HomeMade by Yvette van Boven: “Because I’m often headstrong, I’ve sometimes interpreted classic recipes completely in my own way, and I hope you won’t mind. Because I’m often impatient, I’ve sometimes drawn the recipes because it’s faster, and because at times, probably unnecessarily, I worry that you don’t think in the same realm as I do, I’ve 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!
Right now I’m sitting on the edge of a whole decade. Tomorrow I will start a new one. Scary… not really I’m okay. But I was thinking of posting a spectacular cake full of ganache, sprinkles and all that jazz. But honestly, I’m not into huge cream cakes. And why start now! The images from this extremely delicious and well-written cookbook by Yvette van Boven shows very well what my birthday can be full of. Simple cooking, homemade, heartmade with twists of creative ideas and plenty of time for informal doodles and funny drawings in the kitchen with my kids. Walk in park. Warm fresh baked rolls. Later, perhaps a cocktail from above?
Yvette van Boven tells foodie stories from Ireland and France through HomeMade, her personal recipes + her fine illustrations all in great combination with Oof Verschuren’s photos of food and fantastic nature views. “Cook the winter away. It’s going be a good one”! That’s the spirit for my birthday this year.
Find the book here.