The Homemade Kitchen by Alana Chernila


The Homemade Kitchen

The plum tart on the face of this brilliant new cookbook is past delicious-looking. And this is only the beginning.

THE HOMEMADE KITCHEN comes to us from Alana Chernila who’s first cookbook, THE HOMEMADE PANTRY was a huge hit.

Towards the beginning of the book there are a couple of pages about eggs: yes, eggs. I always gravitate to the colorful eggs. I fell in love with various shades of brown eggs years ago.  The lighting makes some of these eggs appear to be shades of blue. Not so. Just an illusion. They sure are pretty.  There is a paragraph on how to cook an egg. I wonder who many adults still do not know how to correctly cook an egg.  Many, I fear.  And then ways to actually cook them.



The pages on how to use fresh herbs is informative and easy.  These are things that truly make this cookbook stand out. You can give it as a gift to someone new to cooking, or, to someone who needs a refresher course. Me, I just enjoy finding new recipes, and new ways to cook.

how to store them

Fresh Herbs




In 2010, Alana and a friend went to Istanbul.  They went to visit friends who were living there.  This very unique Turkish Breakfast is what they enjoyed on their first morning. I love this. I am a huge fan of foreign culture especially their foods.

Turkish Breakfast

Turkish Breakfast

This pristine plate includes: a large boiled egg; a small cucumber; kalamata olives; dates; hearty homemade bread; honey; feta cheese; and a concoction they call Muhammara which can include tomatoes and sliced fruit, or any wonderful little thing you have in your fridge.

I think you’ll enjoy finding new ways to use things like preserved lemons and goat cheese.

I received my lovely finished book from Blogging For Books in exchange for an honest review. I am happy to report this is winner!


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