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The Huckle & Goose Cookbook

152 Recipes and Habits to Cook More, Stress Less, and Bring the Outside In

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In this beautiful full-color cookbook and lifestyle guide, the founders of the Huckle & Goose meal planning service give you the tools to make home cooking accessible, simple, and enjoyable.

Every week, Anca Toderic & Christine Lucaciu help people discover the secret to cooking more often and actually liking it. They’re sisters-in-law, friends, and the founders of Huckle & Goose—a meal planning service designed to shake up your daily routine, both inside and outside the kitchen. These days, it’s too easy to feel exhausted from the daily grind, challenged every night about how to feed your family dinner, and resort to the same prepared foods or take-out. There’s a better way.

Here they’ve laid out their will-work-for-anyone method. That is, anyone willing to suspend their preconceived notions about cooking for a moment, and follow the pages to a new mindset and well-deserved delicious meal.

In The Huckle and Goose Cookbook, Anca and Christine provide sixteen weeks of simple, thoughtful, seasonal recipes for home cooking at least three times a week. All of the recipes integrate family traditions, good ingredients, and a use-up-everything-in-your-fridge approach. There are Monday-Friday vegetable-packed dinners to choose from, salads you’ll crave, breakfasts to conquer the day, and desserts with gluten in all its glory.

But The Huckle & Goose Cookbook is no ordinary cookbook. Filled with delicious recipes, 100 gorgeous photographs, and practical advice, it's a guide to a new life, transforming cooking and eating from stressful and disorganized to a natural rhythm and ritual to be enjoyed.

About the Authors

Anca Toderic

Prior to founding Huckle & Goose, Anca Toderic was a public relations and communications professional in New York City, where she landed her clients features in Forbes, The New Yorker, Fox News, NPR, and Huffington Post to name a few.

Christine Lucaciu

Christine Lucaciu's previous experience is at some of the most reputable firms in the financial industry, including HFR Asset Management, Institutional Capital, and Cambridge Associates. During this time she also owned a stationery design company—her design work has been featured in national publications such as Weddings Unveiled, Grace Ormonde, Pregnancy & Newborn Magazine, and renowned websites such as Daily Candy, Style Me Pretty, Ruffled, Cup of Jo, and Oh So Beautiful Paper.


Far more than a cookbook, this is a story about humanity, about seeds that turn into purple asparagus, about the farmer and the market, about navigating the confusion of the kitchen, figuring out how to feed yourself well and the people around you even better. This is an honest, approachable companion to the dinner table, to dog-ear and to dirty up. I hope you do both. —Melissa Coleman, author of The Minimalist Kitchen: 100 Wholesome Recipes, Essential Tools, and Efficient Techniques and thefauxmartha.com

The Huckle & Goose Cookbook is more than just a cookbook. It’s a kitchen manual for who we are now, accepting us without judgement while lighting the path towards who we want to be. Christine and Anca are the friends I want in the kitchen with me, and their recipes, tips, and stories have already made their way into my kitchen, shifting my habits for the better. —Alana Chernila, author of Eating from the Ground Up: Recipes for Simple, Perfect Vegetables; The Homemade Kitchen; and The Homemade Pantry

The Huckle & Goose Cookbook is the girlfriend you always turn to for advice and who always says just what you need to hear. This new cookbook reminded me why cooking for those I love and gathering around a table (or picnic blanket) is important. Not only are the recipes doable and crowd-pleasing but Christine and Anca’s philosophy around feeding their friends and families is contagious. They’ll help you spark new creative energy in the kitchen while encouraging you to see past the food on the dinner table to a world of reasons why connecting and resetting at each season with food and family is one of life’s most powerful tools. —Sarah Waldman, author of Feeding a Family: Simple and Healthy Weeknight Meals the Whole Family Will Love