Breakaway Cook

Deborah Madison's Delightful New Project


The always-delightful Deborah Madison has been a HUGE influence on my cooking. I can’t recommend her books enough. So a big heads-up for Deborah fans: she just gave me a sneak preview of her new project, called “What We Eat When We Eat Alone.” Complete with out-there and cool illustrations by her husband, Patrick McFarlin (a rather stunning painter; check out some of his work here).

Wild stuff! I can’t wait to read it. I only wish I could have been videoed in one of these segments:


How about you? Let’s hear a few secrets about what you REALLY eat when you’re alone. Me: I go a bit feral — it usually involves multiple habaneros and eggs. And beer!