Seven Spoons: My Favorite Recipes For Any And Every Day

by Tara O'brady

Appetite by Random House | April 21, 2015 | Hardcover

Seven Spoons: My Favorite Recipes For Any And Every Day is rated 4 out of 5 by 2.

The much-anticipated debut from the author behind the popular food blog Seven Spoons, featuring distinctive, crowd-pleasing recipes; engaging, writerly essays; and the same stunning photography that has earned her website a devoted following.

Roasted Carrots with Harissa Aïoli and Dukkah. Plum Macaroon Cake. Chaat Tostadas. Roasted Peaches with Glazed Sesame Oats. Few food writers have such an insightful, intuitive understanding of flavor—or a more eclectic and inspiring range of culinary influences at work in their kitchen—than Tara O’Brady. Fewer still write with her trademark warmth and thoughtful prose, which Saveur describes as “like pulling up a seat at the table of an old friend.” 

Seven Spoons is O’Brady’s remarkable and much-anticipated debut. In it, she shares more than one hundred of her best and most mouthwatering recipes—crowd-pleasing breakfasts like Blackberry Buttermilk Whole Grain Scones, weeknight staples like Everyday Yellow Dal, and terrifically inventive desserts like Roasted Grapes with Sweet Labneh. These elegant, flavorful, and wonderfully creative recipes, plus the show stopping photography, will have you heading straight for the kitchen to get cooking. 

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 296 pages, 9.75 × 7.77 × 1.16 in

Published: April 21, 2015

Publisher: Appetite by Random House

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0449016307

ISBN - 13: 9780449016305

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Rated 3 out of 5 by from interesting recipes Another one of our cook book reviews! This one is about Seven Spoons by Tara O'Brady. Have you looked at the cover? it is so eye catching and gorgous. It is definitely a cook book I would stop at just based on that. This turned out to be the focus of the book because Tara O'Brady's book was also inspired by her cook blog where she posts beautiful photos of all the recipes she makes. It seems that many cooking bloggers are getting their big break in the form of their own published books. This makes me happy because usually the photography is beautiful on those blogs to attract fanbase. I actually ended up even going on her blog and squeezed at all the gorgeous photos as well as recipes that range from breakfast to dinner. Seven Spoons is divided by meal types. From Breads & Breakfast to Sweets, treats, and sips. The recipe was also fairly simple however, there is a ton of steps in the recipes.. some are over two pages long. I like details, but this seemed a bit unnecessary. This wasn't the case in this recipe though. However what's nice is that at the beginning of each recipe, the author introduces it and gives a little adjustments depending on your day. For here you have options for a "luxe mood" or "lean days". There is also a note section on the sidebar that is helpful for people who have never cooked with any difficult ingredient, clams in this case. This recipe contains wine but because we don't drink alcohol, we substituted it with vinegar. It's a good thing my made made this because if it was me and I was faced with this delimma.. I would be online googling and panicking about my recipe not turning out right because the book didn't specify an alternative and what if nothing will make it taste as good? Who always wants a photo of the finished product of the recipe they're trying out? *puts hand up*.. yup, I always want to see what my meal will look like.. I tend to over analyse everything and if I feel that I'm getting some weird color or look.. I'll think it's because I did something wrong.. that's why I never try out recipes without a photo.. unfortunately that's one disadvantage of Seven Spoons.. not all the recipes contain photos.. actually almost half don't and that saddens me to no end because I know the author probably has photos that correspond to these recipes but it's because each recipe will have to take up an extra page of the book, but it's already on the thicker side as it is. I think that was a complaint my mother and I (she cooked) had in regards to Seven Spoons. Another thing is the meaning behind the title? we assumed it meant all you need is seven spoons to make a recipe, but that wasn't the case. Recipe review: However, reviewing the recipe itself? it was delicious! I couldn't stop eating it and I actually finished that whole bowl. This is a recipe that I will definitely make again because I'm a big seafood fan and I loved the broth made. This book contains many recipes from different countries. There are some greek, indian, arabic, and asian recipes. There are also some simple ones. I will definitely be flipping through it more and focusing on the recipes without photos too.
Date published: 2015-05-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Superb! This is a wonderfully inspiring book. Tara takes your hand and walks with you through her stories, to the market, into the kitchen and up to her dining table. This book is full of tips for cooking, not just straight-up instructions. Her advice really connects you to your food and to the art of cooking it. This book touches you personally, just as her blog does. It's beautiful!
Date published: 2015-04-25

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Seven Spoons: My Favorite Recipes For Any And Every Day

Seven Spoons: My Favorite Recipes For Any And Every Day

by Tara O'brady

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 296 pages, 9.75 × 7.77 × 1.16 in

Published: April 21, 2015

Publisher: Appetite by Random House

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0449016307

ISBN - 13: 9780449016305

Read from the Book

Introduction A PRACTICE OF COOKING My first home with Sean, the man who would later become my husband, was a light-bathed, third-floor walkup just off the main drag of a decent-sized city in southern Ontario—the city where he was born, but a place I’d only visited. The apartment had a postage stamp for an entry, a sliver of a kitchen, a large living room, two bedrooms, one bath, and a balcony that ran the length of the place. Tall windows lined that same side, windows wider than my arms could stretch, with sills deep enough for a row of succulents to sit in matched white pots. My favorite seat in the house was at the end of a couch closest to those windows, through which  a massive maple tree would stain the sunlight turmeric come autumn. I miss those windows. From that apartment, we could walk to the grocery store, to the lakeshore, and to the coffee shop, and Sean could walk to work. It was a good neighborhood. Our preferred pub was a block away, a smallish place that was decidedly British in its leanings. The room was perpetually dim. The deep banquettes were burgundy velvet with button-tufted backs, and the tables were glossy wood atop heavy iron bases. The walls were crammed, frame to mismatched frame, with horse racing, football, and royal memorabilia. It was the kind of place where on your second visit, the staff would remember you from your first. Besides fish and chips, bangers and mash, and a decent chicken tikka, that pub made the best burger around. It came charr
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Table of Contents

