• Food with Friends: The Art of Simple Gatherings
  • Food with Friends: The Art of Simple Gatherings


Food with Friends: The Art of Simple Gatherings


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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.
“Leela is a genius at the most essential things: food, fun, and friendship. Her mouthwatering recipes–for both seasoned chefs and novice cooks like myself–will make you want to call up your nearest and dearest. The best kitchen sink cookies? A breakfast board with cheese and hard-boiled eggs? I love it.”
– Joanna Goddard, founder of Cup of Jo

“Leela Cyd is a bright spark of warmth, style, and friendship, and she brings all of that and more to Food with Friends, which is a treasure trove of sweet and savory recipes laid out like a feast for sharing. From tahini buns to brûléed oranges, these pages offer up treat after treat for special occasions small and large.”

— Faith Durand, executive editor of The Kitchn

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