Book Title: Cooking for Mr. Latte : A Food Lover's Courtship, with Recipes
Author: Amanda Hesser
Format: Paperback | 336 pages
Publication Date: 17 May 2004
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.