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smitten kitchen keepers – smitten kitchen

In early March 2020, I signed a contract to write my third cookbook because it felt like just the right moment: calm, unfrenzied, kids happy settled in school and activities… stop laughing. My timing is impeccable. But, there’s nothing like a tremendous amount of time at home with an almost boundless need for homecooked meals to get me asking the big, important questions about my own repertoire: Where is my forever pound cake? What would the perfect quiche look like? Why does roasting chicken this way change everything? I realized how much I wanted this book to be a collection of recipes specifically written with making them forever in mind. Two years later, I finally get to show you what I’ve been up to.

Smitten Kitchen Keepers: New Classics For Your Forever Files will be released on November 22nd and I cannot wait to share it with you. I hope it leaves you brimming with inspiration and with a stack of new essential recipes you’ll want to make again and again. As of today, you can preorder Smitten Kitchen Keepers almost everywhere books are sold:

Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Bookshop | Indiebound | Target | Apple Books
More Stores | Amazon (Canadian Edition) | Indigo (CA)

What’s a keeper? I’m so glad you asked. Some are classics done my way — my forever clam chowder and the best chocolate chip cookie I’ve ever made or eaten. Others are recipes that have gone immediately into our permanent rotations the moment we made them, like weeknight wings, a perfect summer taco, and the very green spaghetti on the cover that my pickiest likes so much, she climbed into the photo to eat it off the counter. Other dishes are quickly heading there, like an absolute doorstop of a quiche, turkey meatloaf that defied all of my skepticism, and the dreamy chocolate cake I optimized for subway commutes to picnic blanket birthday parties.

Because I wrote this over unprecedented times/a global pandemic/a vibe shift/a period of time when we couldn’t always do the things that made us happiest (see friends, families, have parties, travel), when I’ve reread this book over the last months, there is, to me, a more crystalized vision of what the good life looks like, what you cook when you miss it, and what you cook to get back there. Each recipe has a purpose and a place. I hope you feel it, too.

What’s on the cover? [New!] It’s called Green Angel Hair with Garlic Butter, and became an instant classic — and the dish my daughter ate right from the “set” mentioned above — the moment I made it. I am obsessed with it: the color, the swirls, the origin (a very 90s appetizer; a defense of much-maligned pasta shape) the simplicity and I not-so-secretly hope it’s the savory recipe you make the most often. It took us two tries to get this cover right but I’m so glad we did.

Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Bookshop | Indiebound | Apple Books | More Stores | Amazon (Canadian Edition) | Indigo (CA)

Giving this as a gift? We’ve created a downloadable, printable certificate for anyone you’ve preordered the book as a gift for, to let them know. You can pick the look: This one has flowers. This one has fruits and vegetables.

I’ve got so much fun stuff coming to share in the new few months: A book tour announcement! Pre-order incentives (hold on to your order number and stay tuned)! Recipe previews! But for this week…

Questions? It’s been so long since I did a Q&A, I’d love to do one tomorrow on Instagram. I’ll collect your questions in the morning and answer as many as I can between 3 to 4pm ET. I can’t wait to catch up. Update: You can still watch it here.

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green angel hair with garlic butter + smitten kitchen keepers is here! – smitten kitchen

Today my third cookbook, Smitten Kitchen Keepers, comes out and thank goodness, because it’s been impossibly hard to keep it from you this long.

It feels downright unfair that I figured out how to make the best molasses cookie — thick, tender, but also one-bowl, no hand-mixer required, the kind that makes your whole home smell like the holidays — and you’re only finding out about it today. My favorite pot roast is in there; sometimes I add rice shortly before it’s done for a truly one-pot meal-of-a-braise that feels perfect for this cold week. There’s a warm hoagie that’s practically a vegetarian cheesesteak. The most perfect chocolate chip cookie I could possibly dream up is there (it has salted walnut brittle inside). A deep dish, actual doorstop of a broccoli cheddar quiche that serves a crowd and an egg salad, just for us. The easiest three-layer chocolate party cake that could ever exist is filled with a salt-flecked milk chocolate buttercream and it’s designed to fit in the bottom of a shopping bag so you can take it everywhere with you. The actual craziest thing I’ve suggested you do with cabbage (salt, vinegar, and char it), might lead to the craziest thing you do with cabbage (eat it from the pan, standing up). There are cream cheese and jam challah buns that make me think of my dad and there’s a pound cake that I hope could be worth the cover price alone.

They’re all, to me, keepers — the kind of recipes that you make and know instantly that you’ll want them to be part of your repertoires forever. For 17 years on this site, I’ve paid close attention to what happens when we are in kitchen and I try to apply everything I’ve learned about how to make shopping easier, cooking more doable and enjoyable, and the outcomes more reliably delicious. Because if you hate making the recipe — if the process was persnickety and you dirtied every bowl in your kitchen — it barely matters if the result was otherworldly, you’re going to avoid it. And I want these to be recipes you, above all, love to make.

And then there’s the Green Angel Hair with Garlic Butter, the swirly, verdantly tangled cover dish, which came out a whim of a party snack. A few New Year’s Eves ago, I set out to make my case for the return of whole-roasted heads of garlic, except, instead of roasting the garlic with a drizzle of olive oil, I used a stick of butter (“Whoops!”), roasted it for the better part of an hour, and blended it smooth, and we smeared it on pieces of bread and, did you know, I also made a cheese soufflé that night? And beef Wellington? (The theme was old-school decadence.) Neither of those dishes made the impression that the roasted garlic butter did.

But what if you want weekday garlic butter confit in your life? And your life doesn’t have crostini and sparkly cocktails on a Tuesday, much as that needs correction? Well, then, you should take this garlic butter and blend it with a bag of spinach until the garlic butter is brilliantly green, and toss it with spaghetti finished with black pepper and sharp Pecorino cheese for not only one of the best things I’ve ever made for dinner, but also the recipe I expect you to look at the least: make it once, memorize it forever.

The Smitten Kitchen Keepers Book Tour: It begins this evening. I’ll be signing books at Fish’s Eddy in Manhattan from 5-7pm and I hope to see you there. (There will be cookies! And fizzy drinks!) Every other event — Atlanta on Thursday! Union Square Greenmarket this Saturday! Toronto next week! and so, so much more! — is listed on the Events page, and more are added every week so keep your eyes peeled for upcoming announcements of New Jersey and Vancouver events. I hope to see you on tour! I hope we can finally hang out.

Note: Smitten Kitchen Keepers cookbook images — the cover, first collage of book recipes, and the top photo in this post — have been styled by Barrett Washburne. (Photographed by me, Deb Perelman, as are all of the photos on the site and in my books.)

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