James Barber is back with a lively reprint of his popular Cooking for Two--"Cooking, like sex and dancing, is a pleasure best shared. This is a book about what two people can do with their own four hands, and not a lot of time."
Barber's saucy style and matchless gusto have made him a favourite of cooks, and wannabe cooks, worldwide. In Cooking for Two, he emphasizes having fun with a partner in the kitchen: "It ought to be a shared courtship, a foreplay to the intimacy of a shared dinner. 'Let's cook supper' will do a lot more for your relationship than 'I'm cooking. Leave me alone.'" Barber's well-known and easy manner of food preparation is once again a pleasure to read and to follow, often bringing a chuckle to the cooks and certainly bringing a large measure of satisfaction with the delicious
About the author
James Barber (1923-2007) was best recognized as the host of the internationally acclaimed TV series The Urban Peasant. His best-selling books include One-Pot Wonders, Peasant's Alphabet Peasant's Choice and Cooking for Two. He was a regular contributor to a wide range of publications including Pacific Yachting, the Globe & Mail, Western Living, the Georgia Straight and the Vancouver Province. Barber died at the age of 84 on November 27, 2007 at his home in Duncan BC.
"[Barber] shared with his many fans his surprise that food preparation had been hidden behind a wall of jargon and false expertise"
- Tom Hawthorn, The Globe and Mail