Food with Friends, The Art of Simple Gatherings is a book about showing hospitality, whether a large party or a small get together with friends. The author, Leela Cyd, is an artist with a camera who happens to have some very good recipes.
While this book is not for everyone, it is perfect for the cook who loves to make food pretty and who loves to experiment with flavors. If one does not live on the West Coast, it may require ordering some special ingredient online. However, I think it would be worth it if one is making this food for a special occasion such as a wedding shower or birthday.
The chapters include:
- Secret Ingredients
- Style File
- Breakfast & Brunch
- Happy Hour
- Potlucks & Picnics
- Tiny Takeaways
This is the perfect book for foodie meets Pinterest. If your preference is for ingredients on hand and not at all complicated, I don't think you would be happy with the book. Although you could certainly find a few recipes in it. However, it is definitely for the cook who enjoys pretty, girlie food that is going to be unique for sharing with guests.
This book was provided by Blogging For Books but the opinions are my own.
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