Don’t try to do it all — do one thing very well. Feed Your People explains how to make simple, delicious dishes for groups from six to sixty. Plan ahead a little, enlist a friendly helper, cook in large batches, and then enjoy your party (and the food you make). Recommended By Bill L., Powells.com
Synopses & Reviews
Food brings a community together.
With recipes for generous family-style, big-batch cooking by chefs, cooks, andbig-hearted people, Feed Your People will inspire people to feed their people bothliterally and spiritually. From a Soup Swap Dinner by Kathy Gunst to a big pot ofvegan greens and grits from Bryant Terry (AfroVegan); a gnocchi-making partywith Angelo Garo to a summertime aioli feast by Georgeanne and Ethel Brennan; toa pig roast by Ryann Farr and Rodney Scott, and a lemon blueberry trifle for 20by Emily Lucchetti, the book will feature festive foods to gather around. Mostimportantly, each recipe includes specific and helpful strategies, includingmake-ahead plans, freezing, equipment, and scaling and serving instructions aswell as how to "make it to take it" (i.e., make a second batch of soup, cookies, Bolognese, etcetera for takeaway)
Organized into chapters by method/strategy of cooking Big Soups and Stews, Roasts and Braises, Grilling, Pastas and Rice Dishes, and recipes like dumplingsand empanadas to cook with your people the book will also include recipes forvegetables, sides, and sweets to round out meals. Each recipe will provide specificinformation on how to scale to feed from 4 to 40 and beyond. It will also show a
diverse range of ethnic styles and budget concerns. All the food will be big-in-flavor, homey, comfortfood.
Cooking for crowds isn't a new concept and cooking brilliantly for thosecrowds, with honest ingredients that feed the soul is a valuable skill. In the spiritof community, we are co-authoring the book with 18 Reasons, a nonprofitorganization in San Francisco, that hosts community dinners and Cooking Mattersprograms and is committed to "empowering our community with confidence and
creativity to buy, cook, and eat good food every day." Illustrated with gorgeoushow-to and event photography, Our hope is that this book will be a practical, beautiful celebration of the art of cooking for your people and empower readerseverywhere to to cook together and feed each other both literally and spiritually."
When we feed people, we also feed ourselves--literally and spiritually.
Sharing a meal is one of life's greatest pleasures and a powerful and intimate way to create community. Feed Your People
offers big-batch recipes from big-hearted chefs and cooks for the foods we gather around.
Starting with an introduction to big-batch cooking, this book features dishes by Alice Waters, Bryant Terry, Gonzalo Guzman, Joyce Goldstein, Tanya Holland, Dennis Lee, Preeti Mistry, and other generous cooks who know how to feed a crowd. You will find ideas and practical information for creating dumpling dinners, vegetarian suppers, meatball fund-raisers, soup swaps, chili cook-offs, seafood boils, backyard barbecues, ice cream socials, and so much more. Most recipes are scaled to feed groups of approximately 10 or 20 people with make-ahead strategies, equipment information, and serving suggestions for rounding out the meal.
From simple comfort foods to show-stopping recipes, you'll discover centerpiece dishes that feature global flavors, like tamales, rustic minestrone soup, Gujarati-inspired chili, big-pan paella, homemade gnocchi, Korean bo ssäm, fork-tender carnitas, seafood boils, Provençal-style grand aioli with roasted salmon, a chocolatey Texas sheet cake, slab pies, trifles, and other foods that will help you celebrate life's many special occasions.
Gorgeously illustrated with vivid color photography and filled with tips and cooking wisdom, we hope this book will inspire you to gather your friends, family, and community around the table.