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alt+library book club: The Art of Eating In

In the city where dining out is a sport, one daring gourmand swears off restaurants and commits to cooking at home in a manifesto for a new generation of conscientious eaters.

Named one of Publishers Weekly's most exciting cookbook deals, Cathy Erway's timely memoir of quitting restaurants cold turkey speaks to a new era of conscientious eating. An underpaid, twentysomething executive assistant in New York City, she was struggling to make ends meet when she decided to embark on a Walden-esque retreat from the high-priced eateries that drained her wallet. The Art of Eating In reports on the delectable results of her twenty-four-month experiment, with thirty original recipes included.

What began as a way to save money left Erway with a new appreciation for the simple pleasure of sharing a meal with friends at home, a trove of original recipes, and a greater awareness of take-out food waste and whether her ingredients were ethically grown. She also explored the antirestaurant underground of supper clubs and cook-offs, and immersed herself in an array of alternative eating lifestyles from freeganism to picking tasty greens in the park. The Art of Eating In is a personal journey that transforms the reader as it transformed the writer, about the joy of getting back in the kitchen and turning something seemingly ordinary into something completely extraordinary.

From: B&N.com

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  • Susan Hord H.

    This was a fun read. Look forward to seeing everyone tonight.

    August 20, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi--I was wondering where I can pick up a copy of the book.

    July 17, 2014

    • Jess

      I have the box at Arcade Library (2443 Marconi) or I can send one to the hold shelf of your nearest branch. Let me know which you prefer!

      July 18, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Great--thanks! I will pick one up at Arcade on Tuesday.

      July 18, 2014

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