What Katie Ate

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Hello Friends,

I, like many… (I’m making an assumption here), have been influenced by all things “in the kitchen” over the last decade thanks to social media. Remember when Martha Stewart and Food & Wine were our everything? I used to read through magazines, ripping out pages. I have a binder with splatter marked pages - recipes collected over the years.

I’m excited to share this cookbook with you. It’s one of my favorites. The author has won - WON - a James Beard award in food photography, and has been nominated for one in general cooking.

Katie’s Blueberry crumble was one of the first recipes I saved on Pinterest. I added her cookbook to my collection, back in the fall of 2012. This crumble is still, all these years later the most requested dessert in this home. Dinner guests ask for it which may make this our signature dessert. Scroll down for the recipe.


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About the Book:

Sharing more than one hundred simple culinary recipes drawn from Katie’s travels, dinner party cooking and foodie haunts, What Katie Ate emphasizes seasonal ingredients and irresistible flavors. Featured dishes range from Wild Mushrooms on Toast with Parmesan and Herbs to Roasted Pork Tenderloin with Apple, Prune & Pine Nut Stuffing and Cider Cream Gravy. What’s for dessert? Temptations include Coffee Hazelnut Frangelico Cake and Honey Baked Peaches with Vanilla Bean Créme Fraiche.

Published: Oct 2012
Click Here to connect with the author.


My Thoughts:

This book is one of the most beautiful cookbooks I own. The photography is stunning, the variety of recipes still amaze me years later, and most importantly it’s an easy to follow cookbook — a go-to for me when meal planning.

While looking up a few details for this post, I discovered that the food blog called What Katie Ate is no longer available! (say it isn’t so). A gamble of sourcing recipes online, the author can take a recipe down, or in this case, close their website.

Thank goodness I have a printed copy of the recipe to share with you today.

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The author lives in Australia where she opts for two packages of frozen blueberries, but I have only used fresh.

A few recipes we have tried, and loved:

  • Sticky Chicken with Sesame and Chili

  • Super Crunchy Roast Potatoes

  • Coffee Hazelnut Frangelico Cake (this is divine)

Let me know if you make the Blueberry Crumble recipe. It’s a favorite in my home.