Synopses & Reviews
This go-to guide features 60 delectable recipes inspired by everyday food products we tend to buy. From homemade granola and jams to condiments and kimchi, this cookbook is full of easy recipes, helpful tips, and clever ideas for making these favorite items at home. Armed with this collection of do-it-yourself recipes — easy to personalize and customize with the seasons — stock your kitchen with flavor and make delicious gifts for friends and family. You’ll start to rethink what goes into your grocery cart when you realize the endless possibilities, and health benefits, of making these favorite foods from scratch.
Whether whipping up your favorite sandwich condiments, fermenting your own sauerkraut, or making beef jerky from scratch, so many kitchen staples, from sauces to snacks, are simply better and more nutritious homemade. This collection of do-it-yourself recipes will inspire you to stock your kitchen with made-from- scratch favorites without the added preservatives, sugar, and unpronounceable ingredients found in similar store-bought products. Organized by savory and sweet items, the recipes span classic to innovative and provide solutions for everyday items, inspiration for new creations, and ways to satisfy salty and sugary cravings. You’ll also find expert advice on storing foods, easy and seasonal variations on recipes, and how- to’s for DIY food gifts, trendy sodas and cocktails, and entirely homemade snack platters. These modern DIYs, like homemade chocolate-hazelnut spread, nut milks and butters, infused syrups, and vodka-brined olives, will provide just the arsenal you need to create an endlessly inspiring and tasty kitchen.
About the Author
Ivy Manning (ivymanning.com) is a Portland, Oregon-based freelance food and travel writer, food stylist, and author of The Farm to Table Cookbook: The Art of Eating Locally. Her work has been featured in Cooking Light, Sunset, Fine Cooking, Edible Portland, Bon Appétit magazines and on culinate.com. Additionally, Manning is a regular contributor to the Oregonian FoodDay section with her column,Vegetarian Flavors. She is also the author of The Adaptable Feast and Crackers & Dips.