Thursday, October 19, 2017

The Cottage Kitchen; Cozy Cooking in the English Countryside, a review


This is the kind of cookbook I love to peruse on cold, blustery days.  The author, Marte Marie Forsberg, gives us a mix of lovely stories, photographs, and a book full of recipes from her Norwegian childhood, her now English home, and her travels.

The recipes are divided by seasons as well as an additional chapter called Afternoon Tea.  Each chapter opens with the author sharing stories that I found very interesting.  Each recipe also contains the short story behind it.

The photographs bring one in to the beautiful English landscape where the author now makes her home.  I have a few recipes already marked to try very soon, the first being what she calls "Her Mother's Ode to Cabbage" (called Creamy Cabbage Stew in the Index).  For my mother also loved cabbage.

The Cottage Kitchen was provided by Blogging For Books for the sake of review but the opinions are my own.

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7 comments:

Deanna Rabe said...

What's not to love? Sounds like a good cookbook!

Sherry said...

the cover picture alone draws me in ..
the cookbook is on my amazon wish list,
along with about 333 others. wink.

Vee said...

A lady I was chatting with the other day and I had a total miscommunication about cookbooks. We were discussing Ree being on QVC to sell her recent cookbook. I said that the cooking was secondary to reading the cookbook and she said, “No more cookbooks! I love to cook and don’t need anymore.” Well neither do I; however, I still like to read them.

A Joyful Chaos said...

I love cookbooks and have quite a collection of them This one intrigues me.

Blessings~

Susan Humeston said...

I love vintage cookbooks, however this one looks wonderful. Cabbage is so good for you!

Thickethouse.wordpress said...

I couldn't resist this one, though I have too many cookbooks! It sounds like my favorite sort of chatty cookbook, and several of my best friends have a Norwegian background. I shared your post with them too....

Thickethouse.wordpress said...

My copy arrived today! How really fast that was....I'm looking forward to slowly enjoying it all.