Title: Meet Me in My Cape Cod Kitchen: Recipes for Seaside Living
Author: Linda Maria Steele
Genre: Cooking, Food & Wine
With more than 60 delicious recipes, this book celebrates sharing good food with family and friends, inspired by the sweetness of living by the beach. Accompanied by food photography and beautiful Cape Cod landscapes, chapters focus on baked goods such as cakes, cookies, quick breads, cheesecake and biscotti, as well as appetizers, entrees, and salads and even summertime-perfect drinks. Many of the easy-to-follow recipes rely on seasonal and regional ingredients, such as Linda’s Supreme Lemon Cake, Cape Cod Cranberry Loaf, Turkey and Cranberry Empanadas, Linda’s Simple Lobster Salad, and Bella’s Raspberry Tea. Children will enjoy helping with treats such as Nana’s No-Fail Sugar Cookie Recipe, which the author makes with lobster-shaped cookie cutters. This celebration of Cape Cod focuses on gratitude for simple pleasures and includes reflections on life in a seaside community.
What a fantastic regional cookbook! I love seafood and am always looking for creative ways to cook with it. Not only is this cookbook filled with delicious recipes but personal insight from the author as well.
Here is an example:
I’ve tried a few of the recipes (those lobster cookies are super cute and delicious) and will try more once certain foods are in season.
If you’re looking for tried-and-true recipes that your family will love, even if they don’t care for seafood, give this cookbook a chance. Linda is delightful and her writing style reminds me of sitting down with a cool drink and chatting with an old friend.
Thank you to Schiffer Publishing and Netgalley for giving me a complimentary copy in exchange for an honest review.
My Rating: 5 stars
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Linda Maria Steele created a personalized baking service on Cape Cod. Her cookbook “Meet Me in My Cape Cod Kitchen” reflects anecdotes and recipes from her baking business. She sells her baked goods at a local store during the summer months.
Ms. Steele earned her BA Degree from UCLA and her MA from University of Texas, Dallas. She catalogs her ongoing Cape Cod Baking Adventures at http://westfalmouthbakingcompany.blogspot.com . She has taught a number of baking classes and demonstrations. She has published numerous articles and this is her first book.
When she is not testing and creating new recipes she is spending time with her husband and three children and teaching English Composition to College Freshman at MA Maritime Academy.
Reviewed by: Mrs. N