Home Cooking with Kate McDermott
The author of the smash hit debut cookbook Art of the Pie will be at Eagle Harbor Books on Sunday, January 6 at 3pm with satisfying, mainly one-dish meals in Home Cooking with Kate McDermott.
When she isn’t making pie, Kate McDermott has people to feed. From roasted chicken and veggies for Sunday supper to batches of hearty soup to reheat when there’s no time to cook, Home Cooking with Kate McDermott focuses on staple recipes for people who aren’t looking for a part-time job in the kitchen. Using ingredients that can be found in any supermarket and techniques that every home cook needs, McDermott shares tasty and repeatable meals for friends and family. Home cooked, home baked, homegrown, homemade.
The love of tasty food, made from scratch, is one we all share, but facing a complicated multi-step recipe at the end of the day, no matter how delicious it promises to be, can be overwhelming. With a resigned sigh, we place the cookbook back on the shelf, promising ourselves that we will make it another day when we have more time. During the busy years of raising her family and working more than full time to pay the bills, Kate looked forward to times when she could spend hours creating in the kitchen, but truthfully days like that didn’t come often. Instead of giving up, she turned to easy and tasty recipes that she could put on the table quickly, just like her grandmother and mom did. She learned that recipes, such as soups, stews, and dips, are easy to double and freeze for extra-busy days. Setting a container to defrost in the fridge the night before means we can get a homemade meal on the table F-A-S-T. Her healthy, affordable, and delicious recipes include:
Like those in Art of the Pie, these recipes are accompanied by moving stories―from anecdotes of single motherhood to building a home in the foothills of the Olympic Mountains. Andrew Scrivani’s stunning photographs appear throughout.
About the Author
James Beard Nominee, Kate McDermott, is the author of Home Cooking with Kate McDermott (Oct 2018), and the bestseller Art of the Pie (2016). She has been named “Food Rock Star” and “Pie Whisperer”, and has received high praise for her work from Dorie Greenspan, Ruth Reichl, Ken Haedrich, David Leite, and many others. Kate lives on the Olympic Peninsula in Washington State, where she writes, tends her gardens, cooks, and bakes.
Photographs by Andrew Scrivani