Smitten Kitchen Every Day: Triumphant and Unfussy New Favorites

Knopf. Oct. 2017. 352p. photos. index. ISBN 9781101874813. $35; ebk. ISBN 9781101874820. COOKING
OrangeReviewStarHome cooks can rely on Perelman, the award-winning blogger behind Smitten Kitchen, to deliver winning recipes for whatever mood strikes. Her latest cookbook collects 100-plus dishes that have brought joy to her growing family, including everything drop biscuits with cream cheese, roasted tomato soup with broiled cheddar, smoky sheet pan chicken with cauliflower, and toasted marshmallow milkshake. The recipes are clever yet practical, often containing humorous headnotes and using both weight and volume measurements. A guide in the back of the book identifies dishes appropriate for vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free, and dairy-free diets.
VERDICT Whether you're seeking an indulgent, impromptu breakfast, a speedy dinner culled from pantry staples and canned goods, or a bake sale best seller, you'll find something to love within this follow-up to The Smitten Kitchen Cookbook. Expect demand. [See "Editors' Fall Picks," LJ 9/1/17, p. 32.
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