Eating in

Betty Fussell, Author Ecco Press $8.95 (140p) ISBN 978-0-88001-125-9
This is a kind of cookbook for yuppieswith all the good and bad connotations of that social phenomenon. Fussell, author of I Hear America Cooking (reviewed in this week's hardcover How-To Forecasts), offers a mere 59 recipes, yet the selection is eminently tasteful and modern. The dishes are a ""New American'' melange: roasted pepper salad, fresh potato chips, angel's hair with caviar, corn and shrimp brulee, softshell crabs in black butter, rabbit mole and chocolate truffle cake. There are true revelations, like skillet-smoked fresh tuna, as well as more run-of-the-mill creations, such as sauteed veal chop. Two examples of the author's special attention to her intended readership: there are wine suggestions (provided by Joshua Wesson and William Wadsworth) and the size is only 4 8, allowing the busy executive to carry this volume in pocket, purse or briefcase while shopping. (October)
Reviewed on: 10/28/1986
Release date: 11/01/1986
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