Food with Friends

The Art of Simple Gatherings

by Leela Cyd

Small bites and treats to share

The best gatherings are simple, yet somehow special. They might begin with an impromptu picnic after shopping at the farmer’s market or a late lunch with neighbors that stretches into cocktails under the stars. Whatever the occasion, this picture-perfect cookbook shows how to turn any meal into a delectable affair. These effortless recipes for brunch, teatime, happy hours, picnics, potlucks, and dessert all include a whimsical twist: a few slices of French toast doused in lavender syrup, rainbow chard empanadas served with pistachio crema, or a vibrant purple cauliflower hummus. With tips on creating an inviting table, stocking a pantry to make last-minute nibbles, and packing delicious parting gifts for guests, Food with Friends will inspire any get-together, however large or small.

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Some great ideas, but not all together

Adam Pober

3 Stars

It's always a little difficult to review an entertaining-oriented cookbook. It's part cookbook, part pinterest, part homemaking. In short, these things are a little bit all over the place and so harder to critique as far as recipes and…

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