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Deb Perelman, The Smitten Kitchen Cookbook

Sunday, November 4, 2012 - 7:00pm

Bookshop Santa Cruz is absolutely thrilled to welcome Deb Perelman--home cook, photographer, and celebrated food blogger--to celebrate the release of her debut cookbook.

Deb Perelman loves to cook. She isn't a chef or a restaurant owner--she's never even waitressed. Cooking in her tiny Manhattan kitchen was, at least at first, for special occasions--and, too often, an unnecessarily daunting venture. Deb found herself overwhelmed by the number of recipes available to her. Have you ever searched for the perfect birthday cake on Google? You'll get more than three million results. Where do you start? What if you pick a recipe that's downright bad?

So Deb founded her award-winning blog, Smitten Kitchen, on the premise that cooking should be a pleasure, and that the results of your labor can--and should--be delicious . . . every time. Deb is a firm believer that there are no bad cooks, just bad recipes. She has dedicated herself to creating and finding the best of the best and adapting the recipes for the everyday cook.

And now, with the same warmth, candor, and can-do spirit her blog is known for, Deb presents her first cookbook: more than 100 recipes--almost entirely new, plus a few favorites from the site--all gorgeously illustrated with hundreds of her beautiful color photographs.

Please join us for a book talk, signing, and Q&A with the wonderful Deb Perelman. Sample recipes at this event, provided by Companion Bakers and Bookshop Santa Cruz staff.

Author photo by Elizabeth Bick.

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The Smitten Kitchen Cookbook: Recipes and Wisdom from an Obsessive Home Cook By Deb Perelman Cover Image
ISBN: 9780307595652
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Knopf - October 30th, 2012