Alice Hart is a genius at effortless entertaining and serving up delicious food for a crowd. In Friends at My Table she’s crafted 12 complete menus—3 for each season—and 70 perfectly delicious recipes for a year’s worth of colorful celebrations. Menus include food and drink for a bridal shower, brunches, a laid-back summer wedding, picnics, autumn bonfires, and even a New Year’s Eve dinner. There’s something here for every occasion, mood, budget, and palate—omnivores and vegetarians, too.
Also, get ideas for charming activities to incorporate into your parties: how to build a home smoker, tips on wild-food foraging, how to pack for a picnic, and even the basics of playing beach cricket.