When Alex works late (quite often), I like eating dinner alone at home. I cook up extra-cheesy scrambled eggs, or pour myself a glass of white wine and toss together a big salad with tomato, olives, parmesan cheese, pine nuts and avocado.

So, this week, I was happy to spot this book, which features essays on eating alone, by twenty-six great writers (including Amanda Hesser and Nora Ephron, two of my faves). I’m excited to hear about the “secret meals they make for themselves when no one else is looking.” What do you make when you’re all alone?