First We Eat : Good Food for Simple Gatherings from My Pacific Northwest Kitchen
Good Food for Simple Gatherings from My Pacific Northwest Kitchen
Eva Kosmas Flores
Eva Kosmas Flores finds inspiration in her Greek heritage and the bountiful produce of her garden in Oregon. She uses both to craft her seasonal and approachable recipes, each paired with a mouthwatering image. The bounty of fresh, vibrant produce overflowing from her garden comes through on every page, and Flores undertakes rigorous recipe testing to share her most creative, delicious ways to make use of these foods. Showcasing her unforgettable, atmospheric photography style, First We Eat is a gorgeous reference on seasonal cooking that celebrates the beauty of the Pacific Northwest, Mediterranean influences, effortless and stylish presentations, and simple preparations, all designed to share with friends and family. "With a bumper crop of long weekends just around the corner, now's the time to gather your nearest and dearest for serious feasting. Serve up dishes worthy of celebration with this fresh collection.", Food and Travel "Her recipes are creative harmonies of colours, influences and flavours, with an emphasis on simplicity and making the most of seasonal ingredients [. . . ] Unlike so many Instagram spin-offs, this is a book with real style and substance." , The Lady "Flores has a feel for food that is not always so apparent in a cookbook author. She has a great feel for ingredient matchmaking, and her skill with the camera enhances the book throughout, taking us through the seasons with beautifully set scenes and ingredients.", The Sunday Times - Ireland "The forests, mountains and shorelines of this part of North America have helped cultivate a locavore mindset. Delve into it with dishes such as grilled oysters, fig salads and cherry tarts", Olive Magazine
Eva Kosmas Flores is a recipe developer, photographer, stylist, and founder of the blog Adventures in Cooking, which started in 2009. She has been nominated by Saveur's Best Food Blog Awards for Best Original Recipes, and has been featured in Yahoo Food, West Elm's Front + Main, Crate &Barrel, Design Sponge, Refinery29, Buzzfeed, The Huffington Post, Glamour, Bon Appetit, The Kitchn, and more. Flores received formal training as a baker with King Arthur Flour and hosts travel-based photography workshops around the globe through her company, First We Eat. Her podcast of the same name informs on a spectrum of food topics and she hosts quarterly seasonal pop-up dinners in her hometown of Portland, Oregon.