I’m always browsing cookbooks–especially those that appear to deal with single-serving cooking. A friend recently mentioned Serve Yourself: Nightly Adventures in Cooking for One to me. True to form, I immediately went in search of it–and was pleased to find it available in Kindle format.
I really identified with a statement made in this book: “…we solo artists deserve just as varied a diet as anyone. While I love having some leftovers around that can morph into new dishes, I also appreciate the beauty of starting and finishing a single cooking project on a given night.” (Kindle location 173)
One of the things that I find delightful is that there are suggestions and recipes that are incredibly helpful in allowing morphing leftovers. These include condiments (to use not only on leftovers) but suggestions on using those extra ingredients that seem to be the bane of single-serving cooking–such as what’s left of that bottle of wine that you opened to go with dinner yesterday evening. Personally I think that this is a book worth having in your library if you cook for one, but I suggest that, at least, you check the local library and peruse this one.
I’d also recommend his website for fun reading of his “Cooking for One” column for more thoughts on cooking for one, and more recipes. Even cooking for one it can still be a son goût!