Ladies We Love: Cathy Erway

February 24, 2010 at 2:09 pm , by

cathyerway_fullbody

How would you feel about not eating out for a month? Or six months? Brooklyn-based blogger and amateur cook Cathy Erway decided to do just that—for two years. She was tired of takeout and overpriced dinners, but it wouldn’t an easy feat in New York city, where eating out is the norm. She documented her venture on her blog, Not Eating Out in New York, and it quickly gained a following.

EATIN INHer blog became the basis of her new book, The Art of Eating In: How I Learned to Stop Spending and Love the Stove, but it’s about more than avoiding restaurants. You follow along with her as she faces a social life without dining out, cooking successes (and some disasters) and realizing the importance of knowing where your food comes from. It also includes Cathy’s original recipes for you to try at home, so give it a look—it may inspire you to eat in tonight.

What makes me a lady: Listening to others and trying to do what I do best for them. (Usually, cooking something good!)

Favorite guilty pleasure: Eating a huge meal at midnight.

Three things on my life list: To grow more food or work on a farm, help efforts to improve school lunch food, and maybe, write a novel.

If I could have a superpower, it would be: Perfect balance. Not in a literal sense, but to stay focused and keep centered while playing a lot of roles and juggling a lot of pieces.

Ladies I admire: Alice Waters, Michelle Obama, Frances Moore Lappe and Anna Lappe, and heroes of my local food community like Annie Novak, Paula Crossfield, Kerry Trueman. All the ladies at Just Food, a nonprofit. And my mom.

56 Responses to “Ladies We Love: Cathy Erway”

  1. I applaud her for going against the social norm in NY but it was quite common for us not to eat out for more than two years growing up in a small town in PA. Of course, most of the time it was more about the money than the socializing (or not) but my Mom was a great cook and we didn’t need to eat out to have good food. People today don’t understand that you can cook well at home, eat healthier and save money … and entertain at home, too. I’m not sure how big an apartment Miss Erway had but I cooked Thanksgiving meal in a small one-room apartment in Korea and had 10 people come in and enjoy it with me. Most of it has to do with how you look at things … you’re not required to follow the crowd, you do it (or not) because you choose to.


  2. Read Ms. Erway’s book. Most people think “eating out” is a restaurant meal, but it’s the bagels, the Starbucks, the fast food, etc. that is so pervasive in our culture as well. Ms. Erway’s book chronicles her journey, but not by just repeating her blog posts (which I have now started reading). She has a great point of view and voice, and I have already started passing the book around. Yes, it’s easier to “eat in” outside of NYC, but try mentioning that to the line of cars wrapped around McD’s every afternoon.


  3. you have got an awesome weblog right here! would you wish to make some invite posts on my weblog?


  4. You definitely know how to bring an issue to light and make it important. I cant believe youre not more popular because you definitely have the gift.


  5. Thanx exchange for the attempt, support up the assets c incriminating evidence arouse Masterly use, I am prevailing to start a pint-sized Blog Gizmo killing be in charge of using your site I precognition you idle blogging with the in demand BlogEngine.net.Thethoughts you speak are true awesome. Certainty you mould execute some more posts.


  6. Howdy! I simply would like to give an enormous thumbs up for the good data you’ve got here on this post. I might be coming again to your weblog soon.


  7. biefymik, revitaderm review , SkXyynp.



  8. abisqmik, yzahsbuooy



  9. I noticed this webpage as someone used the word lipo bind inside of a recent article. My specialty is reducing your weight. On that basis I’m always interested in reading what precisely inspires successful individuals. blog.


  10. While I agree with the points in Ladies We Love: Cathy Erway | The Ladies' Lounge , I think the positive sentiment around today is a result of a false set of circumstances. The demand for consumer loans is still poor and there is no significant improvement in the housing market. The developed countries are surviving on their governments ability to just borrow and spend into their countries which is difficult to maintain. Regards, Somer Liddy.


  11. Using the subsequent advice, you could possibly uncover the proper way to prevent using tobacco:


  12. Howdy! I just want to give a huge thumbs up for the nice info you have here on this post. I might be coming again to your weblog soon.


  13. Interesting blog post. What I would like to contribute is that computer memory has to be purchased but if your computer can’t cope with everything you do along with it. One can set up two good old ram boards with 1GB each, as an example, but not one of 1GB and one with 2GB. One should check the manufacturer’s documentation for own PC to make sure what type of memory is needed.


  14. Greetings from Carolina! I’m bored at work so I decided to browse your blog on my iphone during lunch break. I love the information you present here and can’t wait to take a look when I get home. I’m amazed at how fast your blog loaded on my cell phone .. I’m not even using WIFI, just 3G .. Anyways, good blog!


  15. The schnozberries taste like schnozberries


  16. I am glad to be a visitant of this perfect blog ! , thanks for this rare info ! .



  17. bqbolmik, vbcegppxyj


  18. Looking for the best performance android tablet shipped from the USA?


  19. strongzz you are really a good webmaster. The site loading speed is incredible. It seems that you’re doing any unique trick. Moreover, The contents are masterwork. you’ve done a magnificent job on this topic!


  20. strongzz I just couldn’t depart your web site before suggesting that I actually enjoyed the standard info a person provide for your visitors? Is going to be back often in order to check up on new posts


  21. I think other web-site proprietors should take this web site as an model, very clean and excellent user friendly style and design, let alone the content. You are an expert in this topic!


  22. I loved as much as you will receive carried out right here. The sketch is tasteful, your authored material stylish. nonetheless, you command get got an shakiness over that you wish be delivering the following. unwell unquestionably come more formerly again as exactly the same nearly very often inside case you shield this hike.


  23. WONDERFUL Post.thanks for share..extra wait .. …


  24. I’d have to check with you here. Which is not really one thing I usually do! I like studying a article that will make people think. Also, thanks for allowing me to provide feedback!


  25. tbqrvmik, vwysdxjgem


  26. I love your theme. Is it available for download? cost-free? Cheers


  27. It?s really a great and helpful piece of information. I?m satisfied that you simply shared this useful information with us. Please stay us informed like this. Thank you for sharing.


  28. I really enjoy your theme. Would you mind sharing where do i can download it? Is it free? Cheers


  29. I really like your theme. Where can I download it? cost-free? Regards


  30. It is in point of fact a nice and helpful piece of information. I am glad that you simply shared this helpful info with us. Please keep us informed like this. Thanks for sharing.


  31. Nice post dude, I really like this. Please post more :) .


  32. Hi there would you mind letting me know which web host you’re using? I’ve loaded your blog in 3 different web browsers and I must say this blog loads a lot quicker then most. Can you recommend a good internet hosting provider at a reasonable price? Thanks, I appreciate it!


  33. pHRmneTwkaMrFVUdX Louis Vuitton Bags
    TentSVnRSquzdJAmzMG Louis Vuitton Handbag
    TBjdMcrAkZzllko Louis Vuitton Sale


  34. An interesting discussion is worth comment. I think that you need to publish more about this subject matter, it might not be a taboo subject but usually folks don’t discuss such subjects. To the next! Many thanks!!



  35. What talented idea

    By the way, what do you think about this icons site?


  36. Will manage somehow.

    By the way, what do you think about this icons site?


  37. Now all became clear, many thanks for an explanation.

    P.S. Please review icons


  38. What rare good luck! What happiness!

    P.S. Please review icons



  39. Thanks for the blog post.Really thank you! Keep writing.


  40. Jesus Christ there is lots of spammy comments on this page. Have you at any time believed about attempting to remove them or installing a wordpress plugin?


  41. I found your weblog web site on google and examine a number of of your early posts. Proceed to maintain up the superb operate. I simply further up your RSS feed to my MSN Information Reader. Searching for ahead to studying extra from you afterward!…


  42. I appreciate you sharing this blog article.Much thanks again. Really Great.


  43. Nic Wise made this story up…how do I know? Because her name is not Amanda. Her name is Erin, she went to Florida while Joakim was there.


  44. I’ve said that least 3408936 times. SCK was here


  45. Wanted to drop a comment and let you know your Feed isnt working today. I tried including it to my Bing reader account but got nothing.


  46. Not waste time and funds is useful business.


  47. jrabFK I really like and appreciate your blog.Really looking forward to read more. Will read on…


  48. Some actually quality content with this web site, saved to my book marks.


  49. click through the up coming website…


  50. The human papilloma virus otherwise known as HPV causes this disease. This virus looks like bumps that resemble warts. The Shenandoah Valley. 8. He was convicted of first-degree murder and five counts of assault with attempt to commit murder. Four of those five surviving victims are alive, including Weisel. jordan space jams http://www.google.com.fj/webmasters/tools/richsnippets?url=run2013.org/ceshi11.html


  51. for those of us who cannot control anger, i think that anger management should be a reuirement to have a quality life;;





SEO Powered by Platinum SEO from Techblissonline