CZECH NATIVE AND GEORGIA-BASED MOM TURNS CHAOS INTO COMFORT WITH
PANDEMIC-INSPIRED COOKBOOK “THE BOHEMIAN PEACH: TASTE OF HOME”
Home Chef + Stylist Paulina Brand’s Debut Cookbook Set For National Release March 2021
“Divided by season and with a focus on easy recipes and beautifully styled imagery, you can expect cameos from ingredients from her backyard garden, foraged elements for tablespaces and more, proving beauty – and nourishment – is all around us.” – The Atlantan
“Not surprisingly, the lavish design and sensuous photos for “The Bohemian Peach: Taste of Home” are quite impressive — especially given that the book is essentially a DIY project.” – The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
ATLANTA: Georgia-based home chef and single mother Paulina Brand is releasing her first book, “The Bohemian Peach: Taste of Home” ($49.95, 160 pages). The book is currently available for presale and will officially be released on March 1, 2021.
Stylist by day and a home cook by night, Brand witnessed an abrupt halt in her work last spring as the pandemic paralyzed normal activities for all. Realizing the pandemic could be the “gift of time,” she started to assemble over 80 of her cherished recipes, heartfelt stories, award-winning photography, and home-styling tips to create the new offering.
Arranged by season with a focus on simple, easy to prepare recipes that can be sourced from backyards, container gardens, or farmers markets, “The Bohemian Peach: Taste of Home” is paired with safe and affordable ways to celebrate at home. A few standout dishes include Heavenly Bread with rosemary and cracked pepper, Grandpa’s Cauliflower and Tomato Soup, Czech Fried Cauliflower and Potatoes, Chicken Marsala with gouda and asparagus, Rum Bread Pudding, Czech Pork Roast with beer, apples and caraway seeds, and Peach and Strawberry Sorbet with basil sugar. The book also highlights a handful of Brand’s must-drink wellness beverages including Golden Milk which was recently covered by HGTV, Elderflower Tea, winter wellness teas and more.
“I’ve found so much joy in cooking, sharing meals, and making memories with loved ones. Why not make the best of the pandemic and celebrate your home?” said Brand. “I wanted to create a book that inspires the aspiring or humble home cook to prepare an amazing meal right from the comfort of their home. Nest and create some yummy food. If someone wants to learn how to cook delicious meals with simple and clear steps, or even needs a cookbook to spark their inspiration, ‘Taste of Home’ is for them.”
Brand cultivates her backyard garden where she and her boys grow vegetables and herbs. She believes there is no better source for the freshest ingredients, and she uses many found objects from the woods or nature to stage creative table settings – at little to no cost. She includes tips for her table settings and events in the book, as well as a list of kitchen items she can’t live without, tips for using her top herbs and medicinal plants and more.
Each recipe featured in “The Bohemian Peach: Taste of Home” offers step-by-step directions, alongside gorgeous photographs styled and photographed by Brand (with some additional photography by Tim Glover). Be sure to follow Brand on Instagram at @the_bohemian_peach_, where she frequently shares recipe demos, how-tos, tips and tricks, and more. Now available for presale, Brand’s “The Bohemian Peach: Taste of Home” can be purchased at www.thebohemianpeach.com. The cookbook is a celebration of the creative spirit, written, styled, photographed, and published by Brand.
About Paulina Brand: Originally from the Czech Republic, Paulina Brand presently lives in Marietta, Georgia, the Peach State, where she has fallen in love with southern culture and food traditions. “The Bohemian Peach: Taste of Home” is based on the premise of helping everyday people everywhere understand what’s possible, without complication. Often described as a cook that whips up “beautiful, yet frugal meals” in all of her literature, Brand left no stone unturned when it came to the high-quality photography she has paired with all of her recipes in “The Bohemian Peach: Taste of Home.” Join the conversation on Instagram @the_bohemian_peach_.
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