Discussing a shot with the visuals team on set in a Portland, Oregon winery!
It's been a long time coming. In the years since I started The Kitchn in 2005, Apartment Therapy has published three design books, and Faith and I have each published two of our own cookbooks, but until now, there hasn't been a cookbook to share The Kitchn with the world beyond the internet.
For the last several months we've been hard at work on the biggest book yet. This 150-recipe cookbook and guide to the kitchen will showcase some of The Kitchn's most essential dishes, but primarily the book will feature new recipes we developed in the spirit of everything our readers love about The Kitchn: ease, accessibility, flavor, and fun.
Our photographer, Leela Cyd Ross, hangs over some small bites.
The book also has an in-depth look at 50 of the most important cooking skills, chapters about setting up and maintaining a clean, comfortable, useful kitchen, and lots of information about how to throw a great dinner party. Along the way we'll give you a peek into ten kitchens where regular home cooks like you and me warm their bellies and their homes.
It's been an extra full-time job pulling this book together, so you haven't heard from me every week lately, and Faith has been burning the midnight oil, but rest assured we're up to our elbows in ingredients, testing recipes and writing the chapters that you can soon call your very favorite essential cookbook, if not your best doorstop, coming to you in the fall of 2014 from Clarkson Potter.
We can't wait to share it with you!
Setting a table with Jenny Leigh, Adrian Hale, and Leela Cyd Ross
Tell us, while we're in the home stretch of writing this book, are there recipes or tips from the site that you love and think should be included? (You'll all be happy to know that infamous one-ingredient banana ice cream made it in, with a few new variations.) What would be most helpful to you in a one-volume guide to your kitchen — from tips to cleaning to recipes to techniques?
This book is first and foremost for you, our wonderful readers, and we hope you'll love it as much as we do, and see your own cooking journeys in it as well as ours.
→ Follow our progress on Twitter at #kitchncookbook
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