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!
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