Synopses & Reviews
"Seattle food writer and experienced entertainer Yee shared a love of cooking with her husband (the two met on Internet cooking forum eGullet), and spent their first year together writing and collecting recipes that she presents in this well-rounded collection geared to similarly-inclined newlyweds. With Seattle Bride editor Basye, Yee organizes her volume in too-cute newlywed-themed chapters like 'Carry Me Over the Threshold' (starters & snacks), 'Who Gets the Remote?' (comfort food), 'Losing the Newlywed 15' (healthy sides), and intersperses her recipes with brief interviews of culinary couples. The collection includes some simple, tasty dishes suitable for novices, including Apple French Toast; Pancetta-Wrapped Pork with Gorgonzola Sauce; and Prosciutto, Sage and Parmesan Pinwheels, a parmesan-crusted grilled cheese destined to become a staple. On the other hand, Yee's from-scratch Chicken and Chorizo Empanadas, Orange-Cinnamon Honey Sticky Buns, and PiÃ±a Colada Pancakes with Buttered Coconut Rum Syrup call for time, patience and confidence. Fellow eGulleteers will be drawn to gourmet fare like Creamy Langoustine Pasta with Fresh Tomato Sauce and a Slow-Cooked Lamb Ragu, both of which prove tasty and impressive. A suitably fastidious wedding gift for foodies, this volume may intimidate couples new to the kitchen. (May)" Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Martha Stewart is gnashing her teeth in envy for not making something as freakin' sweet and personable as The Newlywed Kitchen
"I love a cookbook that has a unique point of view, and Lorna Yee and Ali Basye's Newlywed Kitchen: Delicious Meals for Couples Cooking Together has that in spades. They have created a beautiful, charming book for couples just starting out in marriage to explore cooking together. You'd be crazy not to give it as a shower gift to every couple you know who is getting married this summer."
"When I think of the word 'foodie,' I think of Lorna. She is passionate about food and it shows in this cookbook."
Savory Sweet Life
"We think The Newlywed Kitchen is the wedding gift for that hard-to-impress foodie couple."
"...if you love food, or know a couple just starting their married life who like to laugh in the kitchen together, you should buy this book. Danny and I danced in the kitchen this week. We think you will too."
Gluten-Free Girl and the Chef
"Newlyweds who love cooking will dive into dishes like rack of lamb with sour cherries, cauliflower and capers, or carrot cake with whiskey praline cream filling. But any kitchen romantics will spend time on the book's interviews with couples who enjoyed successful collaborations in life as well as at the stove."
Rebekah Denn, Al Dente
"Yes, it's designed for newlyweds, full of recipes and stories to share with your plus-one. But you know what? Even if you're not a newlywed, you'll probably like the way that they eat."
"After reading Lornas book (even if you are far away from being a newlywed, or have been married for years), youll be inspired to share great memories of food in your kitchen with your loved ones..."
The Sophisticated Gourmet
From the editor of Seattle Bride and one of the Northwest's up-and-coming cooks and food writers comes a cookbook for newlyweds that aims to help couples forge good cooking habits that will last a lifetime. Offering 83 recipes that gradually increase in complexity and ultimately serve as building blocks for beginner cooks, The Newlywed Kitchen is divided into categories such as "Carry Me Over the Threshold Starters and Snacks," "Who Gets the Remote Control Comforting Pastas for Lazy Nights In," and "Happily Ever After Desserts and Sweets." By encouraging couples to think about the food they choose to consume and learn happily and peacefully to cook a meal together, The Newlywed Kitchen is an indispensable resource couples will keep and treasure their entire lives.
About the Author
Ali Basye is the editor of Seattle Bride magazine. Lorna Yee is the chef at Cache, a private dinner club in Seattle, and a food writer for Seattle magazine. Kathryn Barnard is a photographer whose clients include The Gap, Holland America, and Tommy Baham