Recipes from Cooking for Mr. Latte

Cooking for Mr. Latte by Amanda Hesser

A food writer for the New York Times uses food to trace her relationship with “Mr. Latte,” from first date through his first attempts to cook for her. 50,000 first printing.

Quick cacio e pepe in a large black serving bowl beside a bowl of shredded cheese and a bowl of black pepper.

Quick Cacio e Pepe

Dinner doesn’t get any easier or more elegant than pasta tossed with butter, olive oil, Parmesan and pecorino Romano cheeses, and dusted with lots of black pepper.

Four pieces of Judy Hesser's oven-fried chicken in a oval glass baking dish on top of a linen cloth.

Judy Hesser’s Oven-Fried Chicken

Mind-bogglingly crisp oven-fried chicken. And it’s sooo easy. Just shake, shake, shake chicken thighs in a bag of seasoned flour and bake unattended for a little while.

Slice of toast with scrambled eggs drizzled with truffle oil on a plate

Truffled Egg Toast

Buttery, softly scrambled eggs arranged on toast and drizzled with fragrant white truffle oil. Sounds like supper to us.