Erin Gleeson, the New York Times bestselling author of The Forest Feast, celebrates the art of vegetarian entertaining with a gorgeously illustrated cookbook packed with 100 brand-new simple vegetarian recipes designed for relaxed entertaining.
When food photographer and stylist Erin Gleeson left New York City to live in a cabin in the woods of northern California, she started the blog The Forest Feast to document her vegetable-centric, seasonal approach to cooking. Her readers are drawn to her healthy recipes that anyone can make—dishes that are easy enough to prepare after a long day at work, yet impressive enough for a party—as well as to her visually stunning photography and watercolors.
The book offers 100 new, innovative vegetarian recipes, along with some fan favorites from the blog, arranged in a series of artfully designed menus that are tailored around specific occasions and seasons—whether a summer dinner party, a laid-back brunch, a vegan and gluten-free gathering, or holiday cocktails. Sample recipes include:
Quinoa Crunch Salad
Floral Summer Rolls
Vietnamese Lentil Tacos
And dozens more!
Erin handwrites each recipe over her photos to create diagram-like, step-by-step instructions that are vibrant, unique, and most important, easy to cook from. Erin’s recipes have always been ideal for entertaining, but now in The Forest Feast Gatherings she offers detailed guidance on hosting casual, yet thoughtful, get-togethers from start to finish with recipes that serve 6 to 8.
Menus feature recipes for drinks, appetizers, entrees, side dishes, and desserts, accented by quick decorating ideas for flower arrangements, signage, and table settings. Lushly illustrated with hundreds of watercolor drawings and photographs, this is an inspiring reference for anyone who wants to share good food with good friends, simply, easily, and beautifully.
About the Author
Erin Gleeson is the author, illustrator, and photographer behind the New York Times bestselling cookbook The Forest Feast, The Forest Feast for Kids, The Forest Feast Gatherings, The Forest Feast Mediterranean, and the popular blog of the same name. Gleeson also teaches photography in continuing studies at Stanford University. Her work has been featured in the New York Times, the Kitchn, Design*Sponge, Food52, InStyle, Country Living, Better Homes and Gardens, Bon Appétit, and Saveur, and appears in a line of stationery products from Abrams Noterie that includes journals, art prints, and calendars. Gleeson lives in a cabin in the woods in Northern California, where she creates simple and delicious vegetarian recipes, inspired by her weekly farm box.
"Feeding the people I love is my favorite thing to do and TheForest Feast Gatherings has given me so much new inspiration to do it. From how to plan a menu to how to prepare simple-but-memorable recipes, Erin reminds us that we can all entertain our friends and families easily and our effort doesn't need to be exhaustive to be effective. If you loved Erin's first book, get excited: this one is just as wonderful." — Julia Turshen, author of Small Victories
"The Forest Feast Gatherings gets me in the mood for a party. Set the table, think fresh food and gather your friends around for some fun." — Aran Goyoaga
“The Forest Feast Gatherings is bewitching, outstanding, and clever in every way. Bursting with fresh ideas, it will ensure a lovely and unforgettable night with good friends. I’ve been to Erin’s lovely house in the woods for an evening gathering, so I know what I’m talking about. I’ll be using this book forever.” — Yvette van Boven, author of Home Made and Home Baked