Home Made Menu

HOME MADE MENU is a little pocketbook. I went through all my recipes and cooking methods and assembled them in a different order. Sometimes to surprise you, sometimes to put a recipe in the spotlights that didn’t get the attention it needed earlier. In this book you will find a special menu for that particular evening...

Home Made Summer

After the nourishing comfort food from Home Made Winter, it’s now time for Home Made Summer, a collection of sun-drenched dishes. For the recipes in this book, Yvette took inspiration from her day-to-day life in Amsterdam and Paris, but even more so from summers spent in Provence, on an orchard near Avignon. In this book, you’ll...

Home Made Winter

Winter is the first half of two books: home made ZOMER (Summer) will arrive spring 2013 in German and English. The WINTER book is all about comforting winter food, with inspiration from Ireland, France and Holland, the countries where I’ve lived and live. There are simple recipes for classics that everyone thought they were difficult to make, such as croquettes,...

Home made MINI

The Mini-book is a small ‘BEST OF’ compilation of recipes from WINTER and SUMMER. Only available in Dutch. Home Made MINI | 160 pages | € 6,95 |  photography Oof Verschuren | Fontaine Uitgevers

Home Made

Yvette van Boven, photography Oof Verschuren A unique cook- & DIY book, with over 200 recipes and ideas for home made food. 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...

Latest recipes

Bubbly Punch


  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 cups mix of orange, lime and grapefruit juice
  • 1 cup cognac
  • 2 bottles of sparkling wine
  • handful of mint leaves
  This recipe was featured earlier on

Hangover Curing Pork Belly



  • 1/4 piece pork belly, without skin (ask your butcher), approx. 2 lb
  • 1 generous handful of coarse sea salt
  • 1 handful of fennel seeds
  • At least 12 bay leaves, as fresh as possible

for the horseradish sauce:

  • 1 piece fresh horseradish the length of your thumb (or 2 tbsp from a jar)
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • Juice and zest of 1/2 lemon
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper
Score the fat on the pork belly with a sharp knife to make an attractive plaid pattern. Rub the entire piece with salt and fennel. This is a rough job; do not skimp on the ingredients. Press bay leaves into the grooves and inside the meat. Wrap in a clean dish towel, place in a...

Long Leek Pie


  • 4 sheets all-butter puff pastry
  • 3 leeks
  • ¾ cup white wine
  • A pat of butter
  • A few thyme sprigs
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper
  • ½ cup aged goat cheese, grated or crumbled
  • 1 egg white, loosely beaten
  Stack the puff pastry sheets and roll them out lengthwise into a long and narrow strip. Using the back of a knife, score a rectangle about 1 inch around the inside of the pastry edge, like a picture frame.  Cut the leeks into three sections and remove the dark green leaf and the bottom....

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