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“Deliciously photographed and lovingly shared, Alice’s recipes remind us to savor and celebrate life. To not just enjoy the meal, but to cherish the moments around them as well.” (Angie Dudley, author of Cake Pops)
“Savory Sweet Life is the perfect title for this book. Most of us either cook or bake; Alice Currah does both--beautifully. Savory Sweet Life offers a peek into Alice’s kitchen, one simple celebration at a time…she shares creative, appealing recipes that bear all the signs of a savvy cook.” (Pam Anderson, author of the Perfect Recipe series and How to Cook Without a Book)
“I’ve been a fan of Savory Sweet Life from the beginning, because Alice pours her heart and creativity into everything she cooks, bakes…and writes. I could marry Alice’s Caramelized Onion Clam Dip and live happily ever after with her Rustic Spiced Plum Tart. You’ll want to savor every yummy dish!” (Ree Drummond, author of The Pioneer Woman Cooks)
“Savory Sweet Life is cover-to-cover crowd pleasers.... Alice Currah offers classic dishes and fresh variations…. And kid-friendly treats such as root beer floats, oven-broiled s’mores and caramel corn, are great for little ones, or even adults that just want to feel like a kid again.” (Seattle Weekly)
“A must-have [with] its focus on organizing dishes according to events, and not just holidays. Hosts will appreciate simple but impressive fare like an olive, pesto, and tomato tart . . . and sweet and spicy wings, which come together with minimum fuss and seldom a hard-to-source ingredient.” (Publishers Weekly)
“If you’re thinking of buying food blogger Alice Currah’s new cookbook, “Savory Sweet Life,” make sure you’ve got some free time ahead of you - because once you see the luscious pictures inside, you’ll want to get into the kitchen immediately.” (Huffington Post)
“Currah’s approach to food is simple and family-friendly, but she elevates everyday from ordinary to extraordinary. Savory Sweet Life is a good choice for the home cook who wants to feed his or her family delicious food that is easy to prepare.” (Shelf Awareness)
This cookbook is about great memorable food, family and friends, and celebrating the joys of everyday life. As I developed the recipes I was mindful of how busy families are these days and the reasons why people are too busy to cook, intimidated by a lack of confidence in the kitchen, or a combination of both. I wanted to write and photograph a cookbook that I could use (from a practical standpoint) everyday to feed my family, draw inspiration from, and have my kids someday recall their favorites recipes from their youth with a strong feeling of love and connection to me. I also wanted to write a cookbook which was a true representation of my life.
Chapters dedicated to both Mother's Day and Father's Day, birthdays, potlucks, hosting friends for lunch, Sunday mornings, meals for caring for others, summer entertaining, and many more will inspire you to cook with confidence and with ease. With each recipe accompanied by a gorgeous color photo, they are easy, accessible, and so delicious that people will think you are a gifted home cook based on how good the dishes are.
In case you're wondering if I actually cook these recipes throughout the year, the answer is a resounding YES! All the time! Several of my closest friends can vouch for how often I bring these recipes to parties and potlucks. The recipes in the cookbook are indeed my go-to dishes for feeding family and friends for any occasion. From our home to yours, we hope you enjoy SAVORY SWEET LIFE.
I will definitely update this review if/when I make a recipe. I'm a food blogger (but not a super star, by any means) so I am always happy to support a food blogger who has the... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Debby
It wasn't as good as I had hoped according to the other reviews. Just average. I do love Alice though and have tried a couple of her recipes I found online , and they were very... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Marijean Jenson
Lovely cookbook. Am I've quite picky. Beautiful photos, easy to read recipes. I like the way the book is set up by occasions; Sunday mornings, game day, potluck, holiday... Read morePublished 7 months ago by T. sartain
So far I have only made the chocolate chip cookies-they were indeed delicious but there were only 21 cookies-not 40 as the recipe stated. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Susan W. Shepard
Just made the cover recipe. It was real good. I made the sauce that goes with it and its good, different, but good, I prefer more spice and not as much coconut milk. Read morePublished 16 months ago by Erica Estrada
Definitely one of my new favorites!! Alice has a way of making you feel right at home with her stories behind each recipe. Buy it, you won't regret this purchase.Published 17 months ago by KatieV
I've tried about a dozen or so recipes within this cook book and each recipe has been outstanding! I feel comfortable recommending this book to anybody considering purchasing it.Published 19 months ago by Eric Pratt
Every recipe that I have tried so far has been great...it's my new go-to when I'm looking for something new to make. The chocolate chip cookie recipe really is the best!Published 21 months ago by Jennifer Kerr