Two of my favorite food bloggers—Cara Eisenpress and Phoebe Lapine—are publishing their first cookbook tomorrow. Called In the Small Kitchen: 100 Recipes from Our Year of Cooking in the Real World, the book is based on their popular blog, Big Girls, Small Kitchen.
Cara and Phoebe are "quarter-life cooks"—aka they're cooks in their 20s who target their recipes to people in my demographic: young folks with small kitchens who are learning to cook on a budget. On the blog, I love how you can search recipes for when you're low on "money, skill, space or time." You can also search by season, main ingredient, occasion and more.
Here's more about the cookbook from BGSK:
In The Small Kitchen is a quirky cross between a food memoir and a beautiful cookbook with delicious recipes and colorful pictures. What’s within its pages (all 300 of them!) chronicles our sophomore year in the “real world,” featuring the recipes and tales behind themed cocktail parties, at-home diner dates, lonely lunches, and all manner of kitchen disasters. There will be over a hundred perfectly tested recipes, including fifty new recipes that have never been featured online.
What cookbooks are you recommending lately?
In Wellesley, MA, where I went to college, there was one truly excellent restaurant near campus—the kind of place you couldn't afford unless parents (or a hot date!) were treating, or maybe on a special occasion. The restaurant's called Blue Ginger, and diners from all over Massachusetts come to feast on Chef Ming Tsai's "East-West" cuisine.
So, I was happy to see that Tsai is publishing another cookbook in November of this year. Called Simply Ming One-Pot Meals: Quick, Healthy & Affordable Recipes, the Asian-influenced recipes will feature ingredients you can find at a local market. Also, "every recipe will track its salt and fat intakes, calories, and allergens (keeping it healthful), every dish will cost under $20, and you'll only have to use one vessel in which to cook," according to a pre-pub blurb.
Tsai has already published several cookbooks: Blue Ginger, Simply Ming, and Ming's Master Recipes. Have you discovered his delicious dishes yet?