At Elsie Green, each of us has a unique set of interests, but we all have something in common: we love books and we love to cook. We’ve started sharing books, recipes, and taste tests in the shop to perfect our recipes. There’s always something delicious to sample in the shop. While we all love a good cookbook with simple recipes and big, beautiful photos, we each have our favorites.
Terra loves The Cook's Atelier Cookbook
Her favorite recipe is the Butter Cake with Seasonal Fruit
Her favorite Elsie Green kitchen tool is our vintage bread boards. A cake is so pretty on parchment, served on a beautiful vintage board.
Kelsey loves the Cannelle et Vanille Cookbook
Her favorite recipe is the Chocolate and Olive Oil Cake
Her favorite Elsie Green kitchen tool is our Linen Garçon Apron. With a two year old in the house, Kelsey aprons up both herself and her son Griffin to try to keep her ensemble as clean as possible. Which sometimes is not very clean at all. But most times it does the trick.
Her favorite recipe is Tomato Sauce with Onion and Butter
Her favorite Elsie Green kitchen tool is our Classic Serving Bowl. It's beautifully made, and has that nice wide, low shape that's so pretty for presentation.
My favorite recipe is the Roast Chicken. I learned to roast a chicken with this recipe and have a very fond memory of passing that newly acquired expertise on to my friend Christopher Julia Child style with a chicken roasting in the oven and a raw chicken in the fridge to practice on.
My favorite Elsie Green kitchen tool is our collection of new and vintage napkins. I use them to line baskets, wrap baguettes, tie on handles of pots, fold them under serving platters to protect my table.
Sepi loves Ottolenghi Simple
Her favorite recipe is Lamb and Feta Meatballs
Her favorite Elsie Green kitchen is our Vintage Oval Platter. It's the perfect frame to present any recipe.
JP rarely uses a cookbook. For as long as I've known him, he's cooked entirely by instinct. He doesn't mind taste testing our creations though.