tom hudgens

author of The Commonsense Kitchen and the WHOLE HOG blog

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W E L C O M E !

Tom Hudgens is the author of a big, all-purpose cookbook with hundreds of recipes and abundant heart, called The Commonsense Kitchen: 500 Recipes + Lessons for a Hand-Crafted Life. It is a beautifully-styled, 608-page Chronicle Books 2010 release, available in bookstores everywhere.

Hello, everyone!

Thanks for stopping by the online "home" of The Commonsense Kitchen. Be sure to check out WHOLE HOG, my cooking blog, here, too.

To see more information on the cookbook, or to buy it, click "cookbook" at the top of this page, or on the right-hand sidebar.
To read the blog, click "WHOLE HOG blog" above.
To send us a message, click "contact."

Thank you for your interest! May you be well.

Happy Cooking,


updated February 2012
site launched May 26, 2010

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(giant T-bones ready for cooking, Deep Springs Boardinghouse, Fall 2006)


Check the WHOLE HOG blog index on this site for posts, photos, and recipes from various classes, including "A Commonsense Thanksgiving," "Creative Seasonal Cooking," and "The Butter Class"--a one-day class all about my favorite ingredient!