The long-awaited cookbook from the food-blogging phenomenon Deb Perelman -- home cook, mom, photographer, and celebrated author of SmittenKitchen.com.
The Smitten Kitchen Cookbook is all about uncompromised, but utterly approachable, home cooking: comfort foods stepped up, birthday cakes from scratch, stews for winter afternoons, and an apple cake that will answer all your dessert desires. Here are more than 100 recipes you'll use so often they'll feel like your own; recipes with simple ingredients that yield amazing results in a minimum amount of time, all accompanied by Deb's gorgeous colour photos.
This cookbook will capture the sensibility of the Smitten Kitchen blog, both visually and with its content. The elements that have made the blog so popular -- Perelman's warmly engaging voice, stunning photography, and accessible, scrumptuous recipes--will be seamlessly translated to the page. Needless to say, it will not disappoint the millions of Smitten Kitchen fans are eagerly awaiting this book.
Deb Perelman is a self-taught home cook and photographer; and the creator of SmittenKitchen.com, an award-winning blog with a focus on stepped-up home cooking through unfussy ingredients. In previous iterations of her so-called career, she’s been a record store shift supervisor, a scrawler of “happy birthday” on bakery cakes, an art therapist, and a technology reporter. She likes her current gig—the one where she wakes up and cooks whatever she feels like that day—the best. The Smitten Kitchen Cookbook is her first book. Deb lives in New York City with her husband and delicious baby son.
Praise for Deb Perelman and SmittenKitchen.com
“A blog with a wonderfully homey feel . . . [Pereleman’s] creations are . . . mouthwatering.” —Time, a Best Blog of 2011
“For four years, Deb Perelman has been blogging her cooking pursuits from her tiny New York City kitchen as a newlywed and then as a new mother. This is the result of hours spent perfecting her own recipes and interpreting those of the best food publications out there. Some of the recipes featured can be complicated, but you have Deb’s warm chatter, funny anecdotes, encyclopedic knowledge of food and cookbooks, cooking, and gorgeous photography getting you through it. She’s a farmers’ market shopper and hence her blog is completely seasonal, and archived that way as well. You'll see her tackle the impossible—a wedding cake—and the very simple, ‘How to Turn a Bucket of Cheap Tomatoes into a Perfect Pot of Sauce.’ Do we really have to wait until 2012 for the Smitten Kitchen cookbook?” —Gwyneth Paltrow, on her blog GOOP
“Smitten Kitchen reads like a conversation with a witty friend who can recommend the perfect nosh for any occasion.” —O, The Oprah Magazine
“Warm and encouraging, the photos are pure food porn, and the something-for-everyone recipes sound sublime.” —Entertainment Weekly
“Perelman’s thoughtful prose and sometimes humorous posts read like an e-mail from your best friend—only with better photos.” —Better Homes and Gardens
“An enthusiastic kitchen amateur chronicles her adventures, offering a mix of easy recipes, smart and witty commentary, and beautiful photos.” —Real Simple
“One of our favorite cooking blogs . . . We are big fans of Deb Perelman—the founder, cook, writer, and photographer behind the whole operation—and her gorgeous food photos, simple recipes, and charming voice.” —Everyday Food