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Let me feed you : everyday recipes offering the comfort of home / Rosie Daykin.
Publication Information:
New York : Appetite by Random House, 2019

Physical Description:
277 pages : colour illustrations ; 27 cm
General Note:
Includes index.
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641.5 DAY Book Adult General Collection
641.5 DAY Book Adult General Collection

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Rediscover the simple pleasure of cooking for those you love with more than 100 delicious recipes for breakfast, lunch, dinner and, of course, dessert.

Rosie Daykin, founder of Butter Baked Goods and bestselling author of Butter Baked Goods and Butter Celebrates! , realized early on that her talent in life is feeding others. For her, cooking is a way of starting a conversation--a way of saying "thank you," "I love you," or simply "tell me about your day"--with something much tastier than just words.
Rosie's cooking is as unfussy and straightforward as it is delicious and beautiful. Given how busy life can be, she doesn't believe making a comforting home cooked meal should make it any more complicated--because complicated doesn't always mean better.

Let Me Feed You is a warm, humorous cookbook full of easy-to-follow recipes destined to become new favorites. It is a celebration of everyday life at home, filled with beautiful photography, funny stories, and Rosie's love of blue and white stripes. Let Me Feed You is the perfect gift for yourself, or for anyone in your life who has fed you, or loved you.

Author Notes

ROSIE DAYKIN is the owner of Butter Baked Goods in Vancouver, Canada, and the bestselling author of Butter Baked Goods and Butter Celebrates! She has been a passionate home cook since she was six years old. After a career as an interior designer, she transformed her dream of opening a bakery into a phenomenal success story, with products sold at 300 fine retailers across the world. She lives in Vancouver with her husband, Paul; their daughter, India; one fat cat, Brian; and a small dog, Pickle.



From the Introduction I'm sure that, for some of you who have gotten to know me through my previous books, it might be hard to imagine me outside of the bakery. Even those who know me personally are probably quicker to associate me with cake and pie than meatloaf and soup. I am, after all, the "Butter Lady." But bakers, like all humans, can't live on sweets alone. And my passion for baking really stems from my passion for all food, and for using food as a way to connect with others. I find that offering someone a meal, a snack, or simply a cookie is like starting an edible conversation when the chaos of everyday life prevents me from finding the words. Popcorn and grilled cheese sandwiches were a way for me to make small talk with the older boys when I was young, just as a big piece of lasagna and a glass of wine ask Paul to tell me about his difficult day now. Remembering to prepare India's favorite dinner every year for her birthday is just one of the million ways I tell her I love her, and so much tastier than words alone. Cooking for others has always been my way of communicating and demonstrating how I feel, and in a world chock-full of different skill sets, it's quite literally what I can bring to the table. My hope is that you'll find the recipes in this book as delicious and satisfying as they are straightforward and achievable. I truly believe that even the most novice cook can find success with my recipes--for if cooking is a language, I try to avoid the big words. Given how busy everyday life can be, I don't believe that a comforting home-cooked meal should complicate it further. So I've got my fingers crossed that somewhere on these pages, you'll discover a favorite new dish (or two, or three . . . ), and that you will be inspired to set the table, call for those you love to join you, and start a conversation of your own. Excerpted from Let Me Feed You: Simple Recipes Offering the Comfort of Home by Rosie Daykin All rights reserved by the original copyright owners. Excerpts are provided for display purposes only and may not be reproduced, reprinted or distributed without the written permission of the publisher.

