Comfort food makes you feel good, makes you feel at home, and puts you in the frame of mind to curl up on a sofa, in front of a roaring fire, with family, with friends, with a great book. It's what you want when you come in from the cold or when you've got a cold, or when you want to enjoy a cozy evening with loved ones. Welcome's The Little Big Book of Comfort Food is crammed with over 200 family recipes. Collecting the best, basic, foolproof, simple-to-make recipes from real kitchens, from real friends and real families was Welcome's objective when publisher, Lena Tabori and her daughters, Senior Editor Katrina Fried and Managing Editor Natasha Tabori Fried, set out to make this book. In the belief that comfort food is, by its very nature, food that has passed down through generations, it seemed appropriate, not to mention charming, to illustrate these tried and true recipes with cozy vintage art.
A great giftbook, the recipes will include the Best of:
Breakfast: Apple Pancakes with Cider Syrup, Corned Beef Hash, Waffles, Scrambled Eggs. Breakfast Burritos and warm Popovers with Strawberry Butter.
Lunch and Snacks: Creamy Tomato Soup, Grilled Cheese Sandwich, Potato Leek Soup, Sloppy Joes, Hamburgers, Matzo Ball Soup and Chicken Finger.
Cookies, Sweets, and Snacks: Pumpkin Bars, Sugar Cookies, Nana's Buttery Scones, and Chocolate Fudge.
Dinner: Macaroni and Cheese, Chicken Parmesan, Pork Chops with Apple Sauce, Southern Fried Chicken, Chili and Corn Bread, Meatloaf and Twice Baked Potatoes.
Sides: Garlic Bread, Creamed Spinach, Mashed Potatoes, and Roasted Vegetables
Beverages: Hot chocolate with peppermint whipped cream, chocolate malt, homemade lemonade, root beer, smoothies and Hot Toddies.
Desserts: Cranberry Apple Crisp, Classic Rice Pudding, Chocolate Layer Cake, Strawberry Shortcake, Lemon squares and Banana Cream Pie.
Holiday Meals: Honey Baked Ham, Maple-Roasted Acorn Squash, Roast Turkey with Giblet Gravy, Mashed Potatoes, Mulled Cider, and Pumpkin Pie.
Natasha Tabori Fried is the Managing Editor of Welcome Books. She co-edited The Christmas Almanac, The Little Big Book of America, and The Little Big Book of Life. As the official Welcome Books' birthday and holiday baker, she has perfected the traditional cupcake, as well of dozens of other comfort foods.
Lena Tabori is the Publisher of Welcome Books. Some of the recipes in this book were originated by her, in her relentless pursuit of comfort, others were tested by her. Her "mama bread" is the standard to which all recipes are held.
Katrina Fried is a Senior Editor at Welcome. She has edited, written, and produced many titles, including Los Angeles, The New Glorious American Food, and The Little Big Book of Laughter.
Diana Van Buren began her culinary training at Patisserie Lanciani in New York City, became the pastry chef and wine buyer at Cafe Luxembourg, and spent time in the kitchen at Keens Chophouse, Ten Twenty Two, and Bar Six. She has also edited numerous cookbooks, including Christopher Idone's The New Glorious American Food.