My newest cookbook to review came today. It’s called The Kitchn Cookbook by Sara Kate Gillingham and Faith Durand. It’s a very nice sized hardback book. I wasn’t quite sure what to expect in this cookbook, but it looked very interesting. About half of this book is how to set up your kitchen, tools, stocking your pantry, meal planning and some essential skills. It has tons of information in that first half, and even gives you a peek into other people’s kitchens, which is really neat. I really enjoyed taking a peak into other people’s kitchens!
Included in this first section are a few recipes for homemade cleaning supplies, which are always handy since they are more natural than the chemical based cleaners in the store. There is also a daily cleaning plan for a constantly clean kitchen. The authors also cover basic kitchen sanitation.
The section on essential skills is very interesting and would be great for those learning to cook or want to expand a few more skills. This makes this a great book for newlyweds or those people first starting out. It really gives a great amount of information. There are instructions on how to hold a chef’s knife, how to deglaze a pan, how to thicken a sauce, how to cut up a chicken and so much more!
I have to say, I felt there weren’t as many recipes as I would like to have seen. However, the recipes that are there look delicious and are full of healthy ingredients. There’s a recipe for Smoky Tomato Sauce, Overnight (No Knead) bread, Roasted Tomatillo Salsa, Horseradish ketchup (and this isn’t just adding horseradish to already bought ketchup, you’re making it from scratch using canned diced tomatoes), Slow Cooker Garlic Chicken and more.
This really seems like a great book to add to your collection. Just don’t expect the whole thing to be recipes. It is pretty much half kitchen tips, etc. and half recipes.
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Disclaimer: I received this book from Blogging for Books for this review. However, these opinions are my own.