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The Yummy Mummy Kitchen

100 Effortless and Irresistible Recipes to Nourish Your Family with Style and Grace

Marina Delio


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With The Yummy Mummy Kitchen: 100 Effortless and Irresistible Recipes to Nourish Your Family with Style and Grace, Marina Delio provides a collection of easy-to-make, wholesome, and mostly meatless recipes, as well as inspirational advice from her grandmother, the original “Yummy Mummy.”

Delio, founder of the popular blog Yummy Mummy Kitchen, demonstrates that it is possible for women to put deceptively simple and delicious dishes on the table for their families, while holding on to their own style and grace, even in the most unglamorous of times.

This gorgeous cookbook, with gorgeous color photographs, recipes for every meal of the day, and lifestyle tips, proves that meal preparation can be easy and stress-free.

Praise For The Yummy Mummy Kitchen: 100 Effortless and Irresistible Recipes to Nourish Your Family with Style and Grace

“We really love your aesthetic (and you!)”
The Martha Stewart Show

“Marina’s recipes are company-worthy and kid-friendly. She proves that the family that eats together shares more love and has more fun!”
— Jaden Hair, author of The Steamy Kitchen Cookbook

“The book is inspiring, not intimidating. It’s filled with terrific and accessible… recipes, along with real-mom advice…. The dreamy color photos make the book feel aspirational, but the easy recipes and helpful features (like seasonal weekly menus, complete with shopping lists) make this a useful resource for busy families.”
Publishers Weekly

“I have never used the word ‘effortless’ in conjunction with cooking but these family-friendly recipes have raised the (cookie) bar. From old favorites with a new twist to dishes that conjure images of international adventures, Delio makes it all attainable.”
— Kiwi Magazine

The Yummy Mummy Kitchen will absolutely make you hungry. The elegant photos are luscious—some of the most beautiful I’ve seen. The recipes are geared to families, but they’re not just for kids. Marina cooks for highly varied and sophisticated palettes.”

“One of my new favorite cookbooks.”
— Two Peas and Their Pod Blog

“If you’re longing for recipes that are both healthy and yummy for the entire family, meet your match with The Yummy Mummy Kitchen.… Delio demonstrates the art of healthy cooking in this delightful cookbook. Easy to follow, with inspirational advice,... this recipe collection will please both young and old.”

“The book is a cheerful collection of 100 of Delio’s recipes - she describes them as ‘effortless’ - beautifully presented with color photographs…There’s also a sprinkling of ‘Life Tips’ on topics such as how to deal with a child with a picky appetite and the best after-school snacks.”
— 805 Living Magazine

“Marina has mastered the art of cooking with a few top-quality ingredients in such a way that when combined, their simplicity transforms into something complex and unexpected. Uncomplicated and unpretentious… perfect for both a weeknight meal with the family, as well as a formal dinner for a special occasion.”
— An Edible Mosaic Blog

HarperOne, 9780062213556, 320pp.

Publication Date: April 2, 2013

About the Author

Marina Delio is a food stylist, photographer, and founder of the popular blog She and her recipes have been featured in Cooking Light magazine, on and, and on The Martha Stewart Show. She also writes for Food & Home magazine. Marina, her husband, two daughters, and egg-laying chickens live in Santa Barbara, California.