When Ayesha Curry wanted to write her first book, a few friends in the Bay Area suggested she talk to me. We met on a rare rainy day in a Bay Area Starbucks and chatted about the basic process of writing a book, and before long, I had agreed to help guide her through the process. It was that informal.
For the project, I worked with her in person on recipes and helped manage recipe testers and recipe edits to make an extremely tight deadline. The book covers everything from simple things to do with kids to how to make escovitch fish, a classic Jamaican dish from her grandmother. (We also included Q&As with family members, too.) The Seasoned Life Publication Date: September 20, 2016 with Little, Brown.
One of Essence's "Fantastic Gifts for the Foodie Friends in Your Life"
"The first time I met Ayesha Curry, I knew I had found a kindred spirit. Ayesha recognizes the true power of food, how a home-cooked meal can bring a family together, and the importance of getting your kids in the kitchen early. Her collection of delicious and accessible recipes reflects who she is as a human--colorful, fresh, and full of flavor!"―Rachael Ray
"Spending an afternoon reading The Seasoned Life is like spending an afternoon with Ayesha at home. It's a relaxed, comfortable book that welcomes you in from the first page, reminding us why we cook: to bring the most important people in our lives together to create memories. Ayesha reassuringly reminds us that cooking doesn't have to be fussy or time-consuming. From her Brown Sugar Bacon with Fennel to her Roasted Potatoes with Lime, her recipes reflect her confidence and creativity in the kitchen. This book is a wonderful addition to any cook's library!"―Amanda Haas, Williams-Sonoma's Culinary Director and author of The Anti-Inflammation Cookbook and Cooking Light Real Family Food
"I've had the pleasure of cooking side by side with Ayesha, and this is a special collection of recipes. I have been impressed with her ability to put flavors together in order to create dishes that are bold, balanced, and flavorful. She cooks from the heart, and has created recipes that people can easily recreate at home for their families. The Seasoned Life is a beautiful collection of dishes that every family will be able to enjoy."―Michael Mina, author of Michael Mina: The Cookbook
"Ayesha Curry...has carved out a path of her own in the lifestyle and culinary world. [S]he has branded herself as the sports world's lifestyle maven, a Gwyneth Paltrow or a Chrissy Teigen of the NBA set. [S]tyles and flavors run the gamut, echoing Curry's own culinary backstory"―Eater
"The social media lightning rod and burgeoning businesswoman shares her tips for feeing your stomach and your soul in her new book."
―Bridgette Bartlett Royall, Essence
"The Seasoned Life... brings together favorite recipes, anecdotes, and a fun glimpse into the Curry family kitchen."―Cooking Light
"A chef on the rise.... we want to be her best friend"―Keziah Weir, Elle
"Relatable and beautiful, aspirational and real"―Ian A. Stewart, San Francisco Magazine
"A fresh and earnest energy.... keeps recipes relatively quick and easy for busy households"―Alison Neumer Lara, Booklist