Pamela Salzman’s debut cookbook, Kitchen Matters, hits shelves next week
“In college I was the girl who had nine types of flour in her fridge—the one who wasn’t Jewish but made a Yom Kippur breakfast for her boyfriend,” confesses home cook and certified holistic health counselor Pamela Salzman of her long-term obsession with all things culinary. This June she builds upon her clean-eating-focused eponymous blog—whose fans include Jenni Kayne, Nicole Richie and Molly Sims—with the release of her debut book, Kitchen Matters (Da Capo Press, $23). The collection comprises all-occasion recipes made from virtuous whole-food ingredients that still read gloriously indulgent on the tongue (see chocolate sweet potato pudding and Tex-Mex fritatta corn bread). Each bright dish can be traced back to Salzman’s marble-clad Manhattan Beach kitchen, where the glowy, Long Island-bred hostess develops the menus for her series of perennially sold-out cooking classes, dispensing wisdom on the fly—from MVP pantry staples to gluten-free swaps (bonus: it’s all in the book). “The food has to appeal to people trying to be healthy, but not necessarily trying to be perfect,” she says. pamelasalzman.com.
Written by MELISSA GOLDSTEIN.