“Those who’ve never been confined to a tiny kitchen rarely learn to cook smart and joyfully with full awareness of the miracle of dinner. Cara and Phoebe make me wistful for the good old days of cooking for twenty in a four-foot-square kitchen. Bravo!”
–Molly O’Neill, author One Big Table

“In the Small Kitchen is a comprehensive and inspiring must-have guide for quarter-life cooks everywhere. Cara and Phoebe infuse their writing, and their appealing recipes, with the humor and wisdom of those with twice their life experience.”
–Merrill Stubbs, coauthor of The Food52 Cookbook

“Cara and Phoebe have figured out what takes some of us a tad longer to realize. We can cook anywhere, any time, with anything on any budget. Take this book into your kitchen, even if it’s a hot plate and a toaster oven on a bookshelf, and feast.”
–Lynne Rossetto Kasper, host of Public Radio’s The Splendid Table from American Public Media

“Friends and food: What could be more fun? That’s the underlying premise of this practical and creative cookbook. Easy-to-read recipes for all occasions, whether eating alone, with a date or partying with friends.”
–Kirkus Reviews

“I was as charmed by this brilliant collection of recipes as I was transported by the stories behind them. This is a truly wonderful cookbook.”
–Keith McNally, restaurateur and owner of Balthazar

“Part memoir, part instruction manual, this cookbook stands out because of its usability. [In the Small Kitchen] is sure to please the reader as well as the eater.”
The Free Lance-Star, Fredricksburg, VA

More reviews, mentions, and interviews

January 17th, 2012 – Lancaster Online
“Big Girls Small Kitchen Authors Speak at Franklin and Marshall College”

December 22nd, 2011 – PBS Food
“Top Cookbooks of 2011″

November 22nd, 2011 – The Martha’s Vineyard Times
“Vineyard Books Make Good Gifts”

November 13th, 2011 – NMRKT
“Good Lookin’ Cooks a Cookin'”

November 3rd, 2011 – Los Angeles Review of Books
“Around the Table”

November 1st, 2011 – Inside New York
“A Conversation with Cara and Phoebe”

August 23rd, 2011 – Mercury News
“Pots, Pans, and the Starter Kitchen”

August 15th, 2011 –
“Healthy Summer Recipe: Yogurt Carbonara”

July 29th, 2011 –
“Pack a Perfect Picnic with Phoebe Lapine and Cara Eisenpress”

July 29th, 2011 – Martha’s Vineyard Times
“In Print: In the Small Kitchen”

July 28th, 2011 – New Canaan Patch
“Big Girls, Small Kitchen Comes to New Canaan”

July 14th, 2011 – Fab Fit Fun
“Small Kitchen, Big Recipes”

July 13th, 2011 – Washington Post Express
“Make the Most of Your Cramped Kitchen”

July 13th, 2011 –  Weeknight Kitchen with Lynne Rossetto Kasper
“Pesto Chicken Salad Sandwiches with Arugula and Sun-Dried Tomatoes”

July 10th, 2011 – Christian Science Monitor
“Gen Y Becomes Gen G – The Gourmet Generation”

July 8th, 2011 – The Wall Street Journal
“Following Mom’s Recipe to Publishing Success”

July 7th, 2011 – Gilt City
“Big Girls, Small Kitchen”

June 30th, 2011 – YumSugar
“Brand New Books Perfect for Summer Cooking”

June 30th, 2011 – Dan’s Hamptons
“Summer Foodie Book Round-Up”

June 28th, 2011 – Apartment Therapy’s The Kitchn
“In the Small Kitchen Review”

June 21st, 2011 – Prospect Heights Patch
“Big Girls Small Kitchen Bloggers Debut First Cookbook”

June 20th, 2011 – Serious Eats
“Cook the Books: In the Small Kitchen”

June 16th, 2011 – Metro New York
“Big Ideas for a ‘Small Kitchen'”

June 15th, 2011 – The Boston Globe
“They Are Quarter-Life Cooks”

June 15th, 2011 – Bromography
“In the Small Kitchen Book Signing”

June 14th, 2011 – Babble
“All About the New BGSK Cookbook”

June 12th, 2011 – NY Daily News
“Big Girls, Little Kitchens: Childhood Friends Turn Home Cooks in Cramped NYC Quarters”

June 7th, 2011 – The Food Seen (Radio)
“Episode 54: Cara Eisenpress and Phoebe Lapine”

June 7th, 2011 – The Modesto Bee
“Inspired Baking For Real World”

June 6th, 2011 – Marcus Samuelsson
“Zucchini Bread and Ratatouille from In the Small Kitchen”

June 5th, 2011 – College Candy
“Become a Top Chef This Summer With Big Girls, Small Kitchen!”

June 3rd, 2011 – The Hairpin
“An Interview with the Authors of In the Small Kitchen”

June 1st, 2011 – Bliss Tree
“The Quarter-Life Cooks on Cooking in the Real World”

June 1st, 2011 – Amateur Gourmet
“Someone’s in the Kitchen with Cara Eisenpress and Phoebe Lapine”

May 31st, 2011 – ModCloth
“Creamy Mushroom Tartines with Chive Scrambled Eggs”

May 30th, 2011 – Publisher’s Weekly
“Review: In the Small Kitchen”

May 30th, 2011 – WTF?! Is Up With My Love Life
“Big Girls + Small Kitchen = A Recipe for Lots of Love”

May 27th, 2011 – Guest of a Guest
“School’s Out with Big Girls, Small Kitchen Book Launch”

May 26th, 2011 – MSN Glo
“Gotta Have It: In the Small Kitchen”

May 26th, 2011 – DailyCandy
“The Weekend Guide: Cook In The Small Kitchen”

May 25th, 2011 –
“Review: In the Small Kitchen”

May 25th, 2011 – What’s Cookin
“A Grill-Free Memorial Day Picnic”

May 25th, 2011 – Epicurious
“Big Girls, Small Kitchen, Big Day!”

May 25th, 2011 – Shelf Awareness
“Book Brahmins: Cara Eisenpress and Phoebe Lapine”

May 24th, 2011 –
“The Perfect Recipe for Every Occasion”

May 24th, 2011 – Paper Mag
“Big Ups to Big Girls, Small Kitchen, who Gave us Some Handy Cooking Tips”

May 24th, 2011 – The Daily
“Cooking in Close Quarters: 2 Young Authors Provide Easy Recipes for Tiny Spaces”

May 23rd, 2011 – Meatless Monday
“Start Small: Go Meatless!”

May 23rd, 2011 – A Dinner Party
“What’s For Dinner, Big Girls Small Kitchen?”

May 23rd, 2011 – The Daily Meal
“How To Entertain in a Small Kitchen (and on a Budget)”

May 20th, 2011 – Food52
“Video: Vietnamese Fisherman’s Stew”

May 20th, 2011 – Cake Spy
“Cookie Time: Butterscotch Pecan Cookies from Big Girls, Small Kitchen”

May 20th – Design*Sponge
“In the Kitchen With: Big Girls Small Kitchen’s Meatball Subs”

May 18th, 2011 – The Free Lance-Star
“Young and Restless Have to Eat As Well”

May 18th, 2011 – Of a Kind
“Emerging Thing of the Week”

May 14th, 2011 – The Beauty Bean
“Roasted Cauliflower & Quinoa Salad”

April 4th, 2011 – Publisher’s Weekly
“Cook the Books with Phoebe Lapine and Cara Eisenpress”

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