Book cover Heart of the Home by Susan Branch

30th Anniversary HEART OF THE HOME: Notes from a Vineyard Kitchen

Susan Branch

Spring Street Publishing
September 1, 2016
ISBN-13: 978-0996044035




A prolific writer with over four million books sold, Branch is also the author of 15 other HEART OF THE HOME books and numerous calendars. Her body of work is consistently a reflection of the things Branch loves to celebrate, including the home-arts of cooking, gardening, homemaking, diary-keeping, family, best friends, entertaining, and the little things that make life sweet. She lives on the island of Martha’s Vineyard and enjoys the connection she feels with her readers through her popular blog at:

2016 marks the 30th year since the publication of HEART OF THE HOME, Notes from a Vineyard Kitchen. It was Branch’s first book, which she wrote while sitting at the dining room table of her little house on Martha’s Vineyard. She is celebrating this Anniversary with a brand new edition, revised and expanded, with new and updated recipes, new art, a new cover, new pages, and new quotes, and she’s added a bright red ribbon bookmark.

Branch said, “It was like stepping back in time, working on this book again brought those days back to me. I wanted to keep it as it was originally meant to be, with all it’s 1980s sweetness still intact, a country cookbook full of homey, classic, easy-to-make recipes, family favorites good enough for dinner parties; recipes that were very much tried and always true.”

Recipes include: Banana Cream Pie, Linguini in Clam Sauce, My Dad’s Garlic Bread, Ginger Coconut Lime Soup, Spareribs and Juice, Quinoa Salad, Lemon Chicken, Cranberry Cake, and Basil Ice Cream. As always, fresh ingredients, simple preparations, and clean flavors: Fast, Easy, Elegant and Delicious. Susan’s mantra: FEED.

HEART OF THE HOME, printed in the USA, is a 176-page, full-color, hand-written, hard cover book with a dust jacket and the most important, afore-mentioned, very festive, red-ribbon bookmark.