Thursday, October 30, 2014

the kitchn: short on vowels, big on kitchen goodness

the ktchn: short on vowels, big on kitchen goodness!

The kitchn is charmingly missing vowels in its title, but is filled with fantastic content for the home & food crowd!

This reference is a combination of kitchen remodeling inspiration, recipes, and introduction to cooking techniques. There is something about spending a few minutes in someone's kitchen that builds a connection - even if it is only on the page - and the kitchn does just that by giving a personal introduction to its contributors and their kitchens. This gives the book a very personal, intimate feel that is very pleasant!  

I love the laid-back, constructive approach this book takes to the kitchen.  "You will never be done setting up and caring for your kitchen.  This is good news, because the unavoidable nature of kitchens is that they cannot stay pristine and perfect, and there will always be an endless need to add to and edit their contents."  So true!  I'm glad I'm not the only one rearranging my kitchen counters all the time!  The authors showcase a handful of homes and their personal methods for organizing, cleaning, and enjoying their living kitchens, that are great inspiration and full of fresh ideas.  These are not model homes or showrooms, these are real, lived-in and cooked-in kitchens.  One even still has the kid's toys laying on the floor - which I think many of us can relate to!

The authors then share a collection of recipes, which all look amazing.  This is one of those cookbooks that is THE ONE you go to for a lifetime of good eating.  I'm especially excited about the Potato, Squash and Goat Cheese Gratin on page 237.

Overall this book is a great cooking reference for simple, modern recipes, and a fun tour of kitchens across the country.

What makes your kitchen feel like home to you?   

Disclaimer:  I received the book the kitchn for free from Blogging for Books for this review.


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