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Poor Man's Feast

To say I've been eagerly awaiting the release of Elissa Altman's Poor Man's Feast: A Love Story of Comfort, Desire, and the Art of Simple Cooking
($28), a memoir from the author of the eponymous James Beard Award-winning blog, is a gross understatement. When we walked by the Chronicle Books booth at the Fancy Food Show, I snuck a quick peek, audibly squealed in excitement, and had to essentially be torn away from the copy in my hands. Let's just say I know what will be on my bedside table come March 5 . . .

— NP