Smitten Kitchen Meeting

We were able to get together yesterday to discuss our couple months we spent cooking and eating out of the Smitten Kitchen Cookbook.  While we discussed, we were able to try these tasty dishes:

KT brought Kale Salad with Cherries and Pecans  IMG_4206

 

Bev brought the Broccoli SlawIMG_4207

 

Meredith brought the Cranberry Crumb Bars with Mulling Spices IMG_4209

 

…And in true over achieving fashion, she also brought the Grapefruit Olive Oil Pound Cake.  IMG_4213

 

I brought Mom’s Apple CakeIMG_4210

 

Ashley brought Honey and Harissa Farro Salad.IMG_4212

 

Carol brought the Butternut Squash Galette.   IMG_4214

 

Randie Brought Rotini with Cauliflower Pesto.  IMG_4216

 

Joye brought Leek Fitters with Garlic and LemonIMG_4219

 

Mostly positive responses to the book.   We all agreed that the photography was fantastic and made us want to try lots of different things.  We also really appreciated her witty banter at the start of each recipe.  Deb, we would love to have you over for a cocktail next time you’re in Seattle.  The recipes were easy to make, didn’t involve hard to find ingredients, and definitely ran the gamete as far as variety.

Knowing that it is impossible to include everything we like- the page turning while trying to cook is still a little bothersome.  (Yes, we recognize we can’t have witty banter, lovely photos, and a full recipe without turning pages) but a girl can dream.  Some people found the recipes hit or miss, and there was also a longing for complete menus or more suggestions on food pairings.

All in all- I really enjoyed the Smitten Kitchen.  I’ve always loved the blog, and now the book has  earned its place on my overcrowded bookshelf.

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