Table of Contents

Let Me Feed You...
Introductionp. 1
A Moment to Take Stockp. 7
Basic Bits to Get the Job Donep. 11
Chapter 1 Most Important Meal of the Day
Break Fast
The Great Oat Loafp. 19
Butter's Granolap. 20
Strawberry Rhubarb Compotep. 22
Apple Almond Double-Baked Croissantsp. 25
Party Sconesp. 26
Lemon-Thyme Pancakes with Blackberry Syrupp. 29
Jammy Bread Puddingp. 31
Cinnamon Doughnut Muffinsp. 33
Blueberry Bran Muffinsp. 34
Breakfast Nest Cookiesp. 36
Go Barsp. 39
Egg McWhatchamacallitp. 40
Chapter 2 I'll Have a Chicken Salad Sandwich, Hold the Chicken Salad
Bread, Etc.:
Good Of Fashioned White Breadp. 46
Focaccia with a Salty Topp. 50
Real English Muffinsp. 53
Brioche Loafp. 55
Cheesy Corn Breadp. 59
Homemade Croissantsp. 61
Fluffy Flaky Biscuitsp. 66
Cheddar Cheese Crackersp. 69
Chapter 3 There's No such thing as a free lunch
Roasted Veg Sandwich with Walnut Pesto and Goat Cheesep. 77
Whipped Ricotta with Figs, Hazelnuts, and Honeyp. 78
Butter's Avocado Toastp. 81
Classic Egg Salad Sandwichp. 82
Curried Chicken Sandwichp. 85
Tuna and Potato Chip Sandwichp. 88
Shrimp and Avocado Sandwichp. 91
Tomato, Olive, and Asiago Broil Sandwichp. 92
Sandwich Hacksp. 94
Chapter 4 Liquid Lunch
Basic Chicken Stockp. 99
Roasted Tomato Soupp. 100
Green Soupp. 103
Roasted Cauliflower Soup with Baconp. 107
Noodle Chicken Soupp. 108
Curried Carrot Soupp. 111
Parsnip, Pear, and Blue Cheese Soupp. 112
Mushroom Pancetta Soupp. 115
Lox and Bagel Soupp. 116
Italian Sausage Sauce Soupp. 119
Chapter 5 Green with Envy
Old-School Potato Saladp. 125
If Summer Were a Saladp. 126
Nutty Citrus Carrot Saladp. 129
French Lentils and Fennel Saladp. 130
Little Gem with Breadcrumb Dustp. 133
Broccoli Ricotta Hazelnut Saladp. 134
Watermelon and Feta Salad with Limep. 137
Clubhouse Chopped Saladp. 138
Green Bean, Snow Pea, and Red Pepper Saladp. 141
Kale, Quinoa, and Radish Saladp. 142
Zucchini and Couscous Saladp. 145
Chapter 6 Just be home in Time for...
Quiche Me You Foolp. 151
Mac and Quintuple Cheesep. 157
Iron Skillet Halibutp. 158
Turkey Chilip. 161
Fried Chicken for Impatient People Like Mep. 162
Roasted Chicken with Dijon Herb Butterp. 164
Chicken Piep. 169
One-Pot Chicken Parmp. 171
Beet Stew with Dumplingsp. 173
Lasagna for Paulp. 177
Roasted Vegetable Lasagnap. 178
D.G.M. (Damn Good Meatloaf)p. 181
Pineapple Honey Ribsp. 182
Sausage Sauce for Indiap. 185
Gram's Spaghetti Saucep. 186
How to Catch a Husband Lambp. 188
Chapter 7 A Little Action on the Side
Vegetables, Etc.
Asparagus with Pancetta Sprinklesp. 194
Roasted Cherry Tomatoesp. 196
Tomato Casserolep. 199
Roasted Zucchini with Chili Flakes and Mintp. 201
Green Beans with Cherry Tomatoes, Chorizo, and Goat Cheesep. 202
Fried Mushrooms with Sour Creamp. 204
Roasted Vegp. 205
Honey Carrots with Spice and Yogurtp. 207
Corn Puddingp. 208
Don't Lift the Lid Potatoesp. 210
Fluffy Mashed Potatoes with Boursin Cheesep. 212
Maple Baked Beansp. 213
Risotto Cakesp. 214
Chapter 8 The Saucy Bits
Condiments, Etc.
Lemon Aiolip. 221
Honey Barbecue Saucep. 222
Spicy Remouladep. 222
Tartar Saucep. 223
India's Onion Jamp. 223
Smoky Tomato Relishp. 226
Walnut Pestop. 227
Homemade Butterp. 228
Dijon Herb Butterp. 229
Chapter 9 For Your Dessert Complement
If Friday Were a Cakep. 235
Pink Grapefruit Cupcakesp. 237
Lemon Earl Grey Pound Cakep. 241
Chocolate Berry Shortcakep. 242
Almond Blueberry Cakep. 247
Crème Fraîche Bundt Cakep. 248
Rhubarb Upside-Down Cakep. 251
Pistachio Raspberry Loafp. 252
Rice Pudding with Raisins for Pooliep. 255
Nut Barsp. 257
Bajillionaire Barsp. 258
Nutnana Cookiesp. 261
Chocolate Cherry Cookiesp. 262
Coffee Meringue Sandwiches with Hazelnut Dustp. 265
Whipped Creamp. 266
The Best Chocolate Saucep. 267
Menu Plansp. 268
Thanks Youp. 271
Indexp. 273