1 Introduction Chapter 1: 23 Breads & Breakfasts 26 Simple Sandwich Bread 29 Seeded Boule 32 My Best Biscuits 35 Dipper Eggs with Cheese-Fried Toast Soldiers 36 Soft-Set Scrambled Eggs 39 Huevos a la Plaza de Mercado 41 Bostocks 45 Savory Steel-Cut Oats with Cheese and Spinach 47 Fig and Ginger Cluster Granola 51 Roasted Peaches with Glazed Sesame Oats 53 Berried Breakfast Batter-Style Cobbler 54 Blackberry Buttermilk Whole Grain Scones 57 Chocolate Olive Oil Zucchini Bread 59 Vanilla Espresso Walnut Butter 61 Chia Pudding with Fruit and Golden Honey Elixir 63 Blurry Sunrise Smoothie 64 Default Smoothie Chapter 2: 67 Lunches 71 Fattoush with Fava Beans and Labneh 72 Messy Bistro Salad with Spanish-Fried Egg and Crispy Capers 75 Salad Rolls 77 Collard Wraps with Hummus and Quick-Pickled Vegetables 81 Glazed Eggplant with Roasted Shallots and Greens 85 Baked Eggs, North Indian–Style 87 Chaat Tostadas 91 Mushrooms and Greens with Toast 92 A Burger Treated Like a Steak 95 Fennel and Chard Puff 96 Avocado Toast Chapter 3: 99 Soups, Starters & Snacks 102 Esquites and Yellow Tomato Gazpacho 106 Celeriac Soup with Green Horseradish Oil 109 Feel-Better Curried Soup with Crispy Chicken 111 Pickled Strawberry Preserves 112 Hummus with White Miso 114 Blitzed Ricotta with Peas 115 Beet-Cured Gravlax 116 Chicken Liver Pâté 120 Hard Cider Gougères 122 Halloumi in Chermoula 124 Naan 127 Garlic and Cilantro Laccha Paratha 129 Masala Peanuts 131 Pakora (Indian Vegetable Fritters) 1
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From the Publisher

The much-anticipated debut from the author behind the popular food blog Seven Spoons, featuring distinctive, crowd-pleasing recipes; engaging, writerly essays; and the same stunning photography that has earned her website a devoted following.

Roasted Carrots with Harissa Aïoli and Dukkah. Plum Macaroon Cake. Chaat Tostadas. Roasted Peaches with Glazed Sesame Oats. Few food writers have such an insightful, intuitive understanding of flavor—or a more eclectic and inspiring range of culinary influences at work in their kitchen—than Tara O’Brady. Fewer still write with her trademark warmth and thoughtful prose, which Saveur describes as “like pulling up a seat at the table of an old friend.” 

Seven Spoons is O’Brady’s remarkable and much-anticipated debut. In it, she shares more than one hundred of her best and most mouthwatering recipes—crowd-pleasing breakfasts like Blackberry Buttermilk Whole Grain Scones, weeknight staples like Everyday Yellow Dal, and terrifically inventive desserts like Roasted Grapes with Sweet Labneh. These elegant, flavorful, and wonderfully creative recipes, plus the show stopping photography, will have you heading straight for the kitchen to get cooking. 

About the Author

TARA O’BRADY is the author of the award-winning blog Seven Spoons, which she started in 2005. She has a regular column in Uppercase magazine and has contributed to Kinfolk, the Globe and Mail, Oprah.com, and more. She lives in Southern Ontario, Canada, with her husband and two sons.

Editorial Reviews

“Tara O’Brady is a ship captain’s daughter of Indian descent living in Ontario, Canada. All of which informs her perspective in this beautiful and substantial debut cookbook. She navigates seamlessly across culinary boundaries to share her stories, recipes, and traditions—the sort, I suspect, that will be welcomed into many, many kitchens.”  —Heidi Swanson, author of Super Natural Every Day “This book, just like Tara’s blog, shares recipes and stories that are filled with texture, warmth, and her Indian heritage. Tara’s cooking is thoughtful, clean, and full of aroma and flavor. Her recipe for Baked Eggs, North Indian–Style, served with an extraordinary topping of Fresh Green Chutney, has become a staple for my family—and it will for yours, too.”  —Aran Goyoaga, author of Small Plates and Sweet Treats “Seven Spoons is so gorgeous and beautifully photographed that I just want to jump right into the pages. I can’t wait to savor these amazing dishes, all with a global bent, starting with breakfast biscuits and spicy, fried Mexican Huevos a la Plaza de Mercado; then moving on to soups and salads with flavors culled from the Middle East and East Asia; then ending with lush, compelling desserts.”  —David Lebovitz, author of My Paris Kitchen “Tara’s warmth and love of cooking comes through on every page. She will inspire new cooks to enter the kitchen, and energize those of us who have been cooking for years.”  —Bonnie Stern, author of Friday Night Dinners“Tara O’Brady could write a
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