My Cookbooks

Vegetables: A Love Story is coming at you October 12th!

You can order copies at Amazon, Chapters/Indigo, McNally Robinson, and of course please check out your local bookseller! If you would kindly leave a review on their websites, I would be most appreciative! Thank you! 

In this follow-up cookbook to her Taste Canada Gold Winner All the Sweet Things, Renée Kohlman turns her attention to vegetables . . . and her love for a handsome vegetable farmer.

On Renée Kohlman’s very first date with her partner Dixon, he presented her with a bundle of asparagus. She knew immediately it was love and that her next cookbook would be all about vegetables.

In 23 chapters organized by vegetable, from that auspicious Asparagus to the reliable Zucchini, Vegetables: A Love Story includes 92 delicious and easy-to-follow vegetable-forward (but not exclusively vegetarian) recipes. Soups, salads, sides, tarts, casseroles, pastas, snacks, and more are accompanied by vivid photography that celebrates both raw ingredients and finished dishes.

The book is prefaced with a recommended ingredient list for pantry, fridge, and freezer; the author’s favourite kitchen tools; tips for successful cooking and vegetable storage. It also includes seven essays that tell the story of Ren and Dix’s relationship and the significance of vegetables to the life they’ve built together, all delivered with the signature blend of humour and heart that readers of Renée’s blog and newspaper columns have come to love. With a little cajoling she was even able to get Dixon to contribute some of his own insights to the pages. In Renée’s own words, “it’s a love story about food and a food story about love.”

Some very kind humans wrote some very kind words about Vegetables: A Love Story. Thank you, ladies! 

"This culinary love story of a Prairie girl and her farm boy, with delicious, approachable recipes starring the vegetable bounty of our Prairies, is a must-have cookbook for your kitchen." ―Karlynn Johnston, bestselling author of The Prairie Table and Flapper Pie and a Blue Prairie Sky

“Renee had me at the word vegetables. Factor in her own personal love story and I was smitten. With storage tips, how tos, recipes you can’t wait to make, and absolutely gorgeous photos, you too will fall in love with this book.” ―Mairlyn Smith, author of the bestselling Peace, Love and Fibre

“Kohlman has written a love letter to vegetables that is tender and true. Her recipes will help you gain a deeper understanding of seasonal eating and inspire you to make vegetables the star of every meal. This beautiful cookbook is a celebration of the earth’s bounty―and that dirt wizard, Dixon.” ―Aimée Wimbush-Bourque, food blogger and author of The Simple Bites Kitchen

Please follow me on Instagram and Facebook for any upcoming book signing events! 

"Louisa May Alcott said 'write what you know.' And so, with this cookbook, I am doing just that. I know what it's like to move to a new place, knowing no one. I know the thrill of adventure and the pain of heartbreak. And I know how to bake." 

With warmth, wit, and a touch of nostalgia, popular food blogger Renée Kohlman offers more than 100 of her favourite recipes—including 60 new ones that have never appeared on her blog—guaranteed to make your mouth water. 

Renée provides a practical list of pantry essentials, recommendations for useful tools and equipment, and lots of variations for those who bake gluten or sugar free. 

Teeming with inspiration for bakers of all abilities, this collection features the stunning photography, heartfelt anecdotes, and engaging food writing that her readers have come to know and love.

You guys!  This is my cookbook!  I'm so happy that I can share the cover and all the pre-order info with you.  All the Sweet Things will be available to the whole wide world on April 25th.  I'm just a little bit excited!  Somebody come over and pinch me already!  If you would like to pre-order, (I love you already!) here are the following links to do so. 

Way back when this book was just an idea, I asked Erin, Julie and Aimée if they would write blurbs, you know, if the cookbook ever came to be.  And, without hesitation, they said yes.  My heart swelled the first time I read what they said.  I may have even cried a little.  Having their words on the back of my cookbook is just the very best thing, and I can't thank them enough.  I love you ladies! 

"Every page is packed with deliciousness and irresistible recipes for cooks of all kings. Not only is Renée a fantastic baker, she is a soulful writer and gifted photographer. When you're not cooking from her book, you might just find yourself tucked into bed drooling over her photographs and savouring her heartfelt stories." —Erin Scott, bestselling author of Yummy Supper

"In her beautiful debut cookbook, Renée writes from the heart, weaving stories and recipes together in a way that convinces us that we too are capable of making magic in the kitchen. A collection of both familiar and inspiring new desserts, this book is sure to become a timeless Canadian classic." —Aimée Wimbush-Bourque, award-winning writer at Simple Bites and author of Brown Eggs and Jam Jars

"Renée has an eye for all the sweet things, and everything she makes is real and approachable. For those who eat with their eyes—and don't we all?—her photos are irresistible. They make the home cook feel like they're right beside her in the kitchen." —Julie Van Rosendaal, bestselling cookbook author and founder of Dinner with Julie

And, keep watching this space in the Spring, as I'll update it to where and when I'll be signing copies of my book.  Hope to see you there!  I'll bring the cupcakes!

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  1. I just finished reading your book Rene, from front to back and every recipe, start to finish! I have never done that with a cook book. Your pictures are great, your stories heartwarming and your recipes explained very well. I look forward to making every one! I can't wait for your next book.

    1. Amelia, thank you so much for your kind words. Happy to hear you're enjoying the cookbook! xoxo


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