A gathering is an easy way of cooking and hosting. It means no pressure, no code of conduct, and everyone - cook included - can actually enjoy themselves.
This collection is a mixture of modern dishes, staple snacks, salads and sides, interesting bakes, and puddings perfect to end a feast with. Nothing overly fussy or complicated, just tasty, pretty plates of food.
Choose from the chapters led by occasion or pick and choose from dishes such as Sloe Gin Braised Venison, Cocoa Nib Brownies and Redcurrant Pavlovas to put on a spread. There are menu ideas to show you how.
Mornings Quick & Slow | Menu idea: Autumnal brunch
Small Plates | Menu idea: Spring lunch
Food to Fling Together | Menu idea: Riverside picnic
Food to Take your Time About | Menu idea: Wandering weekends
Everything Baked | Menu idea: Summer garden party
Drinks & Other Things to Celebrate with | Menu idea: Winter party
Sweet Plates & Puds | Menu idea: Presents
About the Author
Flora Shedden is 20 and lives in Scotland. When not studying, Flora spends as much time as possible at her family home in Highland Perthshire. Having worked as a gallery assistant, researcher, photographer, costume seamstress and waitress she likes to keep busy. As of September 2017 she will move to St. Andrews to begin an Art History degree. In the interim however she has returned to her favourite pastimes: cooking, photography and writing. She writes a regular online column for The Scotsman.