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Cooking for Mr. Latte, Signed by Amanda Hesser

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Cooking for Mr. Latte, Signed by Amanda Hesser

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Food52's very own love story.

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Read our very own Amanda Hesser's love story. Life in the city, love, and unforgettable meals—can a food writer find happiness with a man who has an empty refrigerator? This book tells 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.

We couldn't put this down when we first read it, and we've turned to it again and again to be reminded of the power of food and companionship, and both together.

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