This cookbook helped me regain a deep love for ingredients and cooking. Goyoaga's recipes are whole food centric and succeed at combining earthy, Basque region inspired sweets meets Pacific Northwest spreads. She is attuned to the importance of simple yet elegantly presented dishes; the images in this book will inspire any cook who enjoys a beautiful plate. Cooking from Cannelle et Vanille has taught me the importance of a singular element that can transform a dish. My favorite instances of this are capers sauteed in olive oil right before being placed atop a nicoise salad, or a quick zest of orange to spike an otherwise mellow apple cake. Aditonally, I have become a sourdough and almond flour convert, integrating these two baking necessities into nearly every treat I make these days. This cookbook is for anyone looking to fall in love with food again, and to those who have difficult to cook for food sensitivities, I cannot recommend this book enough.
From the James Beard-recognized creator of Cannelle et Vanille--lauded by everyone from Bon Appétit to Dorie Greenspan--comes 100 recipes that show us how to bring more joy and mindfulness to the kitchen, and connection around the table, through family-friendly meals that are satisfying, yet decidedly unfussy.
"A beautiful expression of how Aran feeds her family and friends simple foods like buttermilk-brined chicken and roasted carrot and cashew soup. This is a book for all cooks." -Amanda Hesser and Merrill Stubbs, founders of Food52
Recipes are organized around the day: start off with Spicy Carrot, Grapefruit, and Sunflower juice Soft-cooked Eggs with Dukkah and Bitter Greens; and move on to Tomato, Corn, and Bread Salad at midday. There is a chapter of everyday dinners you can prepare on a weeknight, such as a simple spaghetti and meatballs supper or Braised Chicken with Apples and Cider. You'll also find a chapter of menus to inspire you when you want to gather together a larger group of friends and family which Aran heartily encourages! She is especially known for her tender, gluten-free baking, and the book includes recipes for her sourdough bread, caramelized onion and fennel biscuits, and apple tarte tatin (with flour substitutions are included for those who aren't gluten-free).
Filled with Aran's gorgeous photographs, you will also find suggestions sprinkled throughout the book for creating a welcoming space with lighting, linens, flowers, and flatware, along with gentle encouragement to spend time in the kitchen nourishing yourself as well as those you love.
About the Author
ARAN GOYOAGA is a cookbook author, blogger, food stylist, and photographer. Aran was born and raised in the Basque Country, in northern Spain, where her maternal grandparents owned a pastry shop and her paternal grandparents live off the land. Her blog, Cannelle et Vanille, is a two-time James Beard Award finalist. Her first book, Small Plates & Sweet Treats, was named one of the top cookbooks of 2012 by Sara Moulton on Good Morning America and praised by the New York Times and GOOP. It was featured on Amazon's homepage as a "Pick" for May 2016.
Aran's Instagram is a world-renowned culinary account, lauded by Food & Wine, In Style, The Kitchn, and more. She has a close professional relationship with Amazon Kitchen, Amazon Go, and Amazon Echo and has also partnered with Taittinger, Le Veuve Clicquot, American Express, Kitchen Aid, and Kashi.
She lives in Seattle with her husband and two children.
2020 James Beard Award Semifinalist
The New York Times Book Review Holiday Books pick
A Most-Anticipated Fall 2019 Cookbook at Bon Appétit, Food & Wine, Epicurious, and Food 52
“[Cannelle et Vanille] is a dreamscape of meals for feeding a family or entertaining.” —Bon Appétit
“Excellent recipes...” —The New York Times
“If you’re a fan of Aran Goyoaga—pastry chef-turned James Beard Award-winning blogger and photographer—and her critically acclaimed blog, Cannelle et Vanille, you’ll want to pick up this cookbook.” —Food & Wine
“Wherever you choose to begin, you’ll find Goyoaga’s inimitable sensibility: Her recipes are always inspiring and beautifully presented.” —Fine Cooking
“Goyoaga's latest book will tempt you to wrestle home a farmer's market haul and spend the afternoon with one of her delicately-spiced, nourishing recipes.” —Epicurious
“This book of 100 everyday favorites is not only extremely inspiring, it's equally doable. There are a number of recipes for every occasion. … And we want to join Goyoaga for all of them.” —Food52
“This beautiful book is brimming with recipes celebrating the idea that centering life around a nourishing kitchen is something worth striving for.” —Heidi Swanson, author of Super Natural Cooking
“Aran [Goyoaga]'s storytelling, like her photography, is dreamy—this isn't a book you only cook from so much as slide into the world from.” —MindBodyGreen
"Keep a copy in your kitchen, and I know you'll reach for it often." —Molly Wizenberg, author of A Homemade Life and Delancey
"The recipes make sense for everyday life, and they are wholesome without subscribing to a particular diet. Reading about and cooking Aran’s food takes me to another place—one that is calm and lovely—and inspires me towards a table with friends." —Sara Forte, Sprouted Kitchen and Sprouted Kitchen Bowl + Spoon
“Filled with inspired yet down-to-earth stories and recipes, Aran’s beautiful book opens up her personal world of food to make ours more delicious.” —Renee Erickson, chef of Sea Creatures restaurants and author of A Boat, a Whale & a Walrus
“Aran’s recipes are both comforting and inventive. … This book also reminds me to slow down, be present, and fill each day with intention.” —Ashley Rodriguez, author of Date Night In and Let’s Stay In
“Aran’s book is a journey of food, nourishment, and family. … The food is foundational and celebratory—it makes us want to cook, eat, and live authentically with the ones we love.” —Karen Mordechai, creator of Sunday Suppers and author of Simple Fare
“[Aran] Goyoaga relies on a whole-food philosophy that shines through each recipe... These are flexible meals to impress.” —Library Journal