I like to think that I am pretty simple. And realistic. "J" might try to tell you otherwise... but in my books, simplicity always wins! So when I received a copy of Gatherings: Bring People Together with Food by the talented Jan Scott and Julie Van Rosendaal, I knew this was a cookbook and entertaining guide that was written for me.
Gatherings does an excellent job at simplifying every entertaining occasions, and providing realistic recipe options your guests will love. Less fancy, over the top meals and immaculate table spreads, and more casual, fun, and comforting entertaining. That mean stress-free and easy dinner parties that everyone can enjoy (even the hostess herself!).
When you open the book you'll notice it's organized into chapters that represent real life situations (vs. like recipes that are grouped together). I found this so helpful and intuitive. Everything from a Holiday Open House to a Big Family Gathering, you'll find menu options and entertaining & styling tips to build your hosting confidence and strengthen your relationships over food. A total win in my books!
To support our two lovely friends Jan and Julie, a few of us bloggers thought it would be fun to host a Gathering Blog Tour! This week you can tour around to the 17 blogs listed below and read all about their cookbook experience.
Mardi // eat. live. travel. write
Charmian // The Messy Baker
Amy // Family Feedbag
Jennifer // Seasons and Suppers
Heather // The Tasty Gardener
Isabelle // Crumb Blog
Jenny // The Brunette Baker
Stephanie // Clockwork Lemon
Valerie // A Canadian Foodie
Robyn // Planet Byn
Libby // Libby Roach Photography
Meg // Sweet Twist of Blogging
Christina // Strawberries for Supper
Louisa // Living Lou
Liliana // My Cookbook Addiction
Rhonda // Olive and Ruby
Jenn // Chocolate Shavings
Again, I can't recommend Gatherings enough! It is the complete package and would make for an excellent Christmas present or hostess gift!