The Cottage Kitchen: Cozy Cooking in the English Countryside

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This is a lovely book, filled with homemade recipes and arranged by season. The introduction reads as a letter, very personal and warm. Each section, separated by the four seasons, has a forward where the author explains her feelings, her homesickness and insecurities about starting a life in England and the comfort foods she prepares. She’s Swedish and while she’s traveled the world for business, settling down where she’s without family or friends left her feeling adrift.

You will find good recipes in this book, many of those from her mother, and advice from her mother as well. The photography is outstanding. I absolutely love her dog and all the photos he appears in. Mr. Whiskey is rescue dog and he certainly brings personality to Marte’s life as well as the photos.

I took a few liberties with the potato soup recipe and can highly recommend making it. I even made homemade croutons! This is a hearty, rich and filling soup. Perfect for a cold day.  Recipe may be found at Squirrel Head Manor.

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*I received a copy of this cookbook from the Blogging for Books program. All opinions and comments are my own and I was not compensated.

Adding my review to Goodreads and linking with Beth Fish Reads for her Weekend Cooking Series and Joy’s British Isles Friday.
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24 thoughts on “The Cottage Kitchen: Cozy Cooking in the English Countryside

  1. We have Chelsea Winters in New Zealand who puts out very similar cookbooks. Each recipe begins with a story of how the dish originated in her family, or a special memory of eating it. My favorite book of hers is Homemade Happiness.

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  2. I love these kinds of cookbooks! While I love a good Cooks Illustrated cookbook these more personal cozy ones are the ones I tend to gravitate towards. This sounds gorgeous and I can’t resist that title! It just sounds like it’d be warm yummy food.

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