Cookbook Review – The Kinfolk Table


In the month of April I tried some of the recipies in The Kinfolk Table by Nathan Williams. Unfortunately I didn’t get a chance to cook all the recipes I wanted, but the ones I did were superb. First was the Citrus Lentil Salad


This was super easy to make and quite tasty. I substituted Blood Orange Olive Oil for the regular EVOO, just to put my signature on it. This is a light salad, perfect for the summer days to come. After that I made the Sweet Potato Biscuits


I rolled out the dough a bit too thin so that’s why they are not as high as they should be (my bad), but that didn’t adversely affect the wonderful flavor. I am now a fan of sweet potato biscuits! Then there was a fun play with the Hummingbird Cake (you may remember an earlier post on this related to a new prop I had found)


I can’t say YUM enough! Brian loved it so much he wants it for his birthday cake this year, which will take place tomorrow. The last recipe I had the chance to make was a very simple  Cucumber & Fennel Salad


Another simple to make and light salad that would be perfect paired with a grilled salmon (which is what we did.)

The book’s tagline reads “recipes for small gatherings”, so quantities won’t overwhelm. The book is also beautiful and the portraits of those who presented recipes in the book are posed in ways I haven’t really seen before. Just wonderful. I would recommend this book highly.

For the month of May I will be exploring recipes from this book that I learned about on Kim Klassen’s website (shown here without its jacket)


A Kitchen In France by Mimi Thorisson. The book is full of gorgeous photography – I think it would make a great coffee table book even if you never cooked a thing out of it. Recipes are intriguing and am looking forward to seeing how they work out. Will let you know next month. Until then, Bon Appetite!

Thanks for stopping by. Cheers!


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9 Responses to Cookbook Review – The Kinfolk Table

  1. Julia says:

    Looks delicious! I’m no cook but I’m tempted to try after seeing your results!

  2. Diana Foster says:

    Always love coming to visit. Your compositions are always perfect. Beautiful art.

  3. That last one is just stunning Carol, love the pop of red and your setup. Your photos from the month of cooking is lovely.

  4. seabluelee says:

    Carol, I love your food posts so much! The photography is always superb and the dishes sound so delicious. As one who lives alone and seldom tries new recipes, I live (and eat!) vicariously through your posts. 🙂

  5. Dotti says:

    Well, you’re having entirely too much fun with your cooking and your camera! But it’s delightful. Everything looks so lovely and yummy. I’ve never made it but have had Hummingbird cake; it is delicious. I look forward to the French cooking!

  6. Ann Davis says:

    I look forward to your monthly book reviews. The photos are beautiful and the food looks delicious. I am working away on my blog. This gives me great ideas ( if you have any suggestions I would value them on integrating my walks and flowers)

    Thank you

  7. Becca says:

    Everything sounds so good! I’m going to pick up a copy. Thanks for the review. 🙂

  8. each and every photo is mouthwatering! its so great to be following your monthly cooking – its totally vicarious!
    and happy birthday to brian!

  9. Sounds so yummy. I love seeing your pictures of the recipes you make. I’m only cooking for two so probably not the best book for me.

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