Home Cooked by Anya Fernald is a book that includes essential recipes for a new way to cook. When you open this book, you will find non-glossy pages an introduction about the beginning of Anya’s career. Since I enjoy reading cookbooks like novels, I hardly ever skip a page. While reading about Anya’s years work at a dairy in Europe which was the true beginning and stepping stone to her founding Belcampo Meat Company in 2011. After the introduction, she dives in to sharing “Building Blocks” which covers many pantry staples from Sofritto to Canned Tomatoes. I loved that she references at the bottom of each recipe.
The main recipe chapters include:
-Snacks, Starters, & Cocktails
-Pasta, Ragu, Risotto & Eggs
-Fish & Meat
I’m excited to try many of these recipes even though many of them seem to include some ingredients I may find hard to find and techniques that are new to me. Some recipes I’m adding to my recipe bucket list are:
-Olive Oil Crackers, p. 66-67
-Peach Shrub, p. 94-95
-Blood Orange Salad, p. 148-149
-Asado Potatoes, p. 170-171
I recommend this book to anyone interested in beautifully rustic photos and those interested in broadening their cooking horizons.
I am thankful for Blogging for Books who sent a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.