smitten kitchen keepers

The cookbook author has been a voice for the home cook since her first book, “The Smitten Kitchen Cookbook,” was published in 2006. Today she shares life-changing recipes across all media platforms including Facebook and Instagram.

The “smitten kitchen recipes” is a blog that has been around for quite some time. The blog focuses on cooking and baking. It also includes reviews of restaurants, events, and products.

I signed a contract to write my third cookbook in early March 2020 because it seemed like the ideal time: quiet, unfrenzied, kids established in school and activities… stop laughing. My timing is perfect. But there’s nothing like a lot of time at home and an almost insatiable need for homecooked meals to start me thinking about the major concerns regarding my own repertoire: Where has my everlasting pound cake gone? What would the ideal quiche resemble? Why does cooking chicken this way make such a difference? I realized how much I wanted this book to be a compilation of recipes developed with the intention of being made again and again. I now get to show you what I’ve been up to for the last three years.

On November 22nd, Smitten Kitchen Keepers: New Classics For Your Forever Files will be launched, and I am so excited to share it with you. I hope it provides you with plenty of ideas and a stack of new essential recipes that you’ll want to try again and again. Smitten Kitchen Keepers is available for presale practically wherever books are offered as of today:

Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Bookshop | Indiebound | Apple Books | More Stores | Amazon (Canadian Edition) | Indigo (CA)

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What constitutes a keeper? I’m happy you inquired. Some are tried-and-true classics, like my clam chowder and the finest chocolate chip cookie I’ve ever prepared or tasted. Others, like weeknight wings, a beautiful summer taco, and the very green spaghetti that my pickiest loves so much she crawled into the picture to eat it off the counter, have gone into our permanent rotations the instant we cooked them. Other recipes, such as an absolute doorstop of a quiche, turkey meatloaf that overcame all of my doubts, and the lovely chocolate cake I optimized for train trips to picnic blanket birthday celebrations, are fast making their way there.

When I reread this book over the last months, there is a more crystalized vision of what the good life looks like, what you cook when you miss it, and what you cook to get back there, because I wrote it during unprecedented times/a global pandemic/a vibe shift/a period of time when we couldn’t always do the things that made us happiest (see friends, families, have parties, travel), Each dish serves a certain function and has a specific location. I hope you can sense it as well.

What’s the story behind the cover? It’s a Carrot Tarte Tatin, which sounds complicated but is really quite easy to make. It’s just carrots, cooked simply in everything that makes them great, and excellent enough to eat straight out of the pan. But when we add puffed pastry, they become much more exquisite, and I believe we deserve it, whether it’s for a light Thursday supper or as a festive table offering.

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Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Bookshop | Indiebound | Apple Books | More Stores | Amazon (Canadian Edition) | Indigo (CA)

Giving it as a present? To let people know you’ve preordered the book as a present, we’ve produced a downloadable, printable certificate. You may choose your look: There are flowers on this one. There are fruits and veggies in this one.

In the following months, I’ll be sharing a lot of great stuff: Announcing a book tour! Pre-order bonuses (keep your order number and check back)! Recipe sneak peeks! But this week…

Questions? It’s been so long since I did a Q&A, I’d love to do one tomorrow on Instagram. I’ll collect your questions in the morning and answer as many as I can between 3 to 4pm ET. I can’t wait to catch up.

The “smitten kitchen entrees” is a recipe website that offers easy to follow recipes for those who love cooking. It is one of the most visited food websites in the world and has an average of 10 million visitors per month.

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