A playful and delicious cookbook from the host of ABC’s Food for Thought with Claire Thomas and creator of the much loved food blog The Kitchy Kitchen.
Every cook needs an arsenal of staples, whether for the perfect dinner party entrée to wow a crowd, or throw-it-together lunches for lazy afternoons…but we all know that the real fun comes in making basic recipes your own. The Kitchy Kitchen is tastemaker Claire Thomas’s solution for amping up your everyday culinary routine, introducing her approach to her own kitchen: loose, personal, unfussy, and most of all, fun.
With new takes on classic favorites—think adding farmer’s market peaches to upgrade a BLT, spicing up tempura cauliflower with a zesty harissa sauce, or transforming basic red velvet cupcakes into decadent pancakes—this cookbook is filled with fresh, produce-driven recipes for every skill set and occasion. It’s your best friend and personal chef, all rolled into one. Gorgeously illustrated and peppered with stylish entertaining tips and quirky essays that will inspire you to take the recipes you love and make them new, The Kitchy Kitchen will make your life in the kitchen a little easier, a little more fabulous, and positively delicious.
Claire Thomas is an unabashed food enthusiast and the host of Food for Thought with Claire Thomas, part of Litton’s Weekend Adventure on ABC. She works as a nationally recognized commercial director, food photographer, and writer, with her blog, The Kitchy Kitchen, as her experiment and much beloved playground. Born and raised in LA, Claire has turned food into an intellectual and grumbling stomach–driven passion.
"[Claire Thomas] has a career worth following... Claire is an inspiration. She's a rarity, turning a blog into a directing and hosting career."
– USA Today
"The first rule of food is that it should taste good. When Claire Thomas says something tastes good, we take her word for it - no questions asked."
– Refinery 29
"Claire encapsulates good work ethic and has a precocious talent for working with her hands."
– frank 151
“Claire is an inspiration.”
– USA Today
"Claire's enthusiasm for food is contagious - her recipes are hard proof that delicious home cooking doesn't have to be overly complicated or fussy. I can't wait to yum, mmm, and wow my way through the entire cookbook."
– Erica Chan, Co-Creator Honestly WTF
"A wizard at making the kind of food that you really want to eat, Claire’s genius recipes are so gloriously good, you’ll wonder where she’s been all your life."
– Hilly Kerr and Katherine Powers, Creators of Who What Wear, Domaine Home, and Byrdie
"Claire has a smile that makes a stranger feel like a welcome friend. Her food is an intentional and indulgent extension of that grace...a true display of a life well eaten and lived."
– Joy Wilson, Creator of Joy the Baker
"It's like she knows exactly what I want in my head and stomach and laid it out page by page."
– Aubrey Plaza
“Clearly organized.... Open any page and start to salivate.”