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Food with friends : the art of simple gatherings
New York : Clarkson Potter Publishers, [2016]
Physical Description:
208 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
General Note:
Includes index.
Style file -- Breakfast and brunch -- Tea time -- Cocktail hour -- Potlucks and picnics -- Desserts -- Tiny takeaways.
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.


Call Number
642.4 CYD

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Blogger Leela Cyd knows how to turn an everyday necessity-eating-into a pretty, pleasurable affair, where candied rose petals top a simple handmade soda to elevate guests' moods. Food with Friends gives you recipes for simple yet special fare using basic cooking techniques and adding small, whimsical touches-think a few slices of french toast doused in lavender syrup or a salad composed of flowers (guests will gasp with glee!). Here, too, is a section on styling ideas for table settings and stocking a pantry to make last-minute nibbles.

Author Notes

An Apartment Therapy contributor and photographer of The Kitchn Cookbook , LEELA CYD ROSS also shoots for Bon Appetit , the New York Times , Kinfolk, and more. She has lived in Southern India, Spain, Vietnam, Turkey, and various cities in the U.S., where she has cooked and has been photographed alongside famous chefs as well as grannies. Leela chronicles her travels and adventures about food on her blog, Tea Cup Tea .

Table of Contents

Introductionp. 6
Secret Ingredientsp. 8
Style Filep. 10
Breakfast & Brunchp. 17
Teatimep. 51
Happy Hourp. 81
Pot lucks & Picnicsp. 111
Dessertsp. 145
Tiny Takeawaysp. 179
Thanksp. 204
Indexp. 206