Caterer, artist, permaculturist, and master food preserver Jennie Cook shares a lifetime of favorite recipes in this gorgeous hand-illustrated and photographed visual-journal-style cookbook. Emphasizing the joy of sharing simple but delicious dinners at home with family and friends, "Who Wants Seconds?" is rich with personality, advice, color, and updated classic American recipes, with equal appeal to vegans and omnivores. Sidebars provide a wealth of spot-on advice for entertaining, as well as wisdom about sustainability, cooking for both flavor and health, and sourcing quality products.
Jennie Cook is the chef and owner of Jennie Cook's Catering and Plant-Based Parties, based in Los Angeles, California, and she's been cooking and working in hospitality since she was a teenager in New York. She is the chair of the board of Root Down LA, which promotes healthy eating at high schools, and she is a Master Food Preserver, a Certified Permaculturist, and a visual journaler.
Jennie Cook is the chef and owner of Jennie Cook's Catering and Plant-Based Parties, based in Los Angeles. She owned the L.A. restaurant Double Dutch Dinette for more than a decade and has been cooking and working in hospitality since she was a teenager. She is the chair of the board of Root Down LA, which promotes healthy eating at high schools in Los Angeles, and she is a Master Food Preserver, a Certified Permaculturist, and an avid visual journaler. Born and raised in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, Jennie has lived Los Angeles since 1983.
Jennie has a great talent for building relationships around delicious food--this beautiful book shares the spirit of her cooking." --Jamie Oliver, author of Jamie's 15 Minute Meals, The Naked Chef, and many more books "Jennie Cook is the most talented caterer in Los Angeles. I've been lucky enough to have had many fine meals she has prepared. Her dishes inspire everyone from vegans to carnivores to come back for seconds." --Erik Knutzen, author of The Urban Homestead and blogger at RootSimple.com "A beautiful book full of intriguing recipes by a woman who cooks with consciousness and love. I can't wait to try them out!" --Starhawk, permaculture leader and author of The Spiral Dance, The Empowerment Manual, and many other titles Jennie is a treasure in LA, and now Who Wants Seconds? shares with the whole country her wonderful food and her passion for building community around the dinner table." --Roy Choi, author of L.A. Son and chef/owner of Kogi Taco and L.A. restaurants A-Frame, Chego, and Sunny Spot This engaging and colorful book covers a lot of food and fun. -- Publishers Weekly STARRED REVIEW A fantastic book for those who tend to feel intimidated by entertaining, as it focuses on what's really important: sharing, community, and love -- plus recipes that you know have been well tested in the field!" --Emily Ho, The Kitchn It's refreshing to see something that feels like a modern Moosewood in a world of perfectly styled images. --Food In Jars With colorful, hand-drawn illustrations and lots of stories about Jennie's upbringing in the country, her life of feeding people and family vacations, it's a very personal and accessible collection of dishes from Sunshine Ginger Soup to Kale Waldorf. --Eating L.A. For Los Angeles chef and caterer Jennie Cook, the holidays are the perfect time to create meals that appeal to vegans, omnivores and everyone in between, thanks to great seasonal produce that can turn side dishes into culinary stars...It's [Who Wants Seconds?] a collection of 85 recipes designed to help build community around the table -- regardless of how people choose to eat. --Grant Butler, food and entertainment writer for The Oregonian