Family Style: Shared Plates for Casual Feasts

Karen Tedesco. Page Street, $21.99 (168p) ISBN 978-1-64567-116-9
Familystyle Food blogger Tedesco debuts with a winning collection of 60 recipes to feed a family. Emphasizing a mix-and-match philosophy in which a variety of dishes are placed on the table so everyone can stock their plates as they wish, Tedesco elevates family-style eating far beyond the traditional casserole. Recipes are infused with international flavors, range from rustic to refined, and star whole food ingredients. On offer for “Bites and Salads to Share” are creamy hummus, black bean tostadas, and various salads featuring kale, lentils, goat cheese, and chickpeas. “Meaty Mains” include a stovetop paella, harissa chicken thighs, and stir-fried pork with rice noodles. “Seafood to Savor” presents clams and artichokes served atop toasted orzo, while beef short ribs braised in red wine is one of the “Slow-Cooked Suppers.” Butternut squash and sage ravioli and pappardelle with wild mushroom ragu round out the “Pasta: From Everyday to Elevated” chapter while “Beautiful Bowl Meals” includes a notable curry-spiced red lentil soup. Easy desserts such as dark chocolate cake and chocolate chip cookies round things out. Home cooks will enjoy this wide assortment of flavor-packed, go-to family fare. (Nov.)
Reviewed on : 10/14/2020
Release date: 11/03/2020
Genre: Lifestyle
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