West Seattle resident, chef, and cooking instructor Erin Coopey is releasing her first cookbook, The Kitchen Pantry Cookbook, this Thursday (August 1st), and three launch events are scheduled here in her home community. The book focuses on making kitchen staples like mayonnaise and ketchup from scratch. After developing a grain allergy a few years ago, Coopey learned to make typically store-bought ingredients at home in order to avoid gluten and other fillers, leading to the inspiration for her book. From the official announcement:
The Kitchen Pantry Cookbook is 99 percent naturally gluten-free (one pita chip recipe), achieved simply by preparing everyday basics from scratch, and without commercial fillers. Recipes are easily tailored to avoid ingredients that diners are allergic to and each recipe features simple substitutions whenever possible, as well as the best way to store the finished product.
A gluten-free eater herself, Chef Erin is thrilled to share her recipes with a broad home chef audience and help people eat healthier by eliminating high-fructose corn syrup, extra salt, trans fats, modified food starch, and unpronounceable preservatives from their meals.
The book-release party is scheduled for PCC Natural Markets-West Seattle (WSB sponsor) 5-7 pm Wednesday, August 7th, followed by a book-signing event 11 am-1 pm Sunday, August 11th, at CAPERS, and a tasting/book-signing event 5 pm-7 pm Thursday, August 15th, at Seattle Fish Company. Find out more about Coopey and her book online at glorifiedhomechef.com.