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Cookbook Review in the “Blog Spotlight”: Home Made Summer

A series shining the spotlight on cookbook reviews from some of our favorite blogs


Home Made Summer, by Yvette van Boven (Stewart, Tabori and Chang, 2013)

Home Made Summer cookbook



Lori Rice, from Fake Food Free


Fake Food Free

This is a blog about cooking with real food while reducing fake (processed, packaged) foods. My mission is to inspire you to learn more about where your food comes from and how to cook that food in your own kitchen. What is real food? Anything that is naturally and humanely raised, minimally processed, and from scratch, or pretty darn close to it.

This is also a blog about the power of food culture and travel. The more you experience the foods of the world, the more you begin to value food sources, and believe in the investment it takes to make more of your own foods. At least that is what happened me.


I discovered Fake Food Free when I was looking for a Kentucky-based blogger to review The Kentucky Fresh Cookbook, by Maggie Green. At the time, Lori Rice was based in Kentucky and active in the Kentucky Food Bloggers Association. She was the perfect reviewer for the cookbook, dishing up a beautiful version of Maggie’s Smoky Chili Non Carne. Newly based in California, Lori continues to combine her love of travel, health, and photography with her passion for food and cooking in Fake Food Free: Real Food from Every Corner of the World.

Go — & read — & cook.

2 Responses to “Cookbook Review in the “Blog Spotlight”: Home Made Summer”

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    Lori — April 25, 2013 @ 9:29 am

    Thanks so much for the kind mention. It is such a great cookbook!
    Lori recently posted…Green Tea-Sesame Butter from Flavored Butters by Lucy VaserfirerMy Profile

    • Dee, Cooks&Books&Recipes

      Cooks & Books & Recipes replied: — April 25th, 2013 @ 11:12 am

      My pleasure, Lori. Looking forward to more of your food, recipes, travel, and cookbook posts!

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