Synopses & Reviews
How do you make cheese from pantry staples? Or create an oven smoker from scratch in just two minutes? Or make ice cream without a machine? In Home Made
, Yvette van Boven shows you how, complete with an irreverent voice, step-by-step photos and illustrations, and a gorgeous photo alongside every recipe. While her recipes are rooted in a natural, from-scratch cooking philosophy, van Boven is never preachy (she doesnt use the word "organic"); she believes that this way of cooking is fun and that the dishes simply taste better.
Chapters include Preserving Vegetables, Pre-Dinner Drinks, Chocolate and Cookies, After a Night Out, Ice-Cream-You-Scream, Dont Forget the Dog!, and more. Each chapter starts with a basic dish that you can make yourself, but usually don't because you think its too complicated (think again!), and includes variations — basic bread becomes focaccia with olives and rosemary, or red cherry and thyme bread. This book will inspire you to make every dish at home.
"You'll want to eat everything in this book!" People Style Watch
"The recipes are incredibly different in a wonderful way." Miami Herald
"[Yvette van Boven] is fearless in the kitchen, taking on everything from cheesemaking to preserving, infusing, and all sorts of other projects that are sure to expand your culinary horizons....The recipes in Home Made are lovingly hand-lettered and illustrated by van Boven with pen and ink drawings and intricate paper cuttings including some pretty adorable talking lemons and anthropomorphized Swiss chard." Serious Eats
About the Author
Yvette van Boven is a food stylist, recipe writer, and illustrator. She owns a café and catering company in Amsterdam. Her work appears regularly in Dutch publications. Visit her blog at www.yvettevanboven.com.