Cookbook Review: Domestic Chic by Kristin Sollenne


 When I was contacted by Waldorf Publishing to review a cookbook written by an upcoming celebrity chef called Domestic Chic: A Fashionably Fabulous Guide to Cooking & Entertaining by the Seasons I was apprehensive at first, unsure if it was a good fit for this blog. I had to think about it, but after further research on the author and the cookbook I was really excited to get the book and dig in. So who is Kristin Sollenne? As much as we watch Food Network, I am shocked I hadn't heard her name sooner. Then again, Netflix and Parenthood has taken over our lives of late. She is a rising culinary star, Food Network Judge, and one of Zagat's 30 under 30 to watch. According to the About section of her website, "Chef Kristin Sollenne has been making headlines for her contemporary food philosophy, lightened-up Italian fare, and approachable cooking tips, with regular appearances on WCBS’s Morning News and WLNY’s “Live from the Couch,” as well as a feature on NBC’s “Today” show, Fox5 Good Day New York, Fox Business and guest judge on Food Network's Beat Bobby Flay and Kitchen Casino. In 2014, she was featured on season ten of Food Network Star as a mentor to finalist Lucca Della Casa." She has cooked for Taylor Swift, Seth Rogan, Ed Sheeran and the entire SNL cast. She oversees the three kitchens of the New York City Restaurant Group’s (NYCRG) Bocca Di Bacco, her food philosophy is farm-to-table with a focus on clean ingredients and keeping it simple, and the 28-year-old chef says. “I think simple dishes speak a lot louder than over complicated ones. Simplicity actually enhances the flavors.”Her cookbook is designed around the flavors of each season focusing on produce at it's peak. There are chapters for Winter through Fall and within each seasonal section are menus to help you entertain for each and every occasion throughout the year. What a fabulous idea for a cookbook!!The intro page to each chapter has a short story to help us get to know Kristin a little better ...

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