A lushly photographed cookbook featuring more than 40 recipes from tiny kitchens, The Tiny Mess is a whimsical combination of stories, recipes, culinary adventure, and of course, petite and inspiring cooking spaces that prove constraints are nothing but an invitation for creativity.
From sailboats and trailers, to treehouses, cottages, and converted railcars, The Tiny Mess is alive with stories of tiny houses, the people who live in them, and the meals they love the most. The book offers full-flavored recipes for kitchens of any size, featuring gorgeous photographs of intimate kitchens; the fresh, colorful food they produce; and the artisans, cooks, anglers, and farmers who own and work in them. A range of inventive dishes includes options for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and even cocktail hour, such as Sourdough Pancakes, Kitchen Sink Quiche, Nopal Cactus Salad, Slow-Stewed Rabbit Tacos, Blueberry and Lime Pie, and Rosemary-Honey Gin and Tonic. In addition to the recipes, the book includes narratives about the contributors, including their tips and tricks for essential equipment, pantry items, and small kitchen hacks.
About the Author
TREVOR GORDON is a photographer and professional surfer who grew up on the beach in Santa Barbara, CA. He loves sailing, fishing, and getting knee-deep in boat projects. He has been a brand ambassador for Patagonia, Teva, Cliff Bar, and Poler Stuff. MADDIE GORDON is an illustrator from rural Sussex, England, with a serious passion for healthy cooking, hot tea, and foraging for food. Her home kitchen is in the belly of a 36' sailboat that she lives aboard with her husband, Trevor. MARY GONZALEZ is a vegan baker, farmer, and all-around culinary rebel. She lives on a secluded mountaintop avocado ranch in a 30' travel trailer with her dog, Rose.