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Cookbook Preview: The Smitten Kitchen Cookbook


What do home cooks, food bloggers, and cooks in professional kitchens all have in common?  They all have a love for food and want to make delicious meals over and over again. The home cook and the food blogger both share recipes and hope to engage people through food, just as the professional cook would.

But what happens when the food blogger is a self-taught home cook with roughly 5 million visitors to the site each month, making delicious meals in a tiny NYC apartment kitchen? Deb Perelman, food blogger, self-taught home cook, photographer, and now author, has released her long-awaited cookbook, The Smitten Kitchen Cookbook: Recipes and Wisdom from an Obsessive Home Cook.

Deb’s highly-praised food blog,, draws food lovers to her site daily with recipes entirely from scratch and mouthwatering visuals. The Smitten Kitchen cookbook, all written and shot by Deb herself, showcases the same formula for delicious home meals with 105+ recipes using readily available ingredients and over 300+ full color photos.

Every recipe is an upgraded version of a classic comfort food, and Deb wants the home cooks to know that each recipe has tutorials and stories to help rid the jitters of cooking, whether you have the luxury of cooking in a large kitchen or must make do with a tiny kitchen, like hers.

Book Facts:

  • 85 vegetarian recipes
  • 20 recipes containing meat
  • 1 seafood recipe and 1 fish recipe
  • 6 recipes with meat accents that can be altered or removed

“[I’m wary of] excessively fussy foods and/or pretentious ingredients. I don’t do truffle oil, Himalayan pink salt at $10 per quarter-ounce or single-origin chocolate that can only be found through Posh Nosh-approved purveyors.  I think food should be accessible…” – Deb Perelman

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Title: The Smitten Kitchen Cookbook: Recipes and Wisdom from an Obsessive Home Cook

Release Date: October 30th, 2012

Ordering information here, on Smitten Kitchen’s site.  

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