About Kitchen Scratch

Welcome to Kitchen Scratch!  A few central beliefs of this site:

  1. Cooking is fun!  And, you have the most fun when you choose the time and effort you want to put in.  Sometimes I want quick meals, sometimes a weekend project.  The best cookbook is the cookbook that suits your needs.
  2. Taking the time to read and digest a cookbook can be a kind of meditation.  You can really delve deep into the author’s experience and food culture with a cookbook.  You can find things you would never have thought to search for online.  One of my favorite things in the world is when I start to trust a recipe writer, and I go back through a book again and realize, now with this new trust, that I can open up to making things that are less familiar to me.
  3. Even a great cookbook has some recipes that are better than others.  Sharing this knowledge can be a great tool for getting the most out of the experience.

There’s a cookbook for every occasion and for every person with access to a kitchen and a desire to learn.   Personally, I think they make the best gifts. Get in touch if you have a book you think I should delve into, I’ll be sure to add it to my list!

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