A playful and delicious cookbook from the host of ABC’s Food for Thought with Claire Thomas and creator of the much loved food blog The Kitchy Kitchen.
Every cook needs an arsenal of staples, whether for the perfect dinner party entrée to wow a crowd, or throw-it-together lunches for lazy afternoons…but we all know that the real fun comes in making basic recipes your own. The Kitchy Kitchen is tastemaker Claire Thomas’s solution for amping up your everyday culinary routine, introducing her approach to her own kitchen: loose, personal, unfussy, and most of all, fun.
With new takes on classic favorites—think adding farmer’s market peaches to upgrade a BLT, spicing up tempura cauliflower with a zesty harissa sauce, or transforming basic red velvet cupcakes into decadent pancakes—this cookbook is filled with fresh, produce-driven recipes for every skill set and occasion. It’s your best friend and personal chef, all rolled into one. Gorgeously illustrated and peppered with stylish entertaining tips and quirky essays that will inspire you to take the recipes you love and make them new, The Kitchy Kitchen will make your life in the kitchen a little easier, a little more fabulous, and positively delicious.
Thomas (The Kitchy Kitchen blog host) shows cooks how to take command of their kitchen with 150 stylish, bubbly recipes. From offering advice on shopping at the farmer's market to pantry organization, Thomas hopes to "take your cupboards from meh to amazing." There's a glossary of cooking terms, instructions how to chop, and an chart of 20 combinations to help plan meals. Breakfast dishes include tarts of rosemary, potato, and kale, a cherry-tomato tart and multiple egg dishes. She includes comforting soups, such as a homey minestrone along, a spicy pho, and a green gazpacho. Thomas is big on rustic pasta, and salads feature farro with roasted squash, and pomegranate and shaved Brussel sprouts topped with a creamy poached egg. Pies, puddings, puffs, and compotes are plentiful: recipe names like Boy Bait Pudding, Boyfriend Sauce, and Bachelor Pasta create a collection of girls-just-wanna-have-fun dishes designed for entertaining. Party cocktails and menus for Girls' Movie Night, Ladies' Brunch, Beach Picnic, and Derby Day Party show hostesses how to cook and still have fun at the party.