Yonan, Food & Travel editor at The Washington Post, has just published his latest book, "Eat Your Vegetables: Bold Recipes for the Single Cook." He will be speaking at Politics & Prose next week about his latest book.
The D.C. local describes the book as an outgrowth of his monthly Washington Post column, Cooking for One. He is also the author of "Serve Yourself: Nightly Adventures in Cooking for One."
The cookbook has recipes for vegetarians or omnivores that are scaled back for single servings as well as tips on buying and storing food. It also includes essays on alternative "mock meat" and the evolution of vegetarian restaurants.
"...it's silly, in my book, to think that every time you're hungry your only choices are takeout, a microwave pizza, or an impromptu dinner party. I'm not going to lower my standards just because I'm the only one who is going to benefit from the care I pour into my ingredients. I happen to think I--just I--am worth the bother."
Scrolling through the preview on Amazon, the recipes in the book include a variety of ideas including salads and dressings, sandwiches and soups, baking, sweets, stove top and entertaining. The cold spicy ramen noodles with tofu and kimchi sounds like an absolute delight and I can't wait to try it.
Yonan has a professional chef's diploma from the Cambridge School of Culinary Arts and a bachelor's degree in journalism from the University of Texas at Austin.