by Amazon. Better World Books seems to have managed to stay independent so far.

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Re: An Everlasting Meal: Cooking with Economy and Grace
« Reply #5 on: January 29, 2019, 05:52:10 PM »
Added it to my library list, thanks, CoolFriend.

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Re: An Everlasting Meal: Cooking with Economy and Grace
« Reply #6 on: January 30, 2019, 05:49:27 AM »
Thanks for the recommendation.  I just put it on hold at my library.