Home Made Summer by Yvette van Boven

Home Made Summer

Home Made and Home Made Winter blew readers away with their stunning packages, delicious recipes, beautiful photos, step-by-step instructions, and hand-drawn artwork throughout. Now, in Home Made Summer, Yvette van Boven takes the same signature approach and presents her absolute favorite recipes for spring and summer. Inspired by her childhood in Ireland and her frequent sojourns in France, van Boven has created a collection of recipes that will...


Details Home Made Summer

TitleHome Made Summer
ISBN9781617690150
Author
Release DateMar 26th, 2013
PublisherHarry N. Abrams
LanguageEnglish
GenreFood and Drink, Cookbooks, Food, Cooking, Nonfiction
Rating

Reviews Home Made Summer

  • lisa
    2013-07-29
    This is one of those lovely, but smug and impractical cookbooks full of recipes that no one with a real life could ever make. Oh well, at least the pictures are beautiful.
  • Jen
    2018-06-27
    Beautiful photos and recipes. However, none of these recipes are for the every day reality of family meals. I would probably not make any of these recipes. This is a beautifully put together book though.
  • Suzanne
    2013-04-25
    I adored this book! I can't wait for my garden to start producing veg so I try some of the recipes! I have already made the "Mint Lemmo" (a mint/lemon syrup)...I drink it with soda water but I want to try it in mixed drinks too. All in all the book is well organized and the photos are amazing! I checked it out from the library, but I am considering buying it because it was so FULL of great ideas!
  • Eh?Eh!
    2016-09-29
    http://www.seriouseats.com/2015/10/ho...my favorites, things that made my eyes widen when I tasted themrolled-up spinach omelet with creamy filling of goat cheese and dried tomato*melanzane sott'olio**Baby squid à la Horasrhubarb pie with almond pasteCarrot pie with Apple & goat cheesecava sangriaquinoa patties with feta, zucchini, and cornArtichokes "en cocotte"Melon Jam w/ TarragonBanana Crumble Muffins*"It's really worth chopping/processing t...
  • Amy Paget
    2015-06-13
    Home Made Summer is a beautifully designed book. It's a cookbook written by Yvette Van Boven, with wonderful photography by Oof Verschuren. Every second page contains a full page photo of the ingredients/recipe item. The book is from stewart tabori & chang, an imprint of Abrams. It's appropriately European in context, given Van Boven's day-to-day life in Amsterdam, Paris and Provence. The recipes themselves are remarkably simple and feature the a...
  • Pam
    2017-06-21
    Pretty book but... Realistically the photos just can't make a cookbook. While Yvette Van Bowen promises dishes that don't take much effort in the hot kitchen in the introduction, she fails to accomplish that goal. The cold soup recipes often require an hour on the stove after chopping and sauteing. One of the recipes she includes is beef stew-sorry but that isn't my idea of summer food. Likewise corn risotto, sounds good but I am not going to sti...
  • Erin
    2013-06-27
    What I like about the "Home Made" series: it's a combo of a journal (maybe that's a stretch too far, but the best way I can describe it!) and cookbook featuring all Summer recipes. Once in a while the recipe is "handwritten" with whimsical illustrations.There is also a lot of typical Summer recipes (Strawberry Shortcake, anyone?) but also features a lot of fun recipes (pomegranate & pear-lime rockets (Popsicles)!). Great pictures. The cover is a ...
  • Shanlie
    2013-10-23
    Loved. The author took this project to heart and you tell by the tender loving care illustrated throughout. Full of whimsy and deliscious meals, desserts and summer drinks taken from her life in France, childhood in Ireland and ancestry from the Netherlands. Heartfelt, heartwork....and so good! Curl and dig in, i guarantee you'll feel well traveled and hungry (thirsty!) afterwards. Fun and beautifully photographed.
  • Christine K
    2014-05-01
    I agree with most others! An absolutely beautiful book that will make you beg for dinner parties on southern nights. Beautiful pictures, beautiful layout. I love reading the little quotes and stories that went along with some of the recipes. Also, thought the illustrated recipe pages were wonderful, a real homage to old southern cookbooks... reminds me of something you might have seen in a community cook book picked up at a small town rummage sal...
  • Naomi
    2013-07-04
