The Kitchn Cookbook

The Kitchn Cookbook

Recipes, Kitchens & Tips to Inspire your Cooking

Book - 2014
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From Apartment Therapy's cooking site, The Kitchn, comes 150 recipes and a cooking school with 50 essential lessons, as well as a guide to organizing your kitchen--plus storage tips, tool reviews, inspiration from real kitchens, maintenance suggestions, 200 photographs, and much more.
Publisher: New York : Clarkson Potter/Publishers, ©2014
Edition: First edition
Copyright Date: ©2014
ISBN: 9780770434434
Branch Call Number: Cooking 641.5 Gil
Additional Contributors: Durand, Faith
Cyd, Leela - Photographer


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LPL_KateG Jan 09, 2019

I found The Kitchn online when looking for an easily comprehensible sourdough starter recipe and really enjoyed the writing style as well as the visuals. This cookbook includes more of the same, though I will warn that it contains about as much aesthetic guidance as it does cooking guidance. (Fortunately, as someone who loves to snoop for design ideas, this was great for me!) If you're looking for a straight-up cookbook, try their website or just skip to the latter half of the book. If you want a whole "Kitchn" experience, start from the beginning!

Aug 26, 2018

This "cook" book felt like a layout for kitchen pictures. Boring recipes. And chore list? No thank you.

Sarah_CT Jul 12, 2017

Smorgasbook read The Kitchn Cookbook this month and we loved every recipe we tried. The directions were clear and concise. We loved that techniques were included in a separate section along with other helpful information. Our only complaint was that only half of the book was recipes! The first half looked at kitchen design and organization which will appeal to the cook book reader. Definitely give this book a try but don't be surprised when you want more and subscribe to the website.

britprincess1ajax Apr 11, 2016

I love THE KITCHN as a website, but I wasn't too impressed with this book. So much was focused on making a kitchen look nice and not enough was focused on making food. The recipes included were all right, but most of it wasn't stuff I would make. I did like the banana ice cream idea, though. Overall, I was a touch disappointed.

LibraryKat_1 May 20, 2015

This is a great all around book on kitchen basics to recipes. Some of the charts that the book has in is very helpful to keep your kitchen clean and useful! There are also some great ideas to spruce up the kitchen and how to make homemade cleaning products with only a few products.

ksoles Feb 01, 2015

The kitchen: everyone's favourite room and everyone's hotbed of maddening disorganization. In their new book, popular bloggers ( Sara Kate Gillingham and Faith Durand round up hard-won design wisdom and best-loved recipes into an accessible, hard copy collection. For fans of the website, it reads like a greatest hits album and, for newbies, it provides fresh, inspirational tips on creating both user-friendly kitchen spaces and exciting, unintimidating meals.

Part One of "The Kitchn Cookbook" pursues and executes a comfortable kitchen. It covers everything from how to lay out a kitchen, emphasizing the path between the refrigerator, the sink, and the stove, to the essential tools and how to care for them. The section on improving 'challenging' kitchens contains great tips like using a large butcher block to cover the stovetop and make more room for pre-cooking prep. Throughout, Gillingham and Durand share profiles of real people cooking in their artfully designed kitchens, some of which look more attainable than others.

Part Two begins with lessons on stocking the pantry, choosing ingredients, and approaching each meal with a plan. Never preachy or out-of-reach, the authors suggest looking for ingredient connections to make your work do double duty. They also break down 50 skills they deem essential kitchen knowledge and include photo tutorials on how to break down a chicken, knead dough, caramelize onions and cut butter into flour.

Finally, the recipes. Wholesome, nourishing, weeknight-style cooking abounds featuring a simple French Omelet, Roasted Chicken Thighs and Squash over Polenta. Breakfast pizza emerges as a straightforward, customizable pie with just-set eggs baked right on top and No-Bake Banana and Peanut Butter Caramel Icebox Cake is nothing short of killer. Novice cooks could make nearly all the recipes but enough creative tweaks will keep an advanced cook interested.

Ultimately, "The Kitchn Cookbook" embraces the philosophy that the kitchen forms the heart of the home and that cooking for oneself and others equates to caring for oneself and others in the purest sense.


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