Cooking with Ashley Mac

In her new cookbook, Ashley Mac shares over 100 recipes with fans of her Birmingham restaurants and beyond.

Ashley McMakin
Ashley listened to customer requests and gave them some highly proprietary recipes most notably her Strawberry Cake I was a little hesitant to give this gem away but I also really want our fans to have the opportunity to try this delicious cakeespecially those that dont live close to our cafes Ashley says<br>Photo by 83 Press

After almost 17 years of serving homemade meals for Birmingham residents, Ashley McMakin, also known as Ashley Mac, has released Ashley Mac’s Kitchen (83 Press, Hoffman Media), a cookbook featuring her most popular recipes, as well as some new ones that are sure to become instant favorites. The dishes in this book reflect the way Ashley eats in her real life. For the home chef who may feel intimidated by some of the more complex, time-consuming recipes, Ashley recommends the chapter focused on comfort food. It even includes no-bake options.

Ashley Mac's Kitchen cookbook
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“I like to say this cookbook is how I cook and eat in real life. The recipes are simple yet delicious. They are enough for the home cook yet elevated enough to serve for company.”

—Ashley McMakin

Aside from her restaurant business, Ashley runs a busy household with five children, something that had a large impact on the development of her book. There is an entire section dedicated to her family’s favorites. In her commentary for each recipe, Ashley goes beyond the actual dishes and offers readers a story that ties the food to herself and her family in a special way. Her hope is that those who purchase this book will create their own memories as they serve the recipes to their loved ones.

Ashley Mac’s Kitchen is available in all Ashley Mac’s main locations (Cahaba Heights, Inverness, Riverchase, Homewood) and at

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