The best gatherings are simple, yet somehow special. They might begin with an impromptu picnic after shopping at the farmer’s market or a late lunch with neighbors that stretches into cocktails under the stars. Whatever the occasion, this picture-perfect cookbook shows how to turn any meal into a delectable affair. These effortless recipes for brunch, teatime, happy hours, picnics, potlucks, and dessert all include a whimsical twist: a few slices of French toast doused in lavender syrup, rainbow chard empanadas served with pistachio crema, or a vibrant purple cauliflower hummus. With tips on creating an inviting table, stocking a pantry to make last-minute nibbles, and packing delicious parting gifts for guests, Food with Friends will inspire any get-together, however large or small.
I did not expect this to taste as amazing as it was. It reminds me of a Thai soup I had years ago and enjoyed. Pretty sure the coconut milk was that interesting flavor I was digging. The peas, spinach, chives, and onions, combine nicely to make a fresh complex flavor brightened by fresh lemon juice. Adding a dollop of cool yogurt makes this whole thing nice and creamy. I had to specially order the Nigella online, it’s called black cumin, but I didn't feel like it had much to add that a little ground pepper couldn't do. I think it was mostly for looks and texture.