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Format: HARDCOVER, Journal Ribbon included to mark pages
Description: Andrea's Cooktales is an heirloom style, keepsake cookbook with journal pages. Andrea tells stories from her own kitchen and dinner table, encouraging readers to think of their own stories and write their own recipes in the book. She says, "I encourage readers to write their own family recipes inside, jot down their favorite food memories and stories, take notes in the "notes" section on each of my recipes, and pass it around to family and friends to also write in - I want this cookbook to be an heirloom for generations to come."
Andrea is a self-taught cook, turned professional chef, so her recipes come from the point of view of a home cook, so the ingredients and directions are very relatable and easy to follow along. Her recipes are what she calls "next-generation southern" - fun and fundamentally southern with a modern twist using fine, fresh, and sometimes unique (but easy to find) ingredients. She says, "This book is for every home cook who enjoys eating clean and healthy but also likes a splurge every now and again. I'd say the recipes are part healthy, part naughty. Some are for quick weekday meals, while others are perfect for a loungey weekend at home. Some are easy as pie, while others are a bit challenging (but I promise, not hard) for when you want to test your skills in the kitchen."
"My goal with this book was quality over quantity. I only chose recipes that I am obsessed with - my very best ones. They've all been tested over and over and over again. Every recipe in this book is a staple in my kitchen and completely divine - this is food I could cook a million times over and never get sick of - my friends and family agree and I think yours will too!"SUMMARY:
Cooktales is the first-ever heirloom cookbook journal to be savored, splattered, and shared
New-Generation Southern recipes are unique, fun, and easy to follow
A story is behind every recipe in this book and meant to inspire your own memories and stories
Notes sections, cooking/food questions, and designated journal areas to write stories and family recipes to be passed for years to come
Learn new recipes to be added to your weekday and holiday rotations
Recipes both naughty (for splurging) and nice (for healthy eating)
The photos below give you a little sneak peak into what you'll find in the book. Thank you to the best photographer ever, Nicole Cole. Her website is here, and you can find her on Instagram @nicolevcole and @nicolecolephoto .