Saturday, September 01, 2007

Do you eat alone and read?

Brian is off to a gig and Travis is with a friend, so I made dinner for one.

Dinner was:

Basmati rice
One sheet of nori seaweed, toasted
Green salad with Aunt Teresa's house dressing (wine, olive oil, spices)
Zucchini broiled with grated parmesan and butter
A glass of Estancia chardonnay


This is a meal that Brian would like. Travis would like the nori and rice. I loved it all.

And I read, fittingly, Alone in the Kitchen with an Eggplant: Confessions of Cooking for One and Dining Alone by Jenni Ferrari-Adler, who is going to be on my show next week. I love the essays in this anthology, and I loved my meal.

For dessert, mini peanut butter cups from Trader Joe's.

What was the last meal you ate alone and did you read? If so, what was it?


Don said...

I usually eat lunch alone with a book. Most days in the courtyard of the Santa Monica Library, although after the last meal that I ordered from the cafe there, given it descending to even lower depths than they have in the past, I think that on days when I've forgotten my lunch I'll just walk the extra few blocks to eat somewhere on the promenade.

Becca said...

You're not eating alone if you're eating with a book :)

Yesterday for lunch I ate a fresh salad of romaine, garden tomatoes and cucumbers, blue cheese crumbles and bacon bits, topped with red wine vinagrette (which I sopped up with the heel from a loaf of crusty French bread). Joining me were the characters from "Keeping the House," a new novel by Ellen Baker.

A good time was had by all...

Steve Lyon said...

Zatarain's red beans and rice, romaine letuce w/caesar dressing, french bread, Bolla Valpolicella, and Conrad's Fate by Diana Wynne Jones.

deirdre said...

Yesterday afternoon I ate a bowl of white grapes (not really a meal) while reading a Dean Koontz book. I don't know how far I'll get in this book - scary doesn't work well for me, but it was a hot summer day, the livingroom was cool, and the chair so comfy. I might do it again today.

Anonymous said...

kalamata olives, goat cheese on crusty french bread, a glass of Dobbin Lane cabernet, with companion "Pen on Fire"...

Anonymous said...

a slice of pizza and 2 large diet cokes, with Sebastian Faulks' ENGLEBY... in the greenhouse seating area (in the rain) at my favorite pizzeria. Lunch du jour.