New York Times bestselling author Erin Gleeson celebrates the art of vegetarian entertaining with The Forest FeastGatherings, 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:
- Pomegranate Punch
- Quinoa Crunch Salad
- Floral Summer Rolls
- Vietnamese Lentil Tacos
- Kale-Hazelnut Salad
- Pear-Thyme Galettes
- And dozens more!
Gleeson handwrites each recipe over her photos to create diagram-like, step-by-step instructions that are vibrant, unique, and most importantly, easy to cook from. Gleeson’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 six to eight.
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.
The Forest Feast series:
The Forest Feast
The Forest Feast for Kids
The Forest Feast Gatherings
The Forest Feast Mediterranean
The Forest Feast Road Trip
"Feeding the people I love is my favorite thing to do and The Forest 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."author of Small Plates and Sweet Treats: My Family's Journey to Gluten-Free Cooking, 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