Have you ever wondered what to make when you go to a small gathering? Food With Friends is a cookbook designed for The Art of Simple Gatherings!
Leela Cyd shares her style of cooking in the new cookbook Food With Friends. In the first few pages you are introduced to her idea of a well set table, her secret ingredients, and shares about her family traditions revolving around food.
In the introduction I love how she explains that no matter what her family had planned they stopped and had family meals together. She realized the impact this had on her life later and has now grown up and become a great cook. She loves feeding her family and friends.
My Thoughts about Food With Friends
The Food With Friends cookbook is excellent for breakfast, lunch and dinner gatherings. You get recipes such as “Bananas on Fire”, “Apple Fritters and Cinnamon Yogurt Cream” and “Pistachio Rose Clouds”. I think my favorite recipes in this book are the “Blooming Flower Salads”! You can eat the flowers. Really!
I love how colorful this cookbook is. Each recipe gives thorough instructions on how to create these delicious wonders. When I thumbed through for the first time I was so excited! I kept telling everyone around me “Look at this pretty book!” and “Isn’t this book so pretty?” I know you aren’t supposed to judge a book by its cover, but sometimes it helps when the pictures pop out at you.
I am not one that really enjoys cooking, but these recipes are easy enough for me! It is easy to read the ingredients list so that I could quickly write them down and take them to the store. The only thing I can think of as a downer is that you really had to search for some of these ingredients. It is well worth the search though.
This book focuses on the art of small gatherings and the recipe serving sizes range from 2-8 servings. It is perfect for my little family at home although there aren’t many left overs. It is important to double or triple the recipe if you are having more people over or if you have a larger family to feed.
I love the diversity of foods in this book. From breakfast and brunch to deserts and tiny takeaways you can plan days of meals out of this book! Food With Friends is definitely going on my cookbook shelf to use over and over again!