Category: Table for One

5-Minute Peanut Butter & Jelly Mug Cake

Table for One is a column by Senior Editor Eric Kim, who loves cooking for himself—and only himself—and seeks to celebrate the beauty of solitude in its many forms. This week, a pantry dessert that capitalizes on the power of 5 minutes. In my opinion, one of life’s greatest pleasures is collecting mugs. I wouldn’t…


The Solo Dining Trend Changing How We Eat

Table for One is a column by Senior Editor Eric Kim, who loves cooking for himself—and only himself—and seeks to celebrate the beauty of solitude in its many forms. The stage has been set for a renaissance in solo dining. The South Koreans already have a word for it: honbap. A portmanteau of “alone” (honja)…


Fettuccine Alfredo Recipe – Why Pasta Is the Best Solo Supper

Table for One is a column by Senior Editor Eric Kim, who loves cooking for himself—and only himself—and seeks to celebrate the beauty of solitude in its many forms. My barometer for a good restaurant has always been: How do they treat solo diners? I.e. me, when I walk in alone and gesture to the…


10 Very Important Reasons Why I Love Living Alone

Table for One is a column by Senior Editor Eric Kim, who loves cooking for himself—and only himself—and seeks to celebrate the beauty of solitude in its many forms. Four score and seven years ago, I had a roommate. He was terribly inconsiderate and somehow got peanut butter on everything in our apartment: the toilet…


Best Molten Chocolate Lava Cake Recipe With Clementine & Olive Oil

Table for One is a column by Senior Editor Eric Kim, who loves cooking for himself—and only himself—and seeks to celebrate the beauty of solitude in its many forms. It’s the first day of winter, the shortest day—and the longest night—of the year. To prep for tonight’s winter solstice, which is said to feature a…


I Battle Depression Every Day. Here’s One Thing That Helps.

Table for One is a column by Senior Editor Eric Kim, who loves cooking for himself—and only himself—and seeks to explore solitude in its many forms. I had always wanted to go to Maine. I once took a fiction writing course in college where a boy named Patrik, who was from Portland, Maine, sat next…


A Squidgy, Riffable Yorkshire Pudding Recipe for One—or 24

Table for One is a column by Senior Editor Eric Kim, who loves cooking for himself—and only himself—and seeks to celebrate the beauty of solitude in its many forms. Photo by Alfred A. Knopf When Judith Jones published The Pleasures of Cooking for One in 2009, it was nominated for a James Beard Foundation Book…


The Absolute Best Way to Cook Filet Mignon

Table for One is a column by Senior Editor Eric Kim, who loves cooking for himself—and only himself—and seeks to celebrate the beauty of solitude in its many forms. So I have this tiny pan. Like, very tiny—pixie, really. It’s so small it barely exists. This 3.5-inch cast-iron skillet I bought years ago before I…


What Do You Cook When No One’s Watching?

Table for One is a weekly food column by bachelor and Senior Editor Eric Kim, who loves cooking for himself—and only himself—and just wants to celebrate those quiet, cozy nights in. “Sharing food with another human being is an intimate act that should not be indulged in lightly,” M. F. K. Fisher writes in my…


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