Buy Used
$11.93
FREE Shipping on orders over $35.
Used: Like New | Details
Sold by harvestbooks
Condition: Used: Like New
Comment: Condition: As new condition., As new dust jacket. Binding: Hard Cover. / Edition: First Edition, 1st Printing Publisher: Artisan / Pub. Date: 2001-05-01 Attributes: Book 431pp / Illustrations: B&W Photographs Stock#: 2046510 (FBA) * * *This item qualifies for FREE SHIPPING and Amazon Prime programs! * * *
Add to Cart
Have one to sell?
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See this image

Recipes from Home Hardcover – May 1, 2001


See all 2 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price New from Used from
Hardcover
"Please retry"
$7.20 $0.01
NO_CONTENT_IN_FEATURE
NO_CONTENT_IN_FEATURE

Product Details

  • Hardcover: 448 pages
  • Publisher: Artisan; First Edition edition (May 1, 2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1885183992
  • ISBN-13: 978-1885183996
  • Product Dimensions: 10.3 x 5.9 x 1.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.1 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #625,756 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

Amazon.com Review

In Recipes from Home, husband-and-wife cooking team David Page and Barbara Shinn invite readers to take a seat at their family table for a heaping serving of the reinterpreted American comfort food they've been popularizing at their tiny Greenwich Village restaurant, Home, since 1993. Taking a cue from the legendary James Beard's pronouncement that "American food is anything you eat at home," Page and Shinn pack their book with over 250 recipes for all-American family favorites that conjure up the nostalgia of Sunday dinners, holiday gatherings, Fourth of July picnics, county fairs, and weekends at the beach.

Chapters reach from "The Pantry" (where you'll discover the recipe for their signature Famous Tomato Ketchup) to "The Canning Shelf" (with recipes for Green Tomato-Apple Chutney, Pickled Peppers, and Raspberry Jam). Their Simply Roasted Chicken and Grilled Blue Cheese and Apple Sandwiches will have you running to the kitchen, and Steamer Clams with Local Ale and Lobster Rolls are destined to make an appearance at your next summer shindig. "Something Sweet" wraps things up with Frozen Lemon Icebox Cake with Strawberry Sauce, Chocolate Pudding, and their irresistible Peanut Butter Cookies.

Recipes from Home is sure to become a favorite on many kitchen bookshelves, and even armchair cooks will delight in wasting away a Saturday afternoon thumbing through the anecdotal recipe introductions and generation-spanning black-and-white family photographs featured throughout the book (they've even included a family tree). By the time you get to the recipe for Mom Page's Scalloped Potatoes, you'll feel like you're part of the family. Home sweet home, indeed. --Brad Thomas Parsons

From Publishers Weekly

In the spirit of James Beard, M.F.K. Fisher and Edna Lewis, this inspired work is at once a compendium of 255 recipes (including ancestral family recipes, accompanied by warm duotone family photos throughout) from the notebooks of Page, a major chef, and a lucid appeal for an American cooking tradition based on local products and the harvest calendar. Since opening their eponymous New York City restaurant in 1993, Page and Shinn have sought to give expression to Beard's famous pronouncement: "American food is anything you eat at home." Their cookbook abounds with beautifully simple, unpretentious dishes such as Sunflower Seed Pesto, Spring Mushroom and Sweet Pea Hash, and Toasted Angel Food Cake. Readers weary of recipes so elaborate they seem to require a sous-chef or conversely, tired supper-type cooking will appreciate Page's inventive yet straightforward approach. Although the chapters are arranged thematically, with sections devoted to such "basic" condiments as Apricot Ketchup and Maple-Bourbon Butter, they could just as well have been divided up by region. Tracing a path from their Midwestern childhood homes, where they were born into families of gifted amateur cooks, to the Bay Area kitchens of California and, finally, to their farm and vineyard on the North Fork of Long Island, the authors weave memories, thoughts on food and cooking, hints on technique and, of course, the recipes themselves into a seamless whole underscoring the point that superior home cooking calls for an awareness of the seasons and a relationship to the land. (May) Forecast: If Page and Shinn are as warm and appealing as their cookbook, their 13-city tour will inspire significant sales among home cooks looking to add a little zing to their meals.
Copyright 2001 Reed Business Information, Inc.

More About the Author

Discover books, learn about writers, read author blogs, and more.

