Cook Book Review: The Cottage Kitchen: Cozy Cooking in the English Countryside by Marte Marie Forsberg

Title: The Cottage Kitchen: Cozy Cooking in the English Countryside by Marte Marie Forsberg
Author: Marte Marie Forsberg
Publisher: Clarkson Potter Publishers
Release Date:  October 17, 2017
Genre: Cookbook

Share in a gorgeous, thoughtful life in the charming English countryside with The Cottage Kitchen, a cookbook of recipes and stories by Norwegian-born photographer and tastemaker Marie Forsberg.

Ever since I took a trip to London and experience the famous clotted cream and lemon curd, I was hooked on these two condiments from the English countryside. However, I wasn't able to find any of it in local or natural food markets. There are slight versions, but definitely not the same. So you can imagine my delight when I came across The Cottage Kitchen: Cozy Cooking in the English Countryside by Marte Marie Forsberg.  I was in for a treat for sure.

The Cottage Kitchen is the first of any cookbook I've seen dedicated to the foods from the English countryside, namely Norwegian food since the author is from the area.  So I was thrilled to see The Cottage Kitchen includes recipes for the above mentioned delightful condiments (and it's fairly easy to make!) and several staples like pudding, as well as delectable pastries for some afternoon tea. The added bonus? The gorgeous photos from the author who also is a photographer. Her images are beautiful and showcase the food, and the English countryside with an air of sophistication without being stuffy.

In all, The Cottage Kitchen presents some yummy recipes for staples as well as local foods, gorgeous photos but also a little story about the author and her time in her little cottage.

Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book from the author/publisher. I was not required to write a positive review, and have not been compensated for this. This is my honest opinion.

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MARTE MARIE FORSBERG is a professional food and lifestyle photographer, as well as the creator of the blog My Cottage Kitchen. Her work has been featured in magazines and newspapers around the world, and she regularly runs cooking and photography workshops. Marie lives in a charming cottage in the English countryside with her English pointer, Mr. Whiskey.

TO CONNECT WITH THE AUTHOR:  website, instagram




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