Smitten Kitchen

Deb Perelman’s The Smitten Kitchen Cookbook, named after her Smitten Kitchen blog (  is such a wonderful cookbook. She was interviewed on Public Radio within the last couple of months. I think it was right before or at the beginning of Hanukkah, and she was cooking latkes. Well, I happened across her cookbook and decided that I had to have it and wound up buying five copies from so as to be able to give it to friends. It reads so well. One of my friends says, “I want her to be my friend! She’s so real and funny”. And she is. The recipes that I’ve tried are very good. Not fussy, and labor intensive, but really very good. I have made the frittata and lemon bars and am planning to do the brisket soon. This is really a terrific book. I was surprised there were no soup recipes….and very few fish recipes, but since she admits to not being a big fish fan, I guess that’s why. Many cookbooks have maybe one or two recipes that I find worth keeping. I think this one will have many more than that.

About Helen Akinc

Writer: * The Praeger Handbook for College Parents, Praeger Publishing, Dec. 31, 2009; *Turkish Family Favorites, CreateSpace, Nove. 30, 2015 * currently working on Dinner Party Diva Interests include: intercultural bridging, cycling, hiking, gardening, cats, knitting and crocheting, cooking, books
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