Monday, January 12, 2015

Book Review: The Kitchn Cookbook by Sara Kate Gillingham and Faith Durand

The Kitchn Cookbook is a beautiful book by Sara Kate Gillingham and Faith Durand. For those of you not familiar with The Kitchen, it is a website from the creators of Apartment Therapy dedicated to kitchen decor and cooking. As someone who is in love with both of these websites I could not resist the opportunity to review The Kitchn Cookbook. The book was released on October 7, 2014, and is available in hardcover or as eBook.

True to the spirit of The Kitchn website this book offers kitchen tips as well as recipes. Part I focuses on the kitchen itself, while Part II focuses on cooking. In Part I readers are offered tips on setting up their kitchen so that it works well for them and caring for a kitchen. The ultimate goal of these topics are to help the reader achieve efficiency in their kitchen. Part I also describes 50 cooking techniques that the authors believe are essential. I found many useful tips in Part I, but my favorite was the Daily Cleaning Plan For A Constantly Clean Kitchen.

Part II of the book covers the recipes and then tips on hosting a gathering. The book's 150 recipes are a combination of past favorites from the website and new recipes created for the book. The variation of recipes in the book is a pleasant surprise. The recipes vary in complexity and style, and I believe there is something for everyone in this book. There are so many recipes that I cannot wait to try.

The book ends with a discussion of gatherings. This section offers tips on table settings, ambiance, and all the other necessitates for hosting with confidence.

The Kitchn is a book that I would highly recommend for anyone with an interest in their kitchen or cooking. I can see this being a go-to housewarming gift. I look forward to future publications authors Sara Kate Gillingham and Faith Durand.

FTC Disclaimer: I received this book from Blogging for Books for this review. All opinions are my own and are completely honest.