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Yvette van Boven divides her time between Amsterdam and Paris. She is a freelance food stylist, artist and recipe writer and owns, together with her cousin, a restaurant and catering company in Amsterdam. Yvette also illustrates books and magazines as well as creating her own artwork and screen prints. Her work appears regularly in magazines such as Grazia, Red Magazine, Delicious, Elle Food, Flow, Margriet, as well as a range of newspapers and books.
Winner of the Dutch Cookbook of the Year award in 2010, Home Made is a unique and captivating cookbook, with over 200 recipes and ideas for sumptuous homemade food. Author Yvette van Boven uses clear step-by-step instructions to show the reader how to make ingredients, as well as recipes, at home. Home Made begins with breakfast and works its way through the day. Learn how to make cheese from pantry staples, create an oven smoker from scratch in just two minutes and make ice cream without an ice cream machine. In the true spirit of this book, Yvette drew her own quirky illustrations, designed the book and styled the food for the photographs, which were taken by her husband, Oof Verschuren. Original, fun and inspiring, Home Made will appeal to readers wanting simple, authentic and healthy ways of eating. The friendly tone, quirky cartoons and can-do approach make this cookbook very accessible for the average home cook. Step-by-step spreads on making jam, stock, bread, chocolates, and more feature up to 15 images per recipe. Winner of the Dutch Cookbook of the Year award in 2010, this unique cookbook will now be available to an English-speaking market. Yvette has a loyal online following.
Filled with more than 80 simple and seasonal recipes for dishes you can make in the oven Every week, Yvette van Boven develops a new oven recipe for her magazine column. The recipes are seasonal, delicious, and most importantly, really simple, and now, they're collected in her latest cookbook: Home Made in the Oven. What is van Boven serving up fresh from her oven this time? How about autumnal stuffed Portobello mushrooms, a freshly baked plum pie, or cabbage rolls with caraway and hazelnuts. Alongside the more than 80 recipes are van Boven's annotated illustrations and photographs of finished dishes. For van Boven, everything belongs in the oven: vegetables, meat, fish, pizza, stews, and of course, sweets! The recipes are sure to provide you with plenty of tips, tricks, and inspiration for cooking in your oven.
For years, Yvette van Boven has been writing Christmas recipes for newspapers and magazines. As someone who loves the holidays, she's never short of ideas for celebrations and finally decided that now is the perfect time to publish them in a cookbook: Home Made Christmas. The holidays can be overwhelming, but Yvette shows you how to make them easier with her make ahead recipes, giving you time to enjoy your company when they arrive. Home Made Christmas includes more than 100 recipes for the holidays (organized by Prepare Ahead and To Finish It Off) that are all easy to make and delicious. With her step-by-step recipes, you'll know exactly what to do and when. Yvette even provides menu ideas to make all your planning easier. Whether you're celebrating your first Christmas with the love of your life or cooking for your entire family, this cookbook makes sure you're fully prepared to entertain your holiday guests with a delicious, satisfying meal.
Home Made is a unique cookbook that is all about making everything yourself, as Yvette van Boven did to make her first book. She made her own fonts, drew the illustrations, wrote all the recipes, prepared the food for the photographs, and designed the book. Now, a series of award-winning and internationally successful cookbooks further, she created the perfect companion to her cookbooks for the DIY cook and aficionado. That companion is the Home Made Food Notebook, written and illustrated by Yvette, but created to be taken over by all the foodies who loved her books so they can now keep notes of their own adventures in food heaven. This food notebook has handy information on measures and conversions, food names in different languages, a seasonal calendar, and more. In the section, My Kitchen , Yvette shares her pantry staples and how she makes them, from mustard to mayonnaise, butter to vinaigrette, and more. Most pages are, however, only lightly illustrated for you to fill with your recipes, lists, tips, and memories.
Food stylist and cook Yvette van Boven has offered delicious seasonal recipes in Home Made, Home Made Summer and Home Made Winter that highlight the fresh produce available throughout the year. In her much-anticipated follow-up, Home Baked, she celebrates the art of baking. Complete with her signature illustrations and scenic photographs of Amsterdam, Home Baked is a beautiful collection of Yvette's favorite baked goods-warm bread from the oven, sweet banana bread, a gooey cinnamon and caramel pull-apart loaf, rich chocolate cake, shortbread cookies, and more. And alongside these beautiful images of delicious treats, Yvette provides step-by-step instructions of how to make them in your own home. Her inviting voice, easy-to-follow recipes, and beautiful photographs make Home Baked a staple in anyone's kitchen and lovely enough to show off in other rooms as well.
Inspired by her childhood in Ireland and her frequent sojourns in France, Yvette van Boven has created a collection of recipes that will truly inspire you to step into the kitchen. Using seasonal ingredients such as freshly picked apples and berries, as well as delicate summer lettuces and fresh herbs, Yvette presents recipes for Breakfast, Brunch & Lunch, Snacks, Beverages, Appetizers and Dessert. The book includes savoury baked goods perfect for a weekend morning with friends, light salads to enjoy on a warm summer evening and hearty dinners that celebrate great flavour.
Because I'm often headstrong, I've sometimes interpreted classic recipes completely in my own way, and I hope you won't mind. Because I'm often impatient, I've sometimes drawn the recipes because it's faster and because at times, probably unnecessarily, I worry that you don't think in the same realm as I do, I've also added memories and photos so you get a sense of what I mean. Just like a formally decorated table, or a beautifully arranged plate, I believe that a cookbook should exude a certain spirit that I think you should be in when you get in the mood to get going in the kitchen. --from the Introduction Home Made blew away readers with its stunning package, delicious recipes, beautiful photos, step-by-step instruction and Yvette van Boven's own hand-drawn artwork throughout the book. Yvette's passion for great food, beauty and good humor could be felt on every page in the book. Now, in Home Made Winter, her heartfelt work is presented again, this time with recipes intended for the winter season. Inspired by her childhood in Ireland and her frequent sojourns in France, Yvette van Boven has created a collection of recipes that will warm your heart. Chapters include Breakfast, Brunch & Lunch; Pies and sweet things for Tea Time; Beverages; To Start; and Dessert. She focuses on simple recipes for classic dishes that everybody thought were complicated to make, like croquettes, pulled pork and apple cider. Step-by-step, she explains how to make butter, beef sausage, and baileys. She also features winter holiday recipes. This book is sure to become the next must-have among home cooks.