“These are approachable, produce-heavy, modifiable, impressive, and healthy recipes for the home gourmet.” —Booklist, Starred Review
Acclaimed food blogger Jennifer Farley, creator of the Savory Simple food blog and website, showcases a tempting collection of unique and bold-flavored recipes that take home-cooked meals to a gourmet level.
In 2009, longtime home cook Jennifer Farley decided to take a leap of faith, change career paths, and attend culinary school. Since then, she has employed her professional training to build a flourishing online food empire, creating original enticing recipes, bringing together vibrant flavors, quality ingredients, and classic culinary techniques. Drawing inspiration from a variety of cultures and cooking styles from around the world, The Gourmet Kitchen offers more than 100 sophisticated recipes and her dazzling, bold photography. From quick and healthy weeknight dinners, to zesty appetizers, to the perfect cinnamon buns for a Sunday brunch, Jennifer provides classic recipes with inventive twists, as well as essential know-how for beginner chefs and the most seasoned cooks alike.
Jennifer Farley is the writer, food photographer and stylist behind Savory Simple, a blog dedicated to gourmet recipes for the home cook. Her work has been featured by Better Homes & Gardens, Parade Magazine, Bon Appetit, and Food & Wine. She lives in Washington DC with her husband, Jeff.
"In The Gourmet Kitchen, Jennifer Farley presents delicious recipes that exude warmth, generosity and the brightest, most contemporary flavors. Jennifer's gorgeous photography highlights lovely little snacks, main dishes and full on dessert creations to guide both new cooks and experienced culinary wizards to sensational eating. This is a book for every kitchen."
– Cathy Barrow, writer and author of Mrs. Wheelbarrow's Practical Pantry
"This delightful and gorgeous book is guaranteed to make you WANT to cook. The inviting recipes are not only photographed beautifully but written in a very appealing manner. I wanted to point out some of my favorite dishes but could not choose just a few! Trust me: start with the dessert section."
– Monica Bhide, author Modern Spice and A Life of Spice
"In The Gourmet Kitchen, popular blogger and trained cook Jennifer Farley offers appealing recipes that are creative but unfussy, colorful yet restrained. With a bowl of her Andouille Corn Chowder and a slice of her Spinach, Artichoke, and Caramelized Leek Tart, you'll be glad she discovered food as her passion and life's work."
– Cheryl Sternman Rule, author of Yogurt Culture and Ripe
"What's striking to me about this book is how much thought Jennifer put into each and every recipe. The collection is beautiful, elegant, and has enticing flavor profiles that will have you running to the kitchen."
– Joanne Ozug, creator of the food blog Fifteen Spatulas
"Organized by course, the 100-plus recipes offer a pleasing mix of classic comforts, such as soups and scones, and modern favorites, such as rice bowls and avocado toast... Like Stephanie Le's Easy Gourmet and Deb Perelman's The Smitten Kitchen Cookbook, this is a blogger cookbook you'll want to use right away."