Customer Reviews

I wish I had my money back.
keywester
The reason we so enjoyed this one is that it is more than a cook book, it's a good read too.
Frank & Jane Lynn
She was thrilled with everything that she made.
Kathy Wilson

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

27 of 29 people found the following review helpful By Eric Fry on May 20, 2001
Format: Hardcover
David Page and Barbara Shinn's book Recipes from Home is a wonderful culinary journey that takes the reader from the author's childhood memories in the Midwest through their time spent in California and now New York's Long Island. They share family recipes as well as many innovative translations of American Classics. I tried their Skillet Fried Chicken, Macaroni and Cheese, and Chocolate Pudding and wowed my family and guests. While eating this fabulous meal we all perused the beautiful family photograghs scattered throughout the book. We love this book! Having myself grown up in Indiana, lived in California, and now on the East Coast, it is a pleasure to find a book that not only is an ode to the Midwest, California and New England, three of our most cherished culinary regions, but also provides a personnel glimpse into the author's lives.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
20 of 22 people found the following review helpful By George on May 22, 2001
Format: Hardcover
This is quite possibly the best cookbook I have ever used. While cooking some of the recipes I felt like I was alongside the authors in my own kitchen. The humble simplicity of the recipes has made for hours of enjoyment in both reading the text and trying the recipes. I won't be eating out for a while!!
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
8 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Alicia on June 3, 2001
Format: Hardcover
This book is a great compilation of recipes, pictures, and many many memories. Not only did this couple bring together both of their families, but they bring the readers into their family as well. This cookbook is not a traditional cookbook, this book is filled with recipes that have been in the family and recipes made up by the couple. In addition, their own family photos serve as enterainment. This book is great. There is nothing like good ol' home cookin'. It makes me feel right at home!
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
10 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Frank & Jane Lynn on June 25, 2001
Format: Hardcover
My wife and I both enjoy cooking a lot and we use a wide range of recipe sources, including cook books. The reason we so enjoyed this one is that it is more than a cook book, it's a good read too. Apart from the fact that the recipes do work - we've tried many of them and they're delicious. On a minor scale, Jane particularly likes it because it's a perfect size for our perspex cook book holder, unlike many others which are too big and make it difficult to read the recipes.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Stepone VINE VOICE on October 1, 2006
Format: Hardcover
First, to address the size issue: Yes, it's awkward, just a bit, but I have had no problems actually using the book. If you are too precious about your cookbooks to demur from breaking the spine, then you probably don't bring them into the kitchen much anyway. Mine opens flat since I made it open flat, and stays that way, better than some of my wider paberbacks. The bigger flaw is that the binding is poor--maybe this is a consequence of the design--the glue holding all the pages does not hold them to the spine (but the pages are all sewed together, so it still works).

I have cooked 6 or so menus from this book, and a few sides and sauces here and there. Like many restaurant cookbooks, main dishes are often (not always) presented with an accompaniment, plus recommended sides from other areas of the book. And I have enjoyed everything but the pulled pork recipe, which may be more an issue of my taste.

However, I have noticed that recipes are consistently underseasoned. I'm not a huge salter, but I had to add a lot more seasonings to just about everything here.

Generally, this book is quite like described: comforting, thoroughly American food. The dishes are thoughtfully put together, and I would not call this an easy book by any means. These are sophisticated interpretations of classic dishes and classic themes (ie., a southern shrimp stew, but with some extra Cuban touches), but they are by no means needlessly rococo or inaccessible. I would contrast this with, say, Patrick O'Connell's books, which are beautiful, elegant interpretations of American cooking, but at a much more intimidating "restaurant" level. You can cook these recipes in your own home, but you might want to save them for the weekend.
Read more ›
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Jacqueline S. Jones on December 15, 2003
Format: Hardcover
Home was my favorite restaurant when I lived in Manhattan--I was one of their earliest customers. I recently stumbled across this book, and was so pleasantly surprised to find recipes for some of the greatest dishes I have ever had: excellent simple roasted chicken, cumin crusted pork chops, lemony blueberry muffins--so many good things to eat!. I have made at least 10 things from this book--each better than the last, and none of them too difficult.
And the desserts! The chocolate pudding is TO DIE FOR!!! It alone is worth the price of admission if you ask me (or my newly addicted friend, Harry). And I think my whole family agreed that the apple pie from Home was the hit of our Thanksgiving this year, with the honey pumpkin coming in a close second. These recipes are just fabulous.
Further, this book is also a plain old good read. Brings back childhood memories of learning the ropes from my mother and grandmother and makes me want to get in the kitchen and start cooking! This book would be a great gift for anyone who loves to cook and who has love and respect for doing things right in the kitchen.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
10 of 14 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on May 26, 2002
Format: Hardcover
While the text of this book and the pictures are somewhat interesting, especially if you are into stories about people's lives as they grew up, this book is definitely not designed to be used as a practical cookbook. It's size and shape are much better suited to a storybook for casual reading, not a cookbook for working in the kitchen.
The format and design of this book make it impratical to read the recipes and virtually impossible to use in the kitchen. Whoever designed the size of this book did not take the reader into mind and definitely did not make it user-friendly for cooks. The book is so thick that you have to exert a bit of force to get to the text and ingredient lists in the inner part of the pages. And it definitely will not stay open on the kitchen counter.
If you are buying the book for the story of the authors, you will probably enjoy it. If you buying it as a recipe book, be forewarned that it is a bear to use and not worth the trouble.
On the topic of home canning: The recipes in this book are very limited and seem to be almost an afterthought. If you are interested in home canning, look for a better cookbook on the subject.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again

Customer Images

Most Recent Customer Reviews

Search