If you can slice an onion, you’ll never go hungry. If you under - stand how to make soup, you’ll never lack for comfort or company. There are things it helps to know, from what kind of knife to use, to how to make ice cream—after all, if you have a few basic ingredients you can prepare meals that are not only sustaining, but also richly indulgent and intensely satisfying.
How to Slice an Onion is an introduction to cooking at home for yourself, your family, and your friends. Filled with delicious recipes and wise, useful advice, it’s an ideal gift for college grads just about to fend for themselves or any aspiring chef looking for a headstart.
Bunn Crumbpacker is the author of The Sex Life of Food, Perfect Figures, and two cookbooks based on food and recipe pamphlets issued from 1875 to 1950.