Books... KInfolk Table

Around my house books are everyones favorite gifts, hence the constant need for additional bookshelves. Despite the lack of shelf space we keep collecting and this fall has been a banner time for new and fantatsic books, especially in the design and food categories.
We are foodies down to my yougest daughters new found baking skills. Our favorite way to spend a day is a nosh-fest, either at home or in a city going from place to place. So despite the groaning shelves a new cookbook is always a welcome addition especially one as warm and inviting as the Kinfolk Table book.
If you follow Kinfolk magazine you already know the easy going, casual style of the photo's and recipes. Nothing feels elaborate and unattainable. Though at times I feel like only the hippest people with the coolest lives are allowed in the pages, but despite this flaw I turn to the magazine and now the book for delicious yet simple meals. After the height of the "MARTHA" years I look forward to this more relaxed form of cooking and entertaining where not everything needs to be the height of perfection to enjoy.
The sections are divided up into NY, Copenhagen, England and Oregon and finishes off with a section called the Wandering Table highlighting people and places that don't fit in to the above. Here we stop in at potter extradonaire Frances Palmer's, designer Athena Calderone along with Williams mother and grandmother.
We learn a bit about the various people and their lives, see a few pictures of them and their homes as they share a recipe or two. The photo's are casual and warm inviting the reader in and making this a book I want to curl up with on a winters day and spend the day cooking (and noshing) my way thru.