A Simple Feast (Hardcover)

A Year of Stories and Recipes to Savor and Share

By Diana Yen, The Jewels of New York

Roost Books, 9781611800326, 272pp.

Publication Date: May 20, 2014

List Price: 29.95*
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A real-life fairy tale of a cookbook with stories and recipes that celebrate the seasons, sharing food with friends, and bringing a sense of style to it all.

A beautiful cookbook destined to become an heirloom, A Simple Feast presents a year of life in food. Each chapter presents a story--apple picking, snow day, tea party, date night, rooftop barbeque, etc.--and recipes inspired by the whimsy that lies therein. The food here is simple and elegant, taking cues from the bounty of local markets and farms, embodying modern American cooking. This is a playful journey guided by the ever stylish Jewels of New York, who lead the reader through the seasons and the culinary adventures each has to offer.

About the Author

Founded in 2009 and led by DIANA YEN, The Jewels of New York is a multidisciplinary creative studio that combines the love of cooking with the beauty of everyday things. The studio aims to uncover the hidden treasures New York has to offer and share them with others through seasonally based cooking. Diana strives to bring the same sense of warmth found in good home cooking to her clients through catering and food consultation services. Diana's projects with leading lifestyle magazines (Food and Wine, Better Homes and Gardens, and Kinfolk, to name a few) and design-savvy clients (Martha Stewart, West Elm, and Design*Sponge among them) focus on the simplicity and elegance of everyday meals. With a background in home and lifestyle design, Diana brings a sense of beauty and community to the table.

Praise For A Simple Feast: A Year of Stories and Recipes to Savor and Share

“Diana Yen and The Jewels of New York share a fresh take on the classics in their new book A Simple Feast. With their beautiful way of seeing, they elevate the everyday to the exquisite—the photographs inspire and the recipes satisfy. It doesn't get better than that.”—Melissa Hamilton and Christopher Hirsheimer, authors of Canal House Cooks Every Day
A Simple Feast celebrates an unexpected and refreshing approach to eating in New York and beyond. Forget cab rides, long queues and steep bills—instead think bicycle baskets full of local produce, farmers markets, rural adventures, and wonderfully simple seasonal meals.”—Nathan Williams, author of The Kinfolk Table