Home Made

Awarded as ‘Dutch Cookbook Of The Year 2010
Awarded as ‘Best informative Dutch book 2010’ – ‘het lintje van de Boekverkoper 2011’
Nominated for ‘Best first cookbook’ at the Gourmand World Cookbook Awards 2011
Winner of the 2012 Treehugger Reader’s Choice Awards for Best Cookbook

How do you make cheese from pantry staples? How do you create an oven smoker from scratch in just  two minutes? And how can you use your homemade cheese, smoked fish, ice cream and many other products in original recipes?In this cookbook Yvette explains all of this. In clear step-by-step stories illustrated instructions, you’re encouraged to learn and prepare new cooking techniques without needing to run to the store to buy expensive ingredients or complicated kitchen gadgets.

The book begins with breakfast and works its way through the day:
how to bake your own bread in the morning and fix a healthy and original lunch after that, towards the afternoon: how to make your own brewed tea, bake cakes, the happy hour: how to make your own drinks, liqueur, how to make nibbles and bites, the evening: dinner, cheese, dessert, through the night: how to make mustard, ketchup and mayonnaise for those who need something to eat, after a night out at the pub.

Order the book in Dutch here.

Praise for Home Made

“You’ll want to eat everything in this book!”
PEOPLE Style Watch

The Year’s 10 Best Cookbooks
Details, September 2011

“This massive, gorgeously photographed, and illustrated tome filled with Dutch/French/Italian-inspired recipes and tutorials is much more than a cookbook; it’s a series of adventures for the culinarily inclined.” —Bust magazine

“Elegant photography by Oof Verschuren and clever page design make Home Made a delight to read, an invitation to explore, and, ultimately, a guide to appreciating the process as much as the product.” —Shelf Awareness

“Van Boven co-owns Aan de Amstel café in Amsterdam, which serves unpretentious food and warm hospitality. She’s also a writer, food stylist, designer, and illustrator—all talents put to good use in her beautiful new collection of rustic, globally inspired recipes.” —Bon Appetit.com

“The recipes are incredibly different in a wonderful way.”
—Linda Cicero, Miami Herald

“The vivid, beautifully composed photos will draw both budding and seasoned cooks to the kitchen.” —Detroit Metro Times

“[Yvette van Boven] is fearless in the kitchen, taking on everything from cheesemaking to preserving, infusing, and all sorts of other projects that are sure to expand your culinary horizons. . . . The recipes in Home Made are lovingly hand-lettered and illustrated by van Boven with pen and ink drawings and intricate paper cuttings including some pretty adorable talking lemons and anthropomorphized Swiss chard.”
Serious Eats

“Author Yvette van Boven’s practical predinner drink recipes, preserving tips, and dessert menus jump to life with help from bold food photos and snapshots straight out of her kitchen.”
– Daily Candy