An Everlasting Meal: Cooking with Economy and Grace, by Tamar Adler has become one of my favorite cooking books ever. Not a traditional cookbook by any means, though there are recipes scattered throughout, this wonderful read is a “How to…” book on cooking economically, using what is on hand in the kitchen, and making every scrap usable. Beautifully written, the prose flows with description that will have you chomping at the bit to get into the kitchen and put her recommendations to work. Though I am not a meat eater, I enjoyed the information presented on meat and still learned from these chapters. The first chapter is “How to Boil Water,” and though you may think you know all about boiling water, wait until you have read this chapter before patting yourself on the back. I recommend this book for any level of cook. Interested in purchasing? You can find this book on My Favorites page for quick ordering!