The Homemade Kitchen

The Homemade Kitchen

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This book is a map for how, day in and day out, food shapes my life for the better, in the kitchen and beyond it.
—from the Introduction
Start where you are. Feed yourself. Do your best, and then let go. Be helpful.  Slow down. Don’t be afraid of food.

Alana Chernila has these phrases taped to her fridge, and they are guiding principles helping her to stay present in her kitchen. They also provide the framework for her second book. In The Homemade Kitchen she exalts the beautiful imperfections of food made at home and extends the lessons of cooking through both the quotidian and extraordinary moments of the day. Alana sees cooking as an opportunity to live consciously, not just as a means to an end.

Written as much for the reader as the cook, The Homemade Kitchen covers a globe’s worth of flavors and includes new staples (what Alana is known for) such as chèvre, tofu, kefir, kimchi, preserved lemons, along with recipes and ideas for using them. Here, too, are dishes you’ll be inspired to try and that you will make again and again until they become your own family recipes, such as Broccoli Raab with Cheddar Polenta, a flavor-forward lunch for one; Roasted Red Pepper Corn Chowder, “late summer in a bowl”; Stuffed Winter Squash, rich with leeks, chorizo, apples, and grains; Braised Lamb Shanks that are tucked into the oven in the late afternoon and not touched again until dinner; Corn and Nectarine Salad showered with torn basil; perfect share-fare Sesame Noodles; Asparagus Carbonara, the easiest weeknight dinner ever; and sweet and savory treats such as Popovers, Cinnamon Swirl Bread, Summer Trifle made with homemade pound cake and whatever berries are ripest, and Rhubarb Snacking Cake.

In this follow-up to Alana’s wildly successful debut, The Homemade Pantry, she once again proves herself to be the truest and least judgmental friend a home cook could want.

Baker & Taylor
Collects recipes suitable for any occasion from the author of "The Homemade Kitchen," including stuffed winter squash, braised lamb shanks, corn and nectarine salad, asparagus carbonara, cinnamon swirl bread, and summer trifle.

& Taylor

The author of The Homemade Pantry offers this collection of 100 recipes for any occasion—including scones, lemon curd, hot sauce, sourdough and fettuccine with preserved lemons—that help readers find and appreciate pleasure in the everyday. Original. 40,000 first printing. Resources.

Publisher: New York : Clarkson Potter, [2015]
New York : Clarkson Potter, [2015]
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780385346153
Branch Call Number: 641.5 CHE 2015
Characteristics: pages cm
Additional Contributors: May, Jennifer


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Dec 28, 2015

o.k. Some simple things you can try if you want to do more
do it your self stuff around the kitchen.


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