The Smitten Kitchen Cookbook by Deb Perelman

The Smitten Kitchen Cookbook

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...


Details The Smitten Kitchen Cookbook

TitleThe Smitten Kitchen Cookbook
ISBN9780307595652
Author
Release DateOct 30th, 2012
PublisherKnopf
LanguageEnglish
GenreFood and Drink, Cookbooks, Cooking, Food, Nonfiction, Foodie, Reference, Culinary, Adult, How To
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Reviews The Smitten Kitchen Cookbook

  • Riya
    2012-10-19
    I am giving this cookbook 5 stars not only because it was an excellent cookbook with easy directions and colorfully detailed pictures, but because it made me want to attempt to bake again! I will admit right now that although I do enjoy cooking, a baker I am not, and it is only once a year that I will attempt to bake even a dozen cookies. This book, however, changed all of that.I first requested this book (I must mention that I received this wond...
  • Caroline
    2012-11-16
    This is currently becoming one of my favorite cookbooks that I own. Everything I have tried (which is a lot) from this cookbook has been fantastic and solid and quite delicious. Her little "stories" before each recipe are entertaining and a joy to read. The pictures are perfect, and each recipe is written well, tested, and easy to follow. A great, great book.
  • Allison
    2012-11-07
    I want to cook like 90% of the things in here. Since some of the recipes are also on her blog I can tell you that the salted brown butter rice crispy treats are to die for and the mushroom bourguignon is good, probably even delicious if you love mushrooms (I do not). For recipes that are totally new, I tried making the swiss chard and white bean pot pies (sans pancetta) last night and they were fabulous. And I am dying to make the apple cider car...
  • Virginia Campbell
    2012-09-30
    Award-winning food blogger Deb Perelman shares her fun & fabulous food and photos in "The Smitten Kitchen Cookbook". Using her natural cooking intuition, ceaseless curiosity, and expansive imagination, the author has created a wonderfully inviting culinary world in the space of her tiny kitchen. Sharing food preparation tips, and stories and photos for each recipe, Deb Perelman adds her own flair to user-friendly ingredients. While I found much t...
  • Eh?Eh!
    2016-09-29
    http://www.seriouseats.com/2015/10/ho...my favorites, things that made my eyes widen when I tasted thembuttered popcorn cookies*cheddar swirl breakfast buns**wild rice gratin with kale, carmelized onions, and baby swiss***balsamic and beer-braised short ribs with parsnip puree****harvest roast chicken with grapes, olives, and rosemaryChocolate Peanut Butter CookiesTomato Scallion shortcakes w whipped goat cheeseBroccoli slawRed Wine Velvet CakeZu...
  • Melanie
    2012-11-14
    I don't think I had ever read a cookbook cover-to-cover before this one, but Deb Perelman's book is as addictive as her blog. I want to make EVERYTHING but so far have only made the 'sweet peas and shells alfredo,' which were easy and delicious. This is really everything a good cookbook should be: clear, realistic, AND aspirational. I also appreciate that Deb keeps her stories light and her humor self-deprecating - it's a cookbook not a memoir, a...
  • Cynthia Paschen
    2013-02-17
    Completely drool-worthy. Good clear instructions. Wonderful large color photos. Off to make beer braised short ribs right this second. Don't try and stop me.
  • Natalie
    2012-11-11
    I love this cookbook and read it like a novel in one evening. I love the little blurbs at the beginning of each recipe and the photography is gorgeous.
  • Kristin Shafel
    2012-11-01
    I have been following the smitten kitchen blog for years and have made several of Deb Perelman's recipes, a few of which have become staples in our house—mushroom bourguignon, roast chicken with dijon sauce, lemony zucchini goat cheese pizza—and I can't wait to dig in to even more here in her cookbook. It is about two-thirds savory, one-third sweets, and all of it looks absolutely delicious. Perelman has a warmth and familiarity in her commun...
  • Erin
    2012-10-31
    So many great recipes in this book! And bizarrely, the ones that caught my eye were all savories, and mostly salads, at that. The chocolate brioche pretzels look amazing, though.Wonderfully put together with a great blend of pictures and recipes and a little blurb of text for each recipe. If you like the blog, you'll love the book. If you haven't read the blog, I think you'll love the book anyway; it's one of the best I've seen in a while.
  • Meredith
    2012-10-08
    What a gorgeous book from one of my favorite bloggers (who also happens to be one of my favorite sources for awesome recipes)! I was thrilled when I heard that she would be putting out a cookbook, and this truly lived up to my expectations. There are photos and notes and chatty introductions accompanying each recipe. Yep, there are a few strange recipes...I don't really understand the popcorn cookies...but there are so many promising ones that I ...
  • Heather
    2012-10-10
    I won this cookbook as a Goodreads giveaway and I was so excited! I follow Deb's blog, The Smitten Kitchen and to have all of her best recipes at my fingertips is just amazing. I cannot wait to make all of her scrumptious creations, especially the hazelnut crepe cake! Definitely not a book for people looking for quick, easy recipes, but if you want to get a little creative in the kitchen and have the time, this one is for you!
  • Jill
    2012-11-15
    I had been anxiously awaiting this, and Deb Perelman did not disappoint. I read (devoured?) the recipes cover to cover, and could hardly keep myself from pulling out every pot and pan in the kitchen to try them all immediately. As expected, gorgeous photographs and clear, encouraging directions.
  • Beth
    2018-03-09
    The "Smitten Kitchen" blog was mentioned in passing in an article I read somewhere online. I checked it out half out of curiosity, half out of an aquisitive desire for a larger stock of relatively simple recipes. I was impressed enough with what I saw to buy this, the author's first cookbook.I subscribe to a popular meal kit delivery service, and one thing that is striking about Perelman's recipes is their base similarity to that service's. I thi...
  • Goodreader
    2012-12-29
    I started going to smittenkitchen.com about two years ago because I needed a cake recipe. I found the chocolate peanut butter cake recipe (the softest, deepest chocolate cake combined with a sweet, cream cheese peanut butter frosting and topped with a semi-sweet (or dark chocolate) ganache) and I was hesitant to attempt this cake because it looked difficult. However, Perelman makes even the most difficult things wildly simple. She never leaves ou...
  • Sarah Eiseman
    2013-01-07
    Deb Perelman is the creator of The Smitten Kitchen, a fabulous blog on food and her cooking shenanigans in New York City. This blog (and now book are fabulous if you like pictures of different steps during food prep. Like The Pioneer Woman, Perelman is also a photographer. The pictures in this book are fantastic and the recipes are delicious. I made the Cheddar Swirl Buns (like a savory cinnamon roll), the Apricot Breakfast Crisp (I made mine wit...
  • Alison
    2012-11-03
    What a lovely cookbook, full of delicious recipes that for the most part, aren't too daunting. There are headnotes and color photos for every recipe, and the book is divided into several sections - including two for mains, meat and veggie - and she has some great info at the start of the book and in the appendix. At a glance you might think that these recipes would call for high-end ingredients, but that's not necessarily the case, and this comes...
  • Exapno Mapcase
    2012-10-10
    This is a Goodreads First Reads review.This is a great collection of recipes brought together with a warm sense of humor. The recipes are well laid out and the ingredients list shows the measurements in both imperial and metric, something that is not often done. Her goal is just to have fun cooking, so there is no running around looking for rare ingredients. It just makes you want to get together with friends and family.
  • Christina Holt
    2015-03-29
    I'm in love with this cookbook! Deb's recipes aren't so advanced to be intimidating to a new cook, like me, but are complex enough so that I'm learning something new with each one. There's a really great array of main dishes (vegetarian and not), appetizers, sweets, breakfasts, sandwiches, pizza, and just so much more! The book itself is beautiful with a clean layout and lots of pictures. Every recipe I've tried has surprised me by how wonderful ...
  • Deidre
    2012-10-13
    I love this cookbook. A good variety of classics, variations on classics, and interesting new ideas. Ranges in level of difficulty - this is not geared for people who never cook, but they could figure it out if they needed to - and for those of us who cook often, it's not oversimplified so much that we're bored. I can't wait to try out so many of these recipes!
  • Zomick's Bakery
    2014-11-04
    I am a baker at Zomick's bakery and must give this cookbook 5 star. That is not because I found recipes I could prepare, but gave me an interesting idea for some old traditional challah recipes I could restructure. If you are into cooking get this one and you'll have plenty of interesting recipes to try. - Zomick's bakery
  • Kat
    2012-11-18
    I have never been so entertained by a cookbook! Not only do I want to cook 90% of Deb's recipes (popcorn cookies? I am so there), but her wit, charm, and humor come through every recipe description. I plan to be a dedicated blog follower after working my way through her recipes!
  • Natashya KitchenPuppies
    2012-10-23
    Beautiful book from one of the world's most popular food bloggers. Stunning photography and 100 innovative yet comforting dishes. See my full review here - http://livinginthekitchenwithpuppies....
  • Sara
    2012-11-16
    There is nothing in here that I don't want to eat. Deb Perelman has even talked me into the recipes I was initially unsure of. She is such an engaging writer! I can't wait to get cracking on some of these delicious dishes post-Thanksgiving.
  • Jasmine
    2015-09-11
    Recipes sometimes complicated, sometimes simple, all delicious.
  • Jennifer
    2012-11-03
    Why yes, I did basically read this cover to cover. Can't wait to make so many of these recipes!
  • Mary
    2012-11-17
    Deb's blog is lovely, as are all of the recipes I've tried - not one bad apple in the pile! This cookbook looks like one delight after another, and I can't wait to get started.
  • Lisa
    2012-11-03
    Love this cookbook. I want to make the emmentaler on rye with sweet and sour red onions right now! It looks like French onion soup in sandwich form!
  • Rachel Maxwell
    2014-09-25
    I wasn't impressed with the cookbook. I've used recipes from her website that have made their way into the family favorites rotation, so I had high hopes for the book. Not so much