About Judith Jones

Judith Jones was Senior Editor and Vice-President at Alfred A. Knopf, Inc., which she joined in 1957 working primarily on translations of French writers such as Albert Camus and Jean-Paul Sartre. Over the years she worked with many authors, including Julia Child, James Beard, Marion Cunningham, Marcella Hazan, Ken Hom, Madhur Jaffrey, Edna Lewis, Anne Tyler, and John Updike. She was the author of a cookbook, The Pleasures of Cooking for One, a memoir, The Tenth Muse: My Life in Food, and the co-author (with Evan Jones, her late husband) of three additional cookbooks. She contributed to Vogue, Saveur, and Gourmet magazines. She was awarded the James Beard Foundation Lifetime Achievement Award, and the following year the Lifetime Achievement Award from the International Association of Culinary Professionals. She lived in New York City and Vermont.

A square cast iron skillet filled with sliced fried skillet potatoes for 2 on a grey oval metal platter.

Skillet Potatoes for Two

A swift stovetop version of classic pommes Anna, these sliced spuds are swaddled in butter, garlic, and Julia Child’s enthusiastic approval.

A baked mini quiche for one on a white plate.

Mini Quiche for One

Quiche for one? It sounds a lot more ambitious than it actually is. It’s truly a cinch to make. So go on. Love yourself a little. Or a lot.

A close up of a white bowl filled with New England bouillabaisse for one.

New England Bouillabaisse for One

Sometimes you want a lovely little pot of seafood all to yourself. This clever take on a French classic takes no more than 30 minutes and is designed for exactly those times.