Home Cooked By Anya Fernald is a beautifully designed cookbook that demystifies cooking from scratch. The overall theme is very farm to table though most recipes can be applied to an urban environment.
I received a review copy through the publisher Ten Speed Press and the Blogging For Books program. All opinions expressed are my own.
Home Cooked By Anya Fernald Cookbook Review
I felt love at first site with the cover and design of Home Cooked. The book is so beautiful — the design, the photography, the paper.
Home Cooked is not exactly a healthy living cookbook. Don’t get me wrong, the recipes can be used as part of a healthy, balanced diet.
Home Cooked promotes cooking real foods from scratch. While it is possible to cook unhealthy foods at home, the truth is that being aware of the ingredients and quantity of ingredients helps many people with portion control. When I make a buttery sauce and know just how much butter is involved I tend to eat it sparingly and slowly enjoy it. If it is served to me in a restaurant, I am blissfully unaware and more likely to overeat. If you are also like that, cookbooks like Home Cooked can be a wonderful resource.
The author Anya Fernald is a co-founder of a sustainable meat company. I mention this because a lot fo the recipes involve a variety of meats. Home Cooked also features numerous recipes involving vegetables, however, it might not appeal to a strict vegetarian or vegan.
I feel Home Cooked fit very well within the very welcome trend of farm (or field) to fork. I could see readers who own a farm or ranch would love this cookbook. This is also great for foodies with access to a good butcher, farmers market, community garden or well-stocked coop. Most recipes can fit the urban or suburban lifestyle.
I tried a couple of the recipes nad found them reasonably easy to follow. Sadly, I spaced on taking pictures. perhaps I will add some later. The Asado Potatoes are a delicious but slightly decadent side dish.
I recommend Home Cooked for readers who want a beautiful cookbook featuring essential recipes to cook from scratch. An interest in sustainable meat is a plus in considering whether Home Cooked is a good fit for you.
- Home Cooked: Essential Recipes for a New Way to Cook
- by Anya Fernald with Jessica Battilana
- $35.00 hardcover
- 304 Pages
- 8 x 10 inches
- ISBN 978-1-60774-840-3
About The Authors Anya Fernald With Jessica Fernald:
Anya Fernald is a sustainable food expert and CEO and co-founder of Belcampo Inc., a group of agricultural ventures in California and Belize. She was the Executive Director of Slow Food Nation, and founded the non-profit Food Craft Institute, which hosts the annual Eat Real Festival. She lives in Oakland, CA. Jessica Battilana has co-authored three cookbooks and her work has appeared in Martha Stewart Living, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Gastronomica, Saveur, Sunset, and the Best Food Writing 2008 Anthology. She lives in San Francisco.
Jessica Battilana has co-authored three cookbooks and her work has appeared in Martha Stewart Living, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Gastronomica, Saveur, Sunset, and the Best Food Writing 2008 Anthology. She lives in San Francisco.
Where To Purchase Home Cooked by Anya Fernald:
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