Yvette van Boven splits her time between Amsterdam and Paris. She is a freelance food stylist, recipe writer, and book illustrator, and she runs a restaurant and catering business in Amsterdam. She is the author of the critically acclaimed Home Made.
?Because Im often headstrong, Ive sometimes interpreted classic recipes completely in my own way, and I hope you wont mind. Because Im often impatient, Ive sometimes drawn the recipes because its faster, and because at times, probably unnecessarily, I worry that you dont think in the same realm as I do, Ive also added memories and photos so you get a sense of what I mean. Just like a formally decorated table, or a beautifully arranged plate, I believe that a cookbook should exude a certain spirit that I think you should be in when you get in the mood to get going in the kitchen.
--from the Introduction
HOME MADE blew readers away with its stunning package, delicious recipes, beautiful photos, step-by-step instruction, and Yvette van Bovens own hand-drawn artwork throughout the book. Van Bovens passion for great food and good humor could be felt on every page in the book. Now, in the follow-up HOME MADE WINTER, van Bovens heartfelt work is presented again, this time with recipes intended for the winter season. Inspired by her childhood in Ireland and her frequent sojourns in France, she has created a collection of recipes that will warm your heart. Chapters include Breakfast, Brunch & Lunch; Pies and Sweet Things for Tea Time; Beverages; To Start; and Dessert. She focuses on simple recipes for classic dishes such as apple cider, BBQ pulled pork, ricotta cheesecake, and more. Step-by-step, she explains how to make butter, beef sausage, and baileys. She also features her favorite winter holiday recipes. This book is sure to become the next must-have for home cooks.
Praise for Home Made Winter:
?One of the most fun and useful of its ilk to hit the market in recent memory. ?Buffalo Spree magazine
?Even the most challenged cook will appreciate the coffee table value of the gorgeous photography of the moors, streams and gently rolling hills of the Emerald Isle. ?Shelf Awareness
?Van Boven delivers a cozy, intimate collection of recipes and illustrations. ?Buffalo News