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    Cookbook Reviews

    Food That Anchors

    “Food is a universal language that bypasses tension or silence. It bridges the chasm of differences,” Ellen C Lee from Food That Anchors. I was gifted this cookbook and am so glad that I have it in my collection now. The introduction by Ellen is one of the most honest introductions I think I have ever read in any book. She discussed her challenging upbringing and how even in the difficult times they always sat down to dinner and in a way that anchored her family. We all experienced different childhoods each with their own problems – some more traumatic than others. I think her introduction shows how one small action such as…

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    13 Cooking Classes to Gift 2023

    If you’re on the hunt for the perfect gift, especially for those who seem to have it all, consider the gift of experience. In my opinion, it’s one of the most cherished and memorable gifts one can receive. And what better experience to gift than a cooking class? Cooking classes offer the opportunity to explore new flavors, techniques, and culinary traditions, making them a delightful present for anyone. By presenting a cooking class gift certificate, you’re allowing your loved ones to choose what they want to learn or perfect in the kitchen, making it a truly personalized and thoughtful gift. This list introduces you to some of the finest cooking schools that offer…

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    Holidays

    2023 Cookbook Gift Guide

    Welcome to Kitchen Lit’s 2023 Cookbook Gift Guide, a culinary journey through a delectable selection of cookbooks for every palate and passion. Whether you’re shopping for a seasoned chef or a kitchen novice, a food enthusiast, a cocktail connoisseur, or a travel buff, there’s a cookbook in this curated collection to spark their culinary creativity. I’ve scoured the shelves to bring you an array of culinary inspirations, from quick and easy meal prep ideas to delectable French delicacies, from mouthwatering seafood delights to vegan feasts, and even recipes inspired by your favorite movies and TV shows. Dive into these pages and embark on a gastronomic adventure. Find the perfect gift for the foodie…

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    Cookbook Reviews

    Jurassic World: The Official Cookbook

    “The chapters in this cookbook are based on the spectacular, dinosaur-filled “zones” in the park, each of which showcases a different kind of dinosaur and the cuisine they’ve inspired,” Dayton Ward. I’ve been a fan of the Jurassic World and Jurassic Park movies for years – and i’ve seen them all. When I saw they were releasing Jurassic World: The Official Cookbook I couldn’t wait to try the recipes and bring a little taste of the park into my own home. The recipes are easy to follow and provide delicious results. I love how the cookbook has information about all of the different dinosaurs throughout it. It’s almost like a guidebook to the…

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    41 Food & Drink Advent Calendar Ideas for 2023

    The holiday season is rapidly approaching, and with it comes the enchanting tradition of Advent calendars. These delightful countdowns not only mark the days leading up to Christmas but also sprinkle a daily dose of excitement into our lives. While the Christmas tree might be the star attraction, Advent calendars are fast becoming a central holiday tradition in the U.S. as they have been in Europe for decades. Now in 2023, they come in an array of themes and styles designed to delight both kids and adults. I’m thrilled to share my list of the 41 Food & Drink Advent Calendar Ideas for 2023. Whether you’re a parent eager to surprise your little…

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    Cookbook Reviews

    Bake Your Heart Out

    “This is the real magic of baking. It gives you a feeling of fulfillment and accomplishment unlike anything else I’ve found. I may have an endless to-do list, but if I can sit down with my family on Sunday and share a dessert that makes them groan with pleasure or drop off a batch of cookies to someone having a hard time, I can go to bed knowing it was a good day,” Dan Langan. Bake Your Heart Out was gifted to me by the publisher and from the moment I opened the package I was hooked. I couldn’t wait to sit down and read the whole cookbook. It is filled with recipes…

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    Cookbook News

    New Cookbook Releases for 2024

    Are you ready to embark on a delicious journey through 2024? As the year unfolds, the culinary world is set to dazzle us with an array of tantalizing new cookbooks for 2024 that promise to inspire, educate, and delight food enthusiasts of all levels. These cookbooks are a gateway to explore new flavors, master diverse techniques, and elevate your kitchen skills. In this blog post you’ll find a list of the announced cookbooks releasing in 2024.  From celebrated chefs sharing their culinary secrets to innovative cookbooks redefining food trends, there’s something for every palate and passion. Whether you’re a seasoned chef or an aspiring home cook, these upcoming releases are bound to ignite…

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    Cookbook Recommendations

    The 3 Best Meal Prep Cookbooks for Your Kitchen

    In the hustle and bustle of daily life, one question never fails to surface like clockwork: “What’s for dinner?” It’s a universal question that can leave even the most seasoned home cook pondering their next move. The solution? Meal prepping—a culinary practice that not only streamlines your week but also empowers you to create shopping lists with ease and indulge in delectable home-cooked meals. But how do you get started? My favorite way to learn something new in the kitchen is a cookbook. Read on to learn more about meal prepping and the best 3 meal prep cookbooks for your kitchen. Before you know it you will be considered one of the new…

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    Cookbook Reviews

    The Princess Bride: The Official Cookbook

    “The Princess Bride is that perfect recipe of humor, drama, adventure, and romance, which is why it lends itself so well to themed food recipes. Cooking along while reciting your favorite quotes or reenacting memorable scenes is what makes the experience of creating film-related dishes so enjoyable,” Jenn Fujikawa. I was eight when The Princess Bride came out – I don’t remember how old I was the first time I watched it, but I would guess I was a teen. It is such an iconic movie and growing up with older siblings I tended to see movies earlier than my friends. Even today The Princess Bride is in my top 10 favorite movies…

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    Kitchen Tips & Tricks

    Tidy Up Your Kitchen for Fall: 10 Brilliant Kitchen Organization Hacks

    As the leaves turn vibrant shades of red and gold, and the air grows crisper, we find ourselves drawn to the warmth of our kitchens. Fall is a season of comfort foods, family gatherings, and hearty dinners shared with others. But before you dive headfirst into your autumn culinary adventures, it’s time to give your kitchen a little tender loving care. With the right kitchen organization hacks, you can transform your cooking space into an efficient, clutter-free zone that’s ready to embrace the flavors of fall. Below you will find ten brilliant kitchen organization hacks that will make your kitchen the heart of your home this season. 1. Embrace the Seasonal Swap Fall…