Cookbook Recommendation: The Homemade Kitchen
Stay present in your kitchen. Alana Chernila helps home chefs find peace in their kitchens with her charming cookbook, The Homemade Kitchen. Chernila’s collection of recipes are categorized by mantras that Chernila herself lives by.
Chapters such as ‘Feed Yourself’, ‘Use Your Scraps’, ‘Slow Down’ and ‘Invite People Over’ host a range of delightful, eclectic dishes. Brocolli raab with cheddar polenta is a traditional, hearty way to fill yourself up when flying solo. Kimchi breakfast tatas are lush and immensely flavorful. Chernila’s dal with radish raita is bright with cayenne and ginger, and the butternut squash pasta with bacon and sage brown butter is ethereal with golden onions and fresh sage leaves. Of course, dessert makes a cameo ironically in a section that Chernila calls, ‘Don’t be Afraid of Food,’ where she pioneers a lovely berry and peach trifle.
Retailing at $25, The Homemade Kitchen resourcefully brings whole food back into your kitchen.