Chef, bestselling cookbook author, and creative force behind the popular Smitten Kitchen food blog
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About Deb Perelman
Deb Perelman is a food writer and the home cook, photographer, and publisher behind the wildly popular Smitten Kitchen food blog. Winner of Saveur’s Best Cooking Blog of 2011 award, Smitten Kitchen has amassed a huge following due to Perelman’s ability to translate ambitious, sophisticated flavors into easy-to-follow recipes. The long-awaited New York Times bestseller The Smitten Kitchen Cookbook (2012) compiles favorite and innovative recipes, Perelman’s own beautiful photography, and is peppered with her distinctive “no-fuss” cooking philosophy.
Working out of her apartment’s 42-square-foot kitchen, Perelman draws on a unique sense of humor and personal anecdotes to connect with her audience. Her approachable style and infectious enthusiasm make her a great fit for special events, luncheons or dinners, women’s organizations, or anywhere food lovers congregate. Most recently, Perelman published Smitten Kitchen Every Day, which brings passionate home cooks new recipes designed to elevate their meals with her signature flavorful and approachable flair.
A graduate of George Washington University, Perelman cemented her love for food with odd jobs at bakeries, coffee shops, and ice cream stores before she began blogging. She has written for Martha Stewart Living, Parenting, and NPR, and she lives in New York City with her husband and son.
Praise for Deb Perelman
[Deb Perelman] was a wonderfully pleasant and entertaining speaker. Very down-to-earth and great with our patrons at the signing table.— Westerville Public Library
The event went great! I thought Deb was a pleasure to work with and a wonderfully entertaining speaker. She and our interviewer really hit it off on stage.— Westerville Public Library
The event was indeed a great success, and the crowd was very enthusiastic. During her visit, Deb engaged with people from all different age groups—graciously and with every single one. Some of her biggest fans were between the ages of 0 and ten years old. Deb was just as approachable and genuine as I expected from the years I have been following her. I have been a librarian since 2014 and last night is one of the brightest highlights for my career.— Spartanburg County Public Libraries
Praise for Smitten Kitchen Keepers
In an industry that often hypes what’s new, it’s refreshing to see equal attention paid to the familiar. If there’s one person to rely on for tried-and-tested recipes, it’s Deb Perelman, who has been running her blog, Smitten Kitchen, for 16 years. The essence of her latest cookbook is about repetition—recipes that she’s made time and time again, each time with a new improvement, so that they may make their way into your forever files. This collection features those almost-perfect dishes, peppered with Perelman’s inviting energy.— Jessica Sulima, Thrillist
“Recipes become regulars when they’re fast, reliable, and deliciously worth the effort. In her third book, Smitten Kitchen founder Deb Perelman offers 100 recipes for oft-requested favorites like a fuss-free lemon poppy seed cake and “an epic quiche” sure to become some of the last you’ll ever need to learn.— Jacqueline Raposo, Epicurious
Given Perelman’s dedication to recipe testing and her fuss-free mentality, it’s no surprise that many consider her latest book her best. Perelman has also solidified herself as the ultimate “keeper” with Smitten Kitchen Keepers.— Georgia Johnson, Good Times
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Smitten Kitchen Keepers
“Deb Perelman has gained a devoted following with her blog, Smitten Kitchen, where she shares rigorously tested recipes written with warmth and wit. For her third book, Perelman collects 100 “keepers,” recipes that are guaranteed to be hits whether you’re making it the first or 50th time—recipes like slow-roasted chicken on schmaltzy croutons, perfect spaghetti and meatballs and chocolate peanut butter cup cookies.” –Forbes’ Vetted (The Best Cookbooks Publishing in 2022)