Rustic Joyful Food: My Heart's Table showcases rising Seattle food star Danielle Kartes's uniquely homey and delicious recipes. With a focus on hearth, home, family, and connecting with the people you love, Danielle's from-the-heart creations will help you build memories around the table that last a lifetime.

Published by Sourcebooks.

Published by Sourcebooks.

“It's my hope that you will find something to love within these pages―that one of my recipes will become your own memorized specialty that you'll add or take away an ingredient or two to create your own perfect meal. And I hope that meal―your meal―will be enjoyed for years to come by people you love. I want you to feel amazing each time you make it.

Truth be told, that's the beautiful thing about food. I believe that when heart, soul, and creativity are interjected into a recipe, no two people will ever make it the same. Every meal is uniquely yours." ―Danielle Kartes

Rustic Joyful Food: My Heart’s Table (2nd Edition) available for pre-order now at many fine book retailers! Click on links below:


Barnes & Noble


Indigo (Canada)



“What makes food special? Certainly not the best of everything, the most expensive ingredients, or the latest trends in cooking. No; it’s the people who made it for you, and how they loved you. I have always known there was something special about Grandma Gloria’s oven-fried chicken, and I knew that the pains of life were somehow healed in the kitchen. There is this beautiful tradition in family, every family, no matter what yours looks like. It matters not what is served, but how it’s served. There are stories and cultures and ways of life that have been forgotten, but certain things will always remain. We don't necessarily remember foods for their expense or extravagance, but for the memories they evoke.”

 Rustic Joyful Food: Generations is a thoughtful look at family-driven comfort food – heirloom recipes that have been handed down. The recipes within these pages tell a story of a simpler time and well-worn hands. These recipes give a glimpse into my life and how I grew up; here, you’ll find heartwarming stories about life, love, and the food that made me. These recipes I now cook for family and those I cherish. It’s my hope you will find a recipe within these pages to cherish as well.

Rustic Joyful Food: Generations (2nd Edition) coming February, 2020 from Sourcebooks. Available for pre-order now at Amazon.


Coming May 5, 2020. More information soon…