From Apartment Therapy's photographer, who happens to be Grace Bonney's favorite, comes 85 sweet and savory bites for gatherings, including brunch, tea time, potlucks, picnics, cocktail hour, dessert, and even delicious parting gifts for guests.
An Apartment Therapy contributor and photographer of The Kitchn Cookbook, LEELA CYD ROSS also shoots for Bon Appetit, the New York Times, Kinfolk, and more. She has lived in Southern India, Spain, Vietnam, Turkey, and various cities in the U.S., where she has cooked and has been photographed alongside famous chefs as well as grannies. Leela chronicles her travels and adventures about food on her blog, Tea Cup Tea.
"Leela is a genius at the most essential things: food, fun, and
friendship. Her mouthwatering recipes-for both seasoned chefs and
novice cooks like myself-will make you want to call up your nearest
and dearest. The best kitchen sink cookies? A breakfast board with
cheese and hard-boiled eggs? I love it." -Joanna Goddard, founder
of Cup of Jo
"Packed with recipes both for giving and fun, this is no ordinary cookbook. Leela covers an eclectic array of recipes adapted from different pockets of the globe while sharing morsels of info on styling and shooting food. The dreamy tome is also peppered with cultural history, which I love. Food with Friends is a book that doesn't just embody the way I like to cook and eat-but how I like to live." -Justina Blakeney, author of The New Bohemians
"Everything Leela Cyd touches seems to sparkle, and Food with Friends is a prime example. If her aim is to 'refine the art of simple gatherings,' she succeeds mightily, with inspired ideas, beautiful photographs, and recipes that crisscross a world's worth of flavors. From Beets in Coconut with Curry Leaves to Pistachio Rose Clouds and Whiskey-Pepper Magic Shell to drizzle over ice cream, Leela, please, count me in!" -Molly Wizenberg, founder of Orangette
"Nothing makes me happier than sitting down to a good meal with friends. Food brings out the best in us all and sharing it is the greatest feeling. Food with Friends is a stunning book with mouthwatering images, creative recipes, and tips. It won't go onto my bookshelf, but on my kitchen counter, which is where it belongs." -Paul Lowe, editor in chief and founder of Sweet Paul Magazine
"I've always been inspired by Leela's amazingly colorful, personal, and joyful photographic eye, and now she's gone beyond herself with a cookbook of her own that shares her approach to living. In keeping with her spirit, these small delicious recipes and tips are my new secret weapon for entertaining at home." -Maxwell Ryan, founder of Apartment Therapy
"Leela Cyd is a bright spark of warmth, style, and friendship, and she brings all of that and more to Food with Friends, which is a treasure trove of sweet and savory recipes laid out like a feast for sharing. From tahini buns to bruleed oranges, these pages offer up treat after treat for special occasions small and large." -Faith Durand, executive editor of The Kitchn