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Solo by Anita Lo
Oct 30, 2018 | 256 Pages
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San Francisco Chronicle and Food52 Favorite Cookbook of the Year

“There is no smarter cookbook out this year, filled with personality and grace, that’s better at nudging us into the kitchen, in the midst of tumultuous times, to nourish ourselves. . . . Unlike many cookbooks that promise chef-driven techniques adapted for the home cook, Solo actually delivers.” —Eater
“A book celebrating the simple act of cooking for yourself. . . . A cookbook that speaks directly to a growing proportion of single Americans. . . . [Lo] carefully stocks her own kitchen with kimchi, tahini and dried anchovies. A touch of any of these ingredients can change the direction of a dish.” —Tejal Rao, The New York Times
“Lo knows that cooking for oneself is an important aspect of self-care. . . . The recipes serve as a meaningful reminder that cooking for one can be delicious and fun.” —San Francisco Chronicle

“A small book packed with big ideas. . . . [Lo] combines humor . . . a well-stamped passport and an instinctual distaste for waste into a global roster of uncomplicated, chef-driven dishes that are a far cry from microwaved frozen dinners.” —Minneapolis Star Tribune

“Those of us who’ve improvised sad solo dinners of microwaved frozen corn or boxed mac and cheese with hot sauce understand that learning how to cook decent meals for one is a real and urgent need. . . . [Solo] provides elegant, knife-sharp solutions. Recipes employ toaster ovens, electric pressure cookers, grill pans, and other small-format energy-savers—and the food is flat-out beautiful.” —Helen Rosner, The New Yorker
Solo is a testament to celebrating all of the reasons we find ourselves alone at the table with knife and fork—and never apologizing for any of them.” —Food52
“[Lo] has humor in her well-stocked arsenal. . . . Fans of the Franco-Yankee dishes in Judith Jones’s The Pleasures of Cooking for One will be jazzed to spin the globe with Lo, whose travels and culinary background have made her fluent in Chinese, Korean, Thai and Japanese cuisines, among others. Lo never stints on flavor, often adapting restaurant-y techniques for the toaster oven (amen).”—Christine Muhlke, The New York Times Book Review
“Recipes for one that aren’t about being pragmatic or sad or quick. Instead, this book features recipes for luxurious and sophisticated dishes . . . all adorably and conveniently portioned for one.” —Epicurious

“[Lo’s] guide to solo cooking is peppered with stories, illustrations, and recipes for dishes like salt-broiled Spanish mackerel with broccoli rabe and orange, twice-cooked sweet potatoes with kale, mushrooms, and parmesan, and mac and two cheeses (yes, please!).” —Food & Wine
“Anita Lo is exactly the person we want teaching us to cook at home for ourselves. . . . The recipes are downsized and oh-so-practical . . . though they can easily be doubled (or tripled) should guests suddenly show up once they hear about the meals you’re making for yourself.” —Nikita Richardson, New York
“[Los’] writing is engaging, filled not only with linguistic factoids but also vivid personal stories and self-deprecating humor.” —Edible Manhattan

“A book of compelling and approachable recipes that waste neither ingredients nor time. . . . [Lo] peppers the book with valuable tips and brief vignettes that will take readers along with her to Vietnam, Alaska or France.” —Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
“A book after this forever-single guy’s heart. It gives me joy to think that, from a single chicken, I can make Lo’s smothered chicken leg and a biscuit, Thai white curry with chicken, and chicken tagine with couscous, and still have bird to spare.” —Wendell Brock, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

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