Bookcover for Fresh Made Simple by Lauren K Stein

FRESH MADE SIMPLE: A Naturally Delicious Way to Eat – Look, Cook, and Savor

Lauren Keiper Stein Katie Eberts

Storey Publishing
October 20, 2015
ISBN-13: 978-1612126081


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Lauren K. Stein is a former journalist for Reuters who has written for the Boston Globe, Boston Magazine, and the website Eat Boutique. Stein spends a lot of time in the kitchen with her young daughter, an experience that inspired these recipes. She lives in Boston, Massachusetts.

Illustrator Katie Eberts is a graduate of the University of Michigan Stamps School of Art & Design. Her illustrations have appeared in numerous food magazines and blogs and can be seen at She lives in Hessel, Michigan.

Cooking is an art, but it doesn’t have to be difficult. Learning how to build around a few fresh, delicious ingredients — with full-page illustrations showing the way — makes kitchen time easy and fun.

With its innovative, visual approach to casual cooking, FRESH MADE SIMPLE is both inviting to beginners and inspiring to good cooks. Seventy-five recipes give the simplest, freshest ingredients a gourmet spin. An avocado, seasoned with lime and salt, elevates a fried egg on toast. Fresh-picked blueberries combined with steamed corn add sweetness and texture to Bisquick pancakes. Crisp Bibb lettuce becomes a salad cup of cucumber, tomato, red onion, feta, and angel hair pasta. Snacks, drinks, meals, and desserts are all represented in this creative collection that’s organized by preparation technique — from stacked and sliced to tossed and scrambled.

With its playful full-motion illustrations, FRESH MADE SIMPLE shows how to bring delicious tastes to any table with ease and elegance!