The Smitten Kitchen Cookbook by Deb PerelmanThe Smitten Kitchen Cookbook by Deb Perelman

The Smitten Kitchen Cookbook

byDeb Perelman

Hardcover | October 30, 2012

Pricing and Purchase Info

$31.23 online 
$35.00 list price save 10%
Earn 156 plum® points

In stock online

Ships free on orders over $25

Available in stores


The long-awaited cookbook from the food-blogging phenomenon Deb Perelman -- home cook, mom, photographer, and celebrated author of
The Smitten Kitchen Cookbook is all about uncompromised, but utterly approachable, home cooking: comfort foods stepped up, birthday cakes from scratch, stews for winter afternoons, and an apple cake that will answer all your dessert desires. Here are more than 100 recipes you'll use so often they'll feel like your own; recipes with simple ingredients that yield amazing results in a minimum amount of time, all accompanied by Deb's gorgeous colour photos.
This cookbook will capture the sensibility of the Smitten Kitchen blog, both visually and with its content. The elements that have made the blog so popular -- Perelman's warmly engaging voice, stunning photography, and accessible, scrumptuous recipes--will be seamlessly translated to the page. Needless to say, it will not disappoint the millions of Smitten Kitchen fans are eagerly awaiting this book.

Deb Perelman is a self-taught home cook and photographer; and the creator of, an award-winning blog with a focus on stepped-up home cooking through unfussy ingredients. In previous iterations of her so-called career, she’s been a record store shift supervisor, a scrawler of “happy birthday” on bakery cakes, an art th...
Title:The Smitten Kitchen CookbookFormat:HardcoverDimensions:336 pages, 9.4 × 8.3 × 1.11 inPublished:October 30, 2012Publisher:Appetite by Random HouseLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0449015793

ISBN - 13:9780449015797

Look for similar items by category:


Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great recipes Thoroughly enjoyed this book. Many recipes I still use.
Date published: 2017-10-11
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Cookbook! I've had this for a few years now and still use it on a regular basis. Great recipes and who can resist that Challah bread with fig good! Can't wait for the next one.
Date published: 2017-09-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from one of my top 3 cook books! I use this great little cook book ALL THE TIME. Her recipes are spot on - the pie dough recipe is so exact, unlike martha stewart's which call for much less water than is actually needed. Fun, authentic, comfort food. Love it.
Date published: 2017-08-27
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Not my most-used cookbook I was a huge fan of the Smitten Kitchen blog. The cookbook is fine. Well-written recipes and great photos, but most of the recipes are underwhelming. I tried a bunch of them when I first got the book (a well hinted at Christmas gift) but seldom reach for it now.
Date published: 2017-07-23
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great recipes from the beloved blog Lots of variety, and they are all delicious.
Date published: 2017-07-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love this Cookbook! I loooooove Deb Perelman's food blog and her cookbook is amazing. I wish she would make another one. I have bought this book as gifts for my friends because I love this cookbook so much. The recipes are easy to follow (although not all of them are quick to make but the ones I have tried are very tasty). Each recipe uses simple ingredients. For each recipe, there are comments, personnel messages about the recipe.
Date published: 2017-06-11
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good Recipes! Tasty and easy...that what I am always looking for.
Date published: 2017-03-28
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Delicious The recipes are easy to follow and many have become favourites. The photographs are lovely too.
Date published: 2017-03-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excited Not what I expected at was much better.
Date published: 2017-02-12
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Delicious... Excellent and tasty recipes. A worthy collection of different foods...
Date published: 2017-01-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from You can't go wrong with this I've owned this cookbook for a year now. Although I've yet to try a lot of the recipes, the ones I have tried all turned out bang on! The instructions are easy to follow and not at all intimidating or complicated. I've made countless number of pizzas thanks to this cookbook. Highly recommended!
Date published: 2017-01-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love this cookbook! Smitten Kitchen is by far my favorite food blog, Deb is a great writer and her recipes always turn out to be beyond delicious. Hope she has another one out soon!
Date published: 2015-09-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Smitten Kitchen - good title This is a great cookbook.  I've read her blog forever and have waited for this book to be published.  It definitely lives up to my expectations.
Date published: 2014-01-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic Fantastic Fantastic I read the first few pages while in the store and Deb's writing caught my attention right away. I have successfully made 3 recipes from this book and everything has been AMAZING. Signed up on her blog and was mesmorized by everything else on there!
Date published: 2013-10-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic read - fantastic recipes This cookbook is everything the promo says it is & more! I read this cover to cover and have already tried some recipes. Deb's approach - accessible ingredients dressed up to make delicious, impressive results is a cookbook that every kitchen should have. I have well over 150 cookbooks and this is in the top 10!
Date published: 2012-10-31

Editorial Reviews

Praise for Deb Perelman and “A blog with a wonderfully homey feel . . . [Pereleman’s] creations are . . . mouthwatering.”—Time, a Best Blog of 2011 “For four years, Deb Perelman has been blogging her cooking pursuits from her tiny New York City kitchen as a newlywed and then as a new mother. This is the result of hours spent perfecting her own recipes and interpreting those of the best food publications out there. Some of the recipes featured can be complicated, but you have Deb’s warm chatter, funny anecdotes, encyclopedic knowledge of food and cookbooks, cooking, and gorgeous photography getting you through it. She’s a farmers’ market shopper and hence her blog is completely seasonal, and archived that way as well. You'll see her tackle the impossible—a wedding cake—and the very simple, ‘How to Turn a Bucket of Cheap Tomatoes into a Perfect Pot of Sauce.’ Do we really have to wait until 2012 for the Smitten Kitchen cookbook?”—Gwyneth Paltrow, on her blog GOOP “Smitten Kitchen reads like a conversation with a witty friend who can recommend the perfect nosh for any occasion.”—O, The Oprah Magazine “Warm and encouraging, the photos are pure food porn, and the something-for-everyone recipes sound sublime.”—Entertainment Weekly“Perelman’s thoughtful prose and sometimes humorous posts read like an e-mail from your best friend—only with better photos.”—Better Homes and Gardens “An enthusiastic kitchen amateur chronicles her adventures, offering a mix of easy recipes, smart and witty commentary, and beautiful photos.”—Real Simple “One of our favorite cooking blogs . . . We are big fans of Deb Perelman—the founder, cook, writer, and photographer behind the whole operation—and her gorgeous food photos, simple recipes, and charming voice.”—Everyday Food