This week seemed like the perfect time to shine a spotlight on local cookbook author Danielle Kartes and her cookbook series, Rustic Joyful Food. Because... it's release day of her newest cookbook, Meant to Share!
If you've been following us for a while now, you probably know we are big fans of Danielle. She's been gracious enough to do a few book signings at the shop and Jenn has sold her books at events around town. Danielle started her cooking journey right here in Tacoma with a restaurant she ran and operated with her husband Michael called Minoela.
After a few years of highs and lows in the restaurant biz, Danielle closed the restaurant and began her cookbook journey. And that's when her first cookbook, Rustic Joyful Food: My Heart's Table was born. With an immense love of food and family pouring out on every page, you can ready her cookbooks like a story. You can purchase Danielle's first book below.
Danielle's recipes are simple and filled with ingredients that everyone will love. It's homestyle cooking with a ton of heart. After Danielle's first book, her popularity exploited and she now is a regular on local and national television programs like Rachel Ray and Home & Family on the Hallmark Channel. She now lives in the Seattle area with her husband and two boys.
Danielle's second book, Generations, is another masterpiece with recipes passed down to her. It's a collection from a simpler time with high emphasis on love and cooking with family. We currently have the 2nd edition available for purchase.
And finally the latest addition to complete the trio, Meant to Share is here! We are extremely excited to have Meant to Share available for purchase now! Filled with beautiful imagery and amazing recipes, this book makes a great gift for anyone! (Or yourself :))
"Meant to Share is a tender look at the way food shapes our hearts, souls, and communities... The food in these pages will ignite connection, not perfection, and feed people in our lives" - Danielle Kartes
If you don't have a cookbook from Danielle yet, get yours now! We have all three of her cookbooks available to purchase now along with a sweet bundle deal. Buy all three and get $10 off! A great way to keep one book for yourself and gift the other two to loved ones.
Any of her books make a great Mother's Day gift too if you need a last minute gift!
And if you want to get the kids involved, Danielle has also released a new line of kids cookbooks! You can check those out here at the Curious Bear.
Danielle has created something truly special with her cookbooks. They're something you can pass down and share with everyone. And we couldn't be prouder that she's a local. Buy Danielle's new cookbook or all of them today!