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Press Release for The Tiny Kitchen Cookbook

July 29, 2021
  Maine Chef Annie Mahle’s New Cookbook:
The Tiny Kitchen Cookbook

Big Flavors from a Small Space

Rockland, Maine—Whether home is a small apartment, a tiny house or RV, a boat, or a college dorm room, space in the kitchen is nearly always at a premium. But cooking in a small kitchen, with minimal equipment, doesn’t have to be limiting; it can be a great opportunity to hone food-prep skills and become a more efficient, versatile home chef. And the smarter the workspace, the easier it is to cook.

In The Tiny Kitchen Cookbook(Sept., Storey Publishing) Maine chef Annie Mahle shares her small-space cooking strategies and 50 of her favorite recipes she developed as the galley chef aboard the J. & E. Riggin, a historic windjammer she operated with her husband off the coast of Maine for many summers. From her 6-by-8-foot kitchen, she prepared three beautiful, flavorful meals from scratch every day, for up to 30 people.

From versatile breakfast options, such as Sweet Corn and Jalapeño Pancakes or Pan Roasted Honey Pears with Oatmeal, to one-bowl salads and mains, stovetop meals such as Pan-Fried Red Snapper with Fresh Peas, Shiitakes, and Asparagus with Dill,  dishes that can be prepared in the toaster oven (for cooks without a full oven) such as Cheese-Stuffed Meatballs with Fresh Tomato Sauce and Fettuccini, and even make-ahead desserts in a mug, every recipe is delicious and utterly attainable in a kitchen with as little as six square feet of counter space. Along with gorgeous recipes Mahle delivers tips and techniques for making the most of a small kitchen. Strategies such as “shopping” the pantry before going to the store, transforming leftovers into new meals, create vertical storage options, and buying utensils that nest, all help create meals with maximum flavor in minimal space.

Annie Mahle trained at The Culinary Institute of America. As chef aboard a Maine Windjammer, she prepared three meals a day for guests. Her cooking, recipes, and cookbooks have been highlighted on TODAY and Throwdown! with Bobby Flay. Her food and the Riggin have been featured in the Food Network, Family Circle, Woman’s Day, the Boston Globe, and more. 

Praise for The Tiny Kitchen Cookbook
“Annie is a super-talented and creative chef who pulls off several meals a day for large groups of hungry sailors from her small galley kitchen with a wood-burning stove.  She also has a generous heart, so no surprise she is sharing her magic for how she does it and many of her best recipes (which respect the season, span the globe, and are thoughtfully written).” — Annie B. Copps, chef, cooking instructor, cookbook author, and co-founder of the Readable Feast

“Annie Mahle’s book The Tiny Kitchen Cookbook should be required reading for any cook looking for inventive, creative ways to prepare food in a small space, although I’ll be using this book for its delicious recipes, and great kitchen savvy. You can feel Annie standing next to you in the kitchen giving you her best advice for every situation with lots of guidance for using leftovers and keeping things simple but delicious.  I’m all in.”   — Diane Phillips, author of 14 cookbooks, including the James Beard Award nominated Perfect Party Food

“Annie’s simple approach makes small work of big flavors in a tiny space. To quote Annie: Focus and desire will get you more than halfway there”. — Chef Kerry A. Altiero, for 29 years, Owner & Co founder of Cafe Miranda, Rockland, Maine

“I’ll never forget Annie Mahle swinging a wood stove door shut with her foot as she made a spectacular meal on the Riggin. I thought, ‘this woman can cook!’ This book proves just how much and how “little” went into that meal!” — Bill Green, Bill Green’s Maine

The Tiny Kitchen Cookbook: Strategies and Recipes for Creating Amazing Meals in Small Spaces
by Annie Mahle
Storey Publishing; September 28, 2021
224 pages
$19.95 paperback; ISBN 978-1-63586-287-4
ebook $15.95, 978-1-63586-288-1

Hi-res images and a digital ebook are available upon request. For more information about Chef Annie Mahle, visit

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