The Cottage Kitchen

Author: Marte Marie Forsberg
Genre: Cookbook
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Clarkson Potter Publishers
Release Date: October 17, 2017
Pages: 288

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Goodreads Synopsis: Share in a gorgeous, thoughtful life in the charming English countryside with The Cottage Kitchen, a cookbook of recipes and stories by Norwegian-born photographer and tastemaker Marie Forsberg.


There are so many good cookbooks coming out lately and this is definitely one of them. It’s filled with tons of great photos which are not limited to only recipe photos, but also of the countryside in stunningly gorgeous colored photos as well black and white. It creates a feel for what’s to come before the recipes are even shown or talked about in this collection.

It continues with a recap of how Marte Marie Forsberg found her way to the life she wanted to have; how she went from doing something that wasn’t as fulfilling as she had hoped, to a joyous and satisfying life. Finding her dream home in the “white thatched cottage with a tiny garden surrounded by a white picket fence…” was the first part of her new beginning, then everything else started falling into place.

She rediscovered her love for cooking and all the seasons through her time in that cottage. It led to the creation of her blog My Cottage Kitchen (even more eye catching photos) and now this book to go along with it. It gives all the feels of being in that landscape with her, leaving one craving for the delicious meals on the pages. I may not be able to transport myself there, but with nature all around me it won’t be hard to imagine once the kitchen is filled with dishes from The Cottage Kitchen.

There’s definitely many to try, altogether 100 recipes made with heart and purpose. Many that she has created herself, several classics with her own added bits, and definitely all of them leaving the reader hungrier than they may have already been. They’re made that much more homey with the fact that they were inspired by the cottage, the changes that come from every season, and her own memories of a childhood growing up in the countryside in Norway cooking in her mother’s kitchen.

***I received this copy from Penguin Random House in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.***



  1. Jana Leah

    October 28, 2017 at 4:15 am

    I love the idea of cooking (& living) in an English cottage.

    1. Jen

      October 31, 2017 at 2:16 am

      Same here, sounds like a beautiful way to live <3


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