It’s Always Been about the Food takes you on a journey from Quebec, Canada, all the way to Russia and its surrounding areas. Overflowing with an array of colorful recipes, from healthy soups, salads, to appetizers, and entrees. There’s something for everyone. Some favorites include: Butternut Squash Soup, Bacon Wrapped Cherries, Stuffed Peppers, Sweet Potato Beet Bowl and Olivier Salad. This gorgeous book offers a quick and easy approach to home cooking. It’s rich and vibrant recipes are sure to inspire even the most apprehensive cook.
More than anything, I have always loved to cook. At the age of five, I would sit on my Aunt’s counter top and insist that she let me boil lettuce. I spent time baking with my mom and grandma, and watching my dad make spaghetti sauce and soups. In my 20s, I learned to cook Russian food from my husband’s mother and babushka. The recipes in this book, reflect the power that food has to bring people together and is a testament to the importance of carrying on family traditions and creating new ones. My relationships with my family and friends have helped shape who I am as a person and as a home cook. Each recipe is filled with an abundance of love, purpose and most of all, the genuine joy that I have for feeding the people in my life!