From the Author

by Alice on May 11, 2012

Hi, my name is Alice Currah and I am the author of, SAVORY SWEET LIFE: 100 Simply Delicious Meals for Every Family Occasion (William Morrow / HarperCollins).

This cookbook is about great memorable food, family and friends, and celebrating the joys of everyday life. As I developed the recipes I was mindful of how busy families are these days and the reasons why people are too busy to cook, intimidated by a lack of confidence in the kitchen, or a combination of both. I wanted to write and photograph a cookbook that I could use (from a practical standpoint) everyday to feed my family, draw inspiration from, and have my kids someday recall their favorites recipes from their youth with a strong feeling of love and connection to me. I also wanted to write a cookbook which was a true representation of my life. Chapters dedicated to both Mother’s Day and Father’s Day, birthdays, potlucks, hosting friends for lunch, Sunday mornings, meals for caring for others, summer entertaining, and many more will inspire you to cook with confidence and with ease. With each recipe accompanied by a gorgeous color photo, they are easy, accessible, and so delicious that people will think you are a gifted home cook based on how good the dishes are.

In case you’re wondering if I actually cook these recipes throughout the year, the answer is a resounding YES! All the time! Several of my closest friends can vouch for how often I bring these recipes to parties and potlucks. The recipes in the cookbook are indeed my go-to dishes for feeding family and friends for any occasion.

It’s my hope that the recipes in this cookbook will help you savor each day with the people you love and cherish the most.

Truly Yours,


About Alice:  Three years ago I made the decision to start Savory Sweet Life, a food blog, dedicated to sharing recipes of delicious home cooked dishes accompanied by beautiful step-by-step photography – all from the perspective of a home cook and baker.  This all began because I needed a creative outlet from my daily routine of being a stay-at-home mom.  Since then life has never been the same.  The site now receives over 750,000 page views monthly and is a member of Martha Stewart’s network of blogs called Martha’s Circle.  Currently I write a weekly column for PBS Parents and I’m a contributor to Tasty Kitchen, a community recipe site of The Pioneer Woman.  I am a native Seattlite and continue to live in Seattle with my three kids and husband along with my mother who lives with us.

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