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CLAIRE THOMAS discusses her book THE KITCHY KITCHEN

The Kitchy Kitchen (Atria Books)

A playful and delicious cookbook, from the host of ABC's "Food for Thought with Claire Thomas" and creator of the much loved food blog "The Kitchy Kitchen."

Every cook needs an arsenal of staples, whether for the perfect dinner party entree to wow a crowd, or throw-it-together lunches for lazy afternoons...but we all know that the real fun comes in making basic recipes your own. The Kitchy Kitchen is tastemaker Claire Thomas's solution for amping up your everyday culinary routine, introducing her approach to her own kitchen: loose, personal, unfussy, and most of all, fun.

With new takes on classic favorites--think adding farmer's market peaches to upgrade a BLT, spicing up tempura cauliflower with a zesty harissa sauce, or transforming basic red velvet cupcakes into decadent pancakes--this cookbook is filled with fresh, produce-driven recipes for every skill set and occasion. It's your best friend and personal chef, all rolled into one. Gorgeously illustrated and peppered with stylish entertaining tips and quirky essays that will inspire you to take the recipes you love and make them new, The Kitchy Kitchen will make your life in the kitchen a little easier, a little more fabulous, and positively delicious.

Praise for The Kitchy Kitchen

"Claire's enthusiasm for food is contagious - her recipes are hard proof that delicious home cooking doesn't have to be overly complicated or fussy. I can't wait to yum, mmm, and wow my way through the entire cookbook."--Erica Chan, Co-Creator Honestly WTF

"Claire has a smile that makes a stranger feel like a welcome friend. Her food is an intentional and indulgent extension of that grace...a true display of a life well eaten and lived."--Joy Wilson, Creator of Joy the Baker

"A wizard at making the kind of food that you really want to eat, Claire's genius recipes are so gloriously good, you'll wonder where she's been all your life."--Hilly Kerr and Katherine Powers, Creators of Who What Wear, Domaine Home, and Byrdie

"It's like she knows exactly what I want in my head and stomach and laid it out page by page."--Aubrey Plaza

Claire Thomas is an unabashed food enthusiast. She works as a nationally recognized commercial director, food photographer, and writer. Her blog, The Kitchy Kitchen (www.thekitchykitchen.com), was an experiment born in 2008 after enduring a more than unsatisfying job after college, and is her much beloved playground. Born and raised in Los Angeles, Claire has turned food into an intellectual and grumbling stomach-driven passion. She has written for many outlets, including The Huffington Post, Daily Candy, Real Simple, Lucky Magazine, and Eater amongst others. 

Photo by Yayo Ahumada

Event date: 
Thursday, September 4, 2014 - 7:30pm
Event address: 
1818 N Vermont Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90027
$26.00
ISBN: 9781476710730
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Atria Books - August 25th, 2014