Just over a year ago we whispered an exciting tidbit of news in your ear: The Kitchn was finally getting its own cookbook. A big, fat book of recipes, tips, real-life kitchens, and even meditations — everything you need for a happy kitchen in one beautiful volume.
And today, we finally have a cover. October can't come soon enough! Read on for a little more of what you can expect from The Kitchn Cookbook.
We'll be bringing you more sneak peeks and goodies from inside the book this summer, but for now, let us give you a little taste of this book and why we think it's special.
Sara Kate's report from The Kitchn Cookbook photo shoot:
What's In The Kitchn Cookbook?
The Kitchn Cookbook is not just a big collection of recipes (as much as we love them). Half of the book is devoted to all the other things that make cooking so essential and engaging, like principles for organizing your kitchen effectively, and the best tools to buy. We include 10 real-life kitchen tours, from sleek and modern to worn-in and friendly, and we offer tips and natural solutions for keeping the kitchen clean and tidy.
Only after your kitchen is ship-shape do we dive into food. We talk ingredients — meat, seafood, produce, pantry, and beyond — and we include 50 essential techniques for developing your own cooking skills and learning how to cook without recipes.
The 150 recipes are of course a big chunk of the book — but they're not just recipes brought over from the site. There are some perennial favorites, retested and rewritten (watch for some new flavors of that famous banana ice cream!), but most of the recipes are all-new, offering you healthy, homey cooking with little splashes of elegance.
And then, as always, we finish with a party! Visit Sara Kate's own home as she throws a casual Sunday supper with roast chicken and plenty of wine, gathered around the table with friends, with our simple tips for practical hospitality.
The book is peppered with quotes from you, our readers, and sidebars and tips from the many writers who have made The Kitchn a cozy place to hang out.
Two more bonus points: Every section opens with a meditation from our own Dana Velden, author of our Weekend Meditations column. And the photos were crafted by Leela Cyd, whom you also know through her lovely work here at The Kitchn.
When Does It Come Out?
Mark your calendars: October 7, 2014!
We'll be visiting several cities all over the country promoting the book later this year — stay tuned for more news on that!
Where Can I Buy It?
In a hurry to pre-order? If you want, here are a few sources for the book.
Watch for more sneak peeks and celebrations around The Kitchn Cookbook later this summer and fall!
— Sara Kate & Faith on behalf of The Kitchn team