    Read my full review: http://bit.ly/1bxt9IKMy opinion: I found this book to have interesting recipes, but only a very small handful that I would say tickled my fancy or moved me to make them. The pictures were beautiful and I loved the "down home" journal feeling to the cookbook. As for recipes though, I preferred the book Paris to Provence more than this one. Both were from the same region of France.
  • Minna
    2013-09-23
    Lovely photography, food and otherwise. The few recipes I was intrigued enough to make, I read through and realized: who am I kidding? I barely have enough time to make grilled cheese most nights, let alone cook this beautiful but elaborate food. I guess if my job was a food blogger and I didn't work 8 hours a day with an hour round trip commute, I would try more of these recipes.Verdict: beautiful, but impractical/unrealistic.
  • Jennifer
    2014-02-26
    Fabulous cook book. I am making up a handful of the summer drinks for a party. Baked the carrot, apple, onion and goats cheese tart last week, it was as amazingly delicious as it sounded. There is something about reading these recipes that I love, they stimulate the taste buds with their flavour combinations ... you know they're going to be good!! Highly recommend!
  • Tina Dahm
    2017-09-25
    This is a really pretty cookbook but I get cookbooks for recipes. I have made 3, arugula cake with pine nuts which tasted awful, cake with raspberries, blueberries and coconut which while it tastes good, says to bake for 35 to 40 min but even after 45 minutes the center was raw. carrot pie with apple & goat cheese while delicious would never fit in the size pan she suggests.
  • Tracy
    2014-04-17
    This book has lots of great photography and a few recipes I'll try. I was most interested in the syrups you could make and keep in the refrigerator and then put into water, seltzer or alcoholic drinks. There are other things I might try, but these just seemed like something I hadn't really seen before.I need to go back through it again.
  • Karen
    2017-10-06
    3.7The layout is really cute, but the taste is somewhat esoteric. Other than a couple of great cookie recipes in the back and a lemon soda in the front, the recipes seem like more trouble than they're worth.
  • Kelly Philpott
    2014-05-21
    I really enjoyed the beautiful pictures and food styling in this book, but I felt that the recipes were pretty to look at and not for me to attempt. I did find a good recipe for using up some of the wild mint growing in my backyard.
  • Kathryn
    2016-09-15
    The photography is so good I felt like I could smell the food. The recipes are just not me. The dishes are from Amsterdam and Paris using all fresh summer ingredients. I am more of a hamburgers and potato salad in the summer type of person.
  • Rachel
    2015-04-30
    This book wasn't exactly what I was expecting and I'm not really sure why. Recipes using fresh fruits and veggies. maybe I expected both recipes and crafts. Some of the recipes seem strange to me and i just was disappointed by it but its hard to say exactly why.
  • Kirstin
    2014-05-09
    Lovely photographs; some interesting recipes, particularly in the breakfast/brunch/lunch section. However, there are a lot of recipes that call for things that are not readily available around here. Samphire/sea beans, for instance?!
  • Laura
    2014-03-17
    I want to make every single recipe in this cookbook. I'm not sure if I've come across any other cookbook that I can make that statement about. Visually interesting, pretty amusing, I pretty much must buy this book.
  • Minneapolani
    2013-09-26
    Nothing super interesting in here, but I like the journaling style- almost like a graphic novel.
  • Love & Flour
    2013-05-19
    As lovely as Home Made Winter. Like taking a kitchen vacation.
  • Katy
    2013-06-06
    Samphire = "sea beans." Now you know.
  • Ady Grafovna
    2017-01-07
    I loved both Homemade Winter and Homemade Summer. They are cozy, uncomplicated, and just like my own normal style.
  • Beka
    2017-11-13
    Solidly good, but nothing particularly stood out.
  • Cat
    2017-09-19
    Another good recipe book filled with yumminess!
  • Cassie
    2013-05-22
    A lot of recipes that call for fancy ingredients. No thanks.Pictures were amazing though.
  • Lin
    2013-07-14
    It's interesting to read a Euro-centric cookbook with memoirs. Dutch with french is an interesting combination. There are some recipes I have been trying.
  • Micah
    2015-05-15
    This cookbook had beautiful pictures, but between my dietary restrictions and budget, I only found a small handful of recipes I could actually make.
  • emyrose8
    2014-07-06
    Love the little notes from the author above the recipes.