How to Feed Your Friends with Relish - Joanna WeinbergLondon: Bloomsbury, 2007, Hardback in Dust Wrapper.
Condition: Very Good+ — in Very Good+ Dust Wrapper.
Contains: Recipes; Ribbon markers (1); Colour photographs; Black & white drawings; Colour frontispiece; Illustrated endpapers and blanks;
From the cover: “Joanna Weinberg’s love affair with cooking began when she was away at college. While she subsisted on pasta… and more pasta, her sister would call from London with salacious stories of extra virgin olive oil, smoky pancetta and hunks of fresh Parmesan. Inspired, she started cooking for her friends and going to bed with dreams of Nigel Slater and of happy, noisy people eating and drinking around her table.
She realised early on that a great meal wasn’t really about the food — it was about feeling at ease among good company. It was certainly not about making her guests wait in the next room for an hour while she sweated away her make-up over a curdling pot of hollandaise. The problem was that so many cookbooks focused on fancy dishes and didn’t take friends, that most basic of ingredients, into account.
Which is how this book came about. Relish is full of recipes, of course — 175 of them, arranged in 47 menus for every occasion, from an impromptu kitchen supper to a massive birthday party; from a cosy afternoon tea to a summer barbecue with a gaggle of children. But much more importantly, it is a timely reminder of how to nourish friends and friendship, and will delight anyone who, like Joanna, believes that in the end, food is love.”