The Smitten Kitchen Cookbook

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Random House, Feb 28, 2013 - Cooking - 336 pages
20 Reviews

You don't need to be a chef, you don't need special ingredients, you don't even need a big kitchen. There is a half-galley kitchen in New York with just a single counter, a tiny stove, pans stacked high in the corner - yet it has conjured up stews and slaws, salsas and pestos, tatins and cheesecakes. All to-die-for.

This is Deb Perelman's kitchen. Deb is an ordinary home cook who believes food should be a pleasure and deliciousness a guarantee. So she founded, her award-winning blog, where she concocts, tweaks and obsessively tests the best imaginable recipes for the everyday cook.

These are recipes you'll bookmark, share, and make your own, whether it is Courgette Ribbons with Almond Pesto for a summer lunch, Everyday Margherita Pizza for the family, Seared Halibut with Gazpacho Salsa for a weekend dinner, or Tiny But Intense Chocolate Cake for a special treat.

'I'm a longtime fan of the blog and this is a wonderful cookbook' Rachel Khoo, Little Paris Kitchen

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Beautiful photography and great writing. - Goodreads
Great pictures, great food. - Goodreads
As fun to read as the recipes are delicious. - Goodreads
The recipes are really fantastic. - Goodreads
Can't wait to make so many of these recipes! - Goodreads
Anybody can cook following one of Perelman's recipes. - Goodreads

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User Review  - Erin Brown - Goodreads

Great pictures, great food. Clear explanations. My only complaint is that I like kosher salt more than table salt, but I'm really stretching to find anything wrong. I don't cook like this everyday ... Read full review

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User Review  - Belinda - Goodreads

Thanks to Lesley for the recommendation! As fun to read as the recipes are delicious. Thanks to Deb Perelman's blog, i mastered strawberry-rhubarb pie that even my non-rhubarb sweetie devoured. The ... Read full review

About the author (2013)

Deb Perelman is a self-taught home cook and photographer; and the creator of, an award-winning blog with a focus on stepped-up home cooking through unfussy ingredients. In previous iterations of her so-called career, she’s been a record store shift supervisor, a scrawler of “happy birthday” on bakery cakes, an art therapist, and a technology reporter. She likes her current gig—the one where she wakes up and cooks whatever she feels like that day—the best. The Smitten Kitchen Cookbook is her first book. Deb lives in New York City with her husband and delicious baby son.

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