Laurie Colwin's "Home Cooking"

from Jennifer Justus

from Jennifer Justus

A page from Laurie Colwin's Home Cooking, a slim little volume first published in 1988 that's near and dear to the hearts of the three of us who've organized Dirty Pages (in fact, this page comes from Jennifer Justus' copy). If you don't know this book already, please discover it soon! Laurie Colwin lived and cooked and wrote in NYC, and died in 1992 at the too-young age of 48.

Here's what Ruth Reichl had to say about Colwin in a New York Times story: “You want to be in the kitchen with her — that is her secret. She is the best friend we all want. She never talks down to you.” 

Cindy Wall