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Home Baked

Home Baked a baking book with over 200 original recipes for the ordinary home baker, just like yourself. You do not need know how to bake very well already, I will show you how to do the harder parts, in clear step-by-step stories or – hopefully – with clear guidance. There are many recipes for things I like to bake often,  some are my take on classics, but some are my own silly inventions. Some arose, for example, when I decided to live a healthier life and some arose by accident. That’s why I sometimes try to bake without gluten and sometimes without sugar, or wheat, but often not. Just like it is in real life. Baking not only makes me feel good and relaxed, it also helps me to get more friends, because if you bring cake you will become quite popular. I know these things.

x Yvette

Distributed worldwide in English – fall 2015 by Abrams Books-USA, in German: fall 2015 by DuMont-Germany

Home Baked | 386 pages | € 29,95 |  photography Oof Verschuren | Fontaine Uitgevers | order here.

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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 when you want impress new in-laws, for example, your colleagues or your own wife . There is a vegetarian menu, or one with only fish & shellfish. I also put together a menu for larger groups of people, because sometimes that can be quite difficult and even one with almost only drinks for a party, like new years eve.

Available from nov 11, only in dutch.

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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 find dishes that won’t take much time or effort to prepare: ideas for long barbecue nights with friends, perfect salads to accompany the grilled dishes, cold soups for those super-hot days, and festive summer drinks. The book is brimming with foolproof recipes, step-by-step explanations, mouthwatering photography by Oof, and Yvette’s lively illustrations.

Nominated for best Dutch Cookbook 2012 Winner ‘Elle Food Photography Award 2012′

Home Made ZOMER / SUMMER / SOMMER | 254 pages | € 24,95 |  photography Oof Verschuren | Fontaine Uitgevers, Abrams Books-USA, DuMont Buchverlag-Germany

Home Made ZOMER is available in Dutch, English & German. Order Home Made ZOMER in dutch here

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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, pulled pork and apple cider. Step by step guides for making butter for example, the Dutch ‘Ossenworst’ sausage or Baileys. I also give recipes for things we eat on winter holidays: like Plum Pudding for Christmas, Colcannon on Halloween, Galette des Rois on Epiphany.

Just like with Home Made, I did everything in this very personal cookbook myself again: the design, the illustrations and I prepared all the dishes for photography. The pictures were taken by my husband, photographer Oof Verschuren.

Home Made WINTER | 254 pages | € 24,95 |  photography Oof Verschuren | Fontaine Uitgevers

Home Made WINTER is available in Dutch, English & German

Order Home Made WINTER in Dutch here

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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

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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 2010Awarded 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? How do you make ice cream without an ice cream machine? 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. After reading this book, you’ll be able to say that everything you cook is HOME MADE.

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. There are even recipes for doggy treats. The book ends with menus: assembled with the recipes, to combine to dinners or buffets for all occasions.

Home made is all about making everything yourself, and so did Yvette van Boven to make this book: She made her own fonts, drew the illustrations, wrote all the recipes, prepared the food for the photographs  and designed the book. Her husband, photographer Oof Verschuren, took all the beautiful images.

Yvette van Boven (Ireland, 1968) divides her time between Amsterdam and Paris. She is a freelance food stylist and recipe writer and owns, together with her cousin, a restaurant and catering company in Amsterdam. She also illustrates books and magazines. Her work appears regularly in magazines such as Delicious., Elle Food, Flow, Margriet, newspapers and books.

Home Made is published in Dutch, English, German and French.

Order the book in Dutch here

Size: 21 x 26 cm Extent: 432 pages Illustrations, photographs in colour & illustrations Price € 34.95 Published: August 2010 / only in Holland, in Dutch Published:  Fall 2011 / worldwide in English, German & French NUR 440 ISBN 978 90 5956 351 3 www.fontaineuitgevers.nl e info@fontaineuitgevers.nl t +31 (0)35 – 656 20 80

Murdoch Books / Sydney, Australia / www.murdochbooks.com.au Murdoch Books UK / London, England / www.murdochbooks.co.uk Abrams / New York, USA / www.abramsbooks.com Dumont Buchverlag / Köln, Germany / www.dumont-buchverlag.de Éditions de la Martinière / Paris, France / www.editionsdelamartiniere.fr/

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