A Table Full of Love: Recipes to Comfort, Seduce, Celebrate & Everything Else In Between (Hardcover)
"The food writer (and photographer) for the world to watch." -The Spectator
From the beloved author of A Table for Friends, more than 100 nourishing recipes to bring people together-and a culinary love letter to cooking and eating with heart.
For Skye McAlpine, there's no better way to say “I love you” than with food. With recipes collected over a lifetime of meals prepared and shared, and with sections like Comfort, Seduce, Spoil, Nourish, and Cocoon, A Table Full of Love teaches you the culinary love language to say it, too.
Whether mending a friend's heartbreak with baked fennel and burrata gratin, seducing someone new with roast duck legs and winter citrus, nourishing family with the perfect eggs on toast, or gathering all of them together around a lit birthday cake, Skye McAlpine knows the flavor of any dish is more than its ingredients. Rather, it's the emotions and memories we collect over a lifetime of cooking and being cooked for.
In A Table Full of Love, these feelings are cherished and created anew through recipes for every meal that celebrate the most invaluable reason to cook: to fill a table with love.
Skye McApline spends the majority of her time in Venice, where she writes, photographs, and teaches cooking workshops. She is the author of a successful blog, From My Dining Table, and contributes regularly to publications from around the world, including Food52, The Sunday Times, the Guardian, the Saturday Telegraph, Vanity Fair, Condé Nast Traveler and Corriere della Sera. A Table in Venice is her first book, and her second book, A Table for Friends, was published in 2020.
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“[A] rewarding exploration of love and the meals that sustain it … Love means never having to say you're hungry in this soul-nourishing collection.” —Publishers Weekly
"Every page of A Table Full of Love is an inspiration and an invitation, a reminder that food communicates feelings, sometimes better than words ever can." - Shelf Awareness
“McAlpine's twist on the traditional cookbook taps into what is so fundamental about food and cooking, which is how it makes one feel. The author even offers clever gift box tips to package and present food as gifts … Whether readers are looking for the perfect dish to woo or a way to comfort through food, McAlpine provides the tools and recipes to say it with love from a kitchen.” —Library Journal
“This is a beautiful cookbook, full of joyous, life-enriching recipes. I love it.” —Nigel Slater on A TABLE FOR FRIENDS
“Full of the comforts of cooking and eating and the life-enhancing joys thereof, it turns out to be the perfect read for now.” —Nigella Lawson on A TABLE FOR FRIENDS
“[Skye's] gentle guiding advice will be a helping hand for everyone who wants to enjoy sharing food with friends.” —Melissa Hemsley on A TABLE FOR FRIENDS
“Its collection of foolproof, elegant recipes calls to mind Nigella Lawson at her best.” —Vogue on A TABLE FOR FRIENDS
“This elegant and delicious collection is sure to be a crowd pleaser.” —Publishers Weekly on A TABLE FOR FRIENDS