An Everlasting Meal - Tamar Adler

An Everlasting Meal

By Tamar Adler

  • Release Date: 2011-10-18
  • Genre: Cookbooks, Food & Wine
Score: 4.5
From 32 Ratings


Reviving the inspiring message of M. F. K. Fisher’s How to Cook a Wolf— written in 1942 during wartime shortages—An Everlasting Meal shows that cooking is the path to better eating.

Through the insightful essays in An Everlasting Meal, Tamar Adler issues a rallying cry to home cooks.

In chapters about boiling water, cooking eggs and beans, and summoning respectable meals from empty cupboards, Tamar weaves philosophy and instruction into approachable lessons on instinctive cooking. Tamar shows how to make the most of everything you buy, demonstrating what the world’s great chefs know: that great meals rely on the bones and peels and ends of meals before them.

She explains how to smarten up simple food and gives advice for fixing dishes gone awry. She recommends turning to neglected onions, celery, and potatoes for inexpensive meals that taste full of fresh vegetables, and cooking meat and fish resourcefully.

By wresting cooking from doctrine and doldrums, Tamar encourages readers to begin from wherever they are, with whatever they have. An Everlasting Meal is elegant testimony to the value of cooking and an empowering, indispensable tool for eaters today.


  • My favourite cookbook of the MANY I own

    By Pastafarianza
    I have upwards of 50 cookbooks but if you want to learn how to cook great food without spending a cent on gear, and save money by using what ingredients you buy wisely, get this book.
  • The everlasting meal

    By Havasuredhat
    I loved it from beginning to end. I love to cook and this taught me a new thought process to use in preparation of the meal and remembering where I first ate it. My aunt used to can everything. She had a huge garden. This reminded me of her, the smell of bacon cooking and homemade pancakes on a wood burning stove. Thanks for sharing