Doctor's Review: Medicine on the Move

October 23, 2021
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The Homemade Kitchen

Alana Chernila built The Homemade Kitchen around the phrases she has taped on her fridge: start where you are; feed yourself; do your best and then let go; be helpful; do the work; slow down; eat outside; invite people over; don’t be afraid of food.

The cookbook author confesses that her garden grows as many weeds as vegetables and has admitted, over a glass of wine, that she even hates making dinner sometimes. She hastens to explain, however, that cooking for herself and her family is the one daily task that she can do entirely her way and that makes her optimistic not only about creating what she wants in the kitchen, but also in her life and beyond.

Alana sees cooking as an opportunity to live consciously and in this follow-up to The Homemade Pantry, The Homemade Kitchen (published by Clarkson Potter) contains recipes that are equally modern and rustic, fit for every occasion. The 320-page book includes recipes like roasted red pepper corn chowder, chicken salad with grapes, and cinnamon swirl bread. The dishes we want to make follow.

Recipes from the book