The Smitten Kitchen Cookbook

The Smitten Kitchen Cookbook

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You don't need to be a chef, you don't need special ingredients, you don't even need a big kitchen. Discover every day deliciousness with The Smitten Kitchen Cook Book.

There is a half-galley kitchen in New York with just a single counter, a tiny stove, pans stacked high in the corner - yet it has conjured up stews and slaws, salsas and pestos, tatins and cheesecakes. All to-die-for.

This is Deb Perelman's kitchen. Deb is an ordinary home cook who believes food should be a pleasure and deliciousness a guarantee. So she founded, her award-winning blog, where she concocts, tweaks and obsessively tests the best imaginable recipes for the everyday cook.

These are recipes you'll bookmark, share, and make your own, whether it is Courgette Ribbons with Almond Pesto for a summer lunch, Everyday Margherita Pizza for the family, Seared Halibut with Gazpacho Salsa for a weekend dinner, or Tiny But Intense Chocolate Cake for a special treat.

'I'm a longtime fan of the blog and this is a wonderful cookbook' Rachel Khoo, Little Paris Kitchen
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Product details

  • Hardback | 336 pages
  • 213 x 243 x 34mm | 1,481g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • col. Illustrations
  • 0224095781
  • 9780224095785
  • 15,682

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Smitten Kitchen reads like a conversation with a witty friend who can recommend the perfect nosh for any occasion
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Smitten Kitchen reads like a conversation with a witty friend who can recommend the perfect nosh for any occasion * O, The Oprah Magazine * Her food is creative, her writing chatty and discursive, and the sheer delight she takes in cooking things which work and give pleasure shines through on every page... Her attention to detail, partly a response to pernickety questions from readers seeking advice and clarification on her recipes, make her the perfect partner to hand-hold even the most bashful kitchen novice * Mail on Sunday * Approachable but exciting recipes that you'll return to again and again * Waitrose Kitchen * I'm a longtime fan of the blog and this is a wonderful cookbook * Rachel Khoo, Little Paris Kitchen * Utterly scrumptious. It's the kind of food you want to eat at home every weekend * Yotam Ottolenghi *
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About Deb Perelman

Deb Perelman is a self-taught home cook and photographer; and the creator of, 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.
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