Let's Do Brunch: Sweet & Savory Dishes to Share with Friends

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Weldon Owen, Sep 3, 2013 - Cooking - 176 pages
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Few get-togethers are more enjoyable than a leisurely midday meal with friends or family—a time when both good food and good conversation are on the menu. This stunning cookbook is filled with more than 100 sweet and savory recipes, plus savvy tips on entertaining, menu planning, and more.

Whether you have a special occasion to celebrate or just want to share a relaxed midday meal with friends or family, hosting brunch is an enjoyable, no-fuss way to entertain. In these pages, you’ll find over 100 memorable recipes for inspiration, from classics like cinnamon rolls, eggs Benedict, and huevos rancheros to such modern plates as polenta with poached eggs and prosciutto, cardamom-scented almond buns, and a creamy ricotta tart with fresh peas and mint.

The recipes are organized into five chapters—sweet, savory, salads, sides, and drinks—that reflