A Table for Friends: The Art of Cooking for Two or Twenty (Hardback)Skye McAlpine (author)
The Sunday Times columnist and the author of A Table in Venice shares her secrets to a stylish yet relaxed way of entertaining at home in this gorgeous cookbook.
A Table for Friends celebrates the joy of eating with friends and family, with over 100 simple and wonderfully inviting recipes that allow you to relax with your loved ones whilst the cooking takes care of itself.
Drawing on years of cooking for more people than it ever seemed possible to squeeze into her kitchen, Sunday Times columnist and cookery author Skye McAlpine shares the secrets to her stylish and relaxed way of hosting, setting you up for success whether you're cooking for two or twenty.
A Table for Friends has recipes for every occasion, from last-minute weeknight dinners to large celebratory gatherings. Skye's recipes fall into four chapters, Stars, Sides, Sweets and Extras, which allow you to intuitively plan a simple and impressive menu, and, because juggling oven space is one of the biggest challenges when cooking for a crowd, each chapter is ingeniously organised into Throw Together, On The Hob and In The Oven so your menu works best for your mood, your kitchen and your time.
Alongside these beautiful, deliciously do-able recipes comes Skye's practical, fuss-free guidance for hosting a stress-free gathering, from what to cook in advance to how to lay the table beautifully, allowing you to step out of the kitchen and relax with your guests. For a super-easy roast why not try her Honey-roast poussins, Butter-&-sage roast pumpkin, Saffron fennel, A really good chicory salad with creamy mustard dressing and Winter fruit & mascarpone tart? Or for a wonderfully soothing pasta supper, Tagliatelle with gorgonzola, pear & walnut and Chocolate chestnut meringue cake is sure to be a crowd-pleaser.
This is a cookbook to cook from: a helpful, approachable, down-to-earth kitchen companion that will give you the confidence to gather friends around your table and the inspiration to do so more often.
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Number of pages: 320
Weight: 1270 g
Dimensions: 266 x 195 mm
'This is a beautiful cookbook, full of joyous, life-enriching recipes. I love it' - Nigel Slater
'I love Skye's no-rules attitude to cooking - her gentle guiding advice will be a helping hand for everyone who wants to enjoy sharing food with friends' - Melissa Hemsley
'Skye has once again given us another beautiful cook book, full of delicious recipes to share with family and friends - for me the best way to enjoy Italian food' - Ruth Rogers
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“Stunning in every way!”
Firstly this cookbook is so aesthetically beautiful that it could simply be sitting for admiration on your coffee table, the styling of photographs and quality of paper is stunning.
However, it is a cookbook and a... More
“A Gem of a Cookery Book”
I have not bought a cookery book for years as I found them quite disappointing and they all seemed a copycat style. I am so glad that I decided to preorder ‘A Table for Friends’. It is an absolute gem of a book,... More
Had this 2 weeks ago and have already baked 3 items - berry cloud pavlova cake so delicious in a particular
All fairly flexible and easy going fro simple everyday or casual entertaining
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