For many of us, our mother’s kitchen is a place where memories
and meals are shared. Trish Magwood is no exception.
Her mother fed four hungry kids delicious, simple food
every day; they always sat at the table, and they always had
dessert. It’s also where they carved pumpkins, pulled out first
teeth, learned to tie shoes, and stuck together as a large and
boisterous family over yummy food. In Trish’s grandmother’s
kitchen, it was the same story, as it is in her own. Trish loves
feeding her three children and husband new recipes, and tried
and true favourites from her mother and grandmother. It’s all
about preserving the family table, no matter how busy our lives
have become. Collected here are early century recipes for tomato
butter and crab apple jelly, sixties and seventies classics like
cheese soufflé and Cottage Barbecue Pineapple Chicken, and
new favourites such as Miami-Style Beef Short Ribs and Mock
Butter Chicken. Interspersed are loads of gorgeous photos of
food, memorabilia and the family’s kitchen garden.
Inspired by a sisterhood of good family cooks, In My
Mother’s Kitchen is a collection of great home cooking remembered,
preserved and renewed, but from a contemporary, busy
working-mom’s perspective. Our moms may have had a bit
more time to spend in the kitchen, but Trish knows how to give
us that same great food faster, without compromising flavour.