From the James Beard-recognized creator of Cannelle et Vanille--lauded by everyone from Bon Appetit to Dorie Greenspan--comes 100 recipes that show us how to bring more joy and mindfulness to the kitchen, and connection around the table, through family-friendly meals that are satisfying, yet decidedly unfussy.
ARAN GOYOAGA is a cookbook author, blogger, food stylist, and photographer. Aran was born and raised in the Basque Country, in northern Spain, where her maternal grandparents owned a pastry shop and her paternal grandparents live off the land. Her blog, Cannelle et Vanille, is a two-time James Beard Award finalist. Her first book, Small Plates & Sweet Treats, was named one of the top cookbooks of 2012 by Sara Moulton on Good Morning America and praised by the New York Times and GOOP. It was featured on Amazon's homepage as a "Pick" for May 2016. Aran's Instagram has 278,000 followers and is a world-renowned culinary account, lauded by Food & Wine, In Style, The Kitchn, and more. She has a close professional relationship with Amazon Kitchen, Amazon Go, and Amazon Echo and has also partnered with Taittinger, Le Veuve Clicquot, American Express, Kitchen Aid, and Kashi. She lives in Seattle with her husband and two children.
"Cannelle et Vanille will have you re-booting your pantry and fridge with all manner of seed butters, nut milks, hazelnut dukkah and homemade yogurt. And you'll be rethinking how you cook, because Aran is a master who can turn a wee set of ingredients into a bountiful feast. The recipes are a beautiful expression of how Aran feeds her family and friends simple foods like buttermilk brined roast chicken and roasted carrot and cashew soup. This is a book for all cooks, and one that we plan to turn to for years to come." --Amanda Hesser and Merrill Stubbs, founders of Food52 "This beautiful book is brimming with recipes celebrating the idea that centering life around a nourishing kitchen is something worth striving for." --Heidi Swanson, author of Super Natural Cooking "In a time when we're bombarded with online images of 'perfect' lives, I love that Aran is so real: a working artist and mother for whom cooking is therapy--a practical remedy for the aches and pains of being human. Her book shines not only for its stunning photographs and its inventive everyday recipes but also for the generosity of her voice. Keep a copy in your kitchen, and I know you'll reach for it often." --Molly Wizenberg, author of A Homemade Life and Delancey "The recipes make sense for everyday life, and they are wholesome without subscribing to a particular diet. Reading about and cooking Aran's food takes me to another place--one that is calm and lovely--and inspires me towards a table with friends." --Sara Forte, Sprouted Kitchen and Sprouted Kitchen Bowl + Spoon "Filled with inspired yet down-to-earth stories and recipes, Aran's beautiful book opens up her personal world of food to make ours more delicious." --Renee Erickson, chef of Sea Creatures restaurants and author of A Boat, a Whale & a Walrus "Aran's recipes are both comforting and inventive. They ignite excitement in me as I pull together ingredients in a way I never thought possible, and yet they are familiar, warm, and inviting as I believe food should be. This book also reminds me to slow down, be present, and fill each day with intention." --Ashley Rodriguez, author of Date Night In and Let's Stay In "Aran's book is a journey of food, nourishment, and family. It is generous and robust in both story and recipes. The food is foundational and celebratory--it makes us want to cook, eat, and live authentically with the ones we love." --Karen Mordechai, creator of Sunday Suppers and author of Simple Fare "A collection of the intuitive, wholesome recipes synonymous with Aran's philosophy, which is informed by time, place, and tradition. Her thoughtful approach to meals is a needed lesson in our busy days." --Tara O'Brady, food writer and author of Seven Spoons