The long-awaited cookbook by Deb Perelman of Smitten Kitchen--home cook, mom, photographer, and celebrated food blogger.
Deb Perelman loves to cook. It's as simple as that. She isn't a chef or a restaurant owner--she's never even waitressed. Cooking in her tiny Manhattan kitchen was, at least at first, for special occasions--and, too often, an unnecessarily daunting venture. Deb found herself overwhelmed by the number of recipes available to her. Have you ever searched for the perfect birthday cake on Google? You'll get more than three million results. How do you choose? Where do you start? What if you pick a recipe that's downright bad?
So Deb founded her award-winning blog, smittenkitchen.com, on the premise that cooking should be a pleasure, and that the results of your labor can--and should be--delicious...every time. Deb is a firm believer that there are no bad cooks, just bad recipes. She has dedicated herself to finding the best of the best and adapting them for the everyday cook--the ones with little time to spare, little money to burn on unpronounceable ingredients, and little help in the kitchen. And now, with the same warmth, candor, and can-do spirit her blog is known for, Deb presents her first cookbook--more than 100 new recipes, plus a few favorites from her site, all gorgeously illustrated with hundreds of Deb's beautiful color photographs.
"The Smitten Kitchen Cookbook "is all about approachable, uncompromised home cooking: stepped-up comfort foods, stewy dishes for windy winter afternoons, an apple cake that will answer all questions: "What should my new signature dessert be?" "What is always welcome at a potluck?" "What did Deb consume almost single-handedly a week after having a baby?" These are the recipes you bookmark and use so often they become your own; recipes you slip to a friend who wants to impress her new in-laws; and recipes with simple ingredients that yield amazing results in a minimum amount of time. Deb tells you how to host a brunch and still sleep in--plus what to make for it!--and the essential items you need for your own kitchen. From salads and slaws that make perfect side dishes (or a full meal) to savory tarts and pizzas; from Mushroom Bourguignon to Pancetta, White Bean and Swiss Chard Pot Pies; from Buttered Popcorn Cookies to Chocolate Hazelnut Layer Cake, Deb knows just the thing for a Tuesday night, or your most special occasion.
Praise for Deb Perelman and "The Smitten Kitchen Cookbook
""The Smitten Kitchen Cookbook" is nothing short of stunning. Deb's photos are breathtaking, and her collection of recipes--a marvelous combination of familiar/reassuring and urban/daring--is just glorious. I had no idea how Deb could possibly outdo what she already does so beautifully on her website, but she has. The bar for cookbooks has officially been set."
--Ree Drummond, author of The Pioneer Woman Cooks
"Deb Perelman is the no-nonsense girlfriend who tells you what's what in the kitchen. The one who always knows exactly what you're in the mood for, how to make the best version of it, and, most important, how to save you from screwing it up. Perelman is a little bossy, and a lot opinionated. But you adore her for it. She will do right by you when you need that potluck dish, that birthday cupcake. You'll soak up every word of her confident, amusing writing, you'll be beguiled by her gorgeous food photography--you'll be smitten, indeed."
--Amanda Hesser, co-founder of Food52.com and author of "The Essential New York Times Cookbook"
"This is the book that every cook needs in their kitchen. Deb's obsession with getting it right, and her practical cooking tips garnered from cooking in a modest kitchen, ensure that anyone will have the same success that her millions of followers, including me, have come to expect. I want to cook each and every one of these recipes--right now!"
--David Lebovitz, author of "The Sweet Life in Paris"
"I've been waiting for this book for a long time. It is a 320-page gem of well-tested, beautifully photographed, wonderfully curated recipes. Part of the brilliance here is the range of inspiration--weeknight-friendly recipes, treats sure to win hearts and smiles, and plenty of family-style inspiration for potlucks and get-togethers."
--Heidi Swanson, author of "Super Natural Every Day"
"A blog with a wonderfully homey feel . .
Number Of Pages: 321
Published: 30th October 2012
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.368 x 20.574 x 3.048
Weight (kg): 1.27
Edition Number: 1