My dear friend Deborah Madison has created a delightful book called What We Eat When We Eat Alone, an investigation into some of our most intimate moments.  When no one is looking, no one is judging, and your most secret cravings can come out, what do you eat? And how?

As a companion/intro, Deb has created this YouTube video (less than 5 minutes long — watch below) interviewing a few of the many people she spoke to for the book.  All walks of life are there, and the responses are fascinating, tell-tale vignettes in their own right.  Illustrations are provided by her husband Patrick McFarlin.  Stop into to your local independent bookseller and pick up a copy now (or if you like, Amazon has it here).

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