Synopses & Reviews
With its delectable recipes and charming girl-next-door tone, Homemade With Love
is sure to be a welcome addition to the kitchens of longtime readers of the blog, In Jennie's Kitchen. Jennifer Perillo has long written on the pleasures and importance of cooking from scratch, buying local, and eating at home. Jennie shares her love for her farmers markets and local purveyors while dishing out a hearty dose of practical culinary know-how for the working parent or any busy cook.
Jennie has been writing online since 2006, and developing recipes for more than 15 years, even after the sudden death of her young husband, Mikey, in 2011. Gathering her family together around the table was her recipe for healing; though many things about her life have changed, her commitment to eating for nourishment physical and spiritual has not. A seasoned recipe developer and personal chef, Jennie has crafted shortcuts (like two homemade all-purpose baking mixes, used as a base for baked goods such as breads, muffins, and cupcakes) to make good eating just a little easier. Try recipes like Orange-Scented Waffles, Carrot Fennel Soup, Lentil Ricotta Meatballs, Drop Biscuit Chicken Pot Pie, Strawberry Blender Sherbet, and Lemon Buttermilk Doughnuts. Simple, soulful recipes for every meal of the day emphasize farm-fresh produce and whole foods. Jennie's distinctive voice is an evangelist for eating close to home, lingering around the table.
"The proper way to read Jennifer Perillo's Homemade with Love is curled up in a crocheted blanket your grandmother made, on a comfy couch with a cup of tea or hot chocolate. It's that kind of book. With gentle prose, simple and delightful recipes that should be in every home cook's repertoire, and beautifully photographed, this book is one you will cherish." Elise Bauer, creator of SimplyRecipes.com
“Homemade with Love is more than a cookbook. It’s a love song; an ode to family and life on life’s terms, and the nourishing and healing power of food prepared with joy in the heart.” Melissa d’Arabian, host of the Food Network’s Ten Dollar Dinners
“Books about cooking from scratch can sometimes come across as insensitive to the budget and time constraints faced by most home cooks. But in Homemade with Love, Jennifer Perillo shares her best techniques for everything from creamy ricotta to roasted vegetable pizza, filtered through a lens of thrift and common sense. Her thoughtful, beautiful recipes thrum with personal experience — at the same time, they're perfect for those striving to get dinner on the table every night.” Amanda Hesser and Merrill Stubbs, founders of Food52.com
"This new how-to bible on cooking from scratch surprises you because it’s so much more. Jennie reinvents the classics of our Brooklyn youths, ensuring these homemade recipes are enjoyed by a more health-conscious generation. To top it off you can create delicious meals without laboring in the kitchen for hours!" Isabel Kallman, founder of Alpha Mom
“If you are a fan of Jennie’s wonderful blog, you probably have already grabbed up copies of this lovely book for yourself and everyone you love. If you are new to Jennie, you will soon see why she is so popular. Reassuring, unassuming, deeply knowledgeable, open, and as passionate about people as she is about cooking, Jennie will leave her mark on your kitchen and in your heart.” Mollie Katzen, author of The Moosewood Cookbook
From the creator of the blog, In Jennie's Kitchen, this stress-free cookbook brings wholesome food from scratch to your table.
About the Author
Jennifer Perillo is the food editor at Working Mother magazine, contributes to the Food Network blog, and worked in notable New York restaurants Gramercy Tavern and Alain Ducasse at the Essex House. Her recipes have appeared in Parenting, Kiwi, and Relish magazines, and she publishes In Jennies Kitchen, a food and lifestyle blog dedicated to from-scratch cooking, one recipe at a time. She lives with her two daughters in Brooklyn, New York.
Table of Contents
I: IntroductionReturning to Our Roots
II: The Perfect Pantry
III: Everyday Basics
IV: Breakfast On The Go
V: Hot Breakfasts
VI: Soups, Sandwiches and Salads
VII: Pasta, Beans and Grains
VIII: Beef, Chicken and Pork
X: Pizzas, Savory Tarts and Breads
XI: Sides and Vegetables
XIII: Sweet Treats
XIV: Beverages, Hot and Cold
XV: Jams, Salsas and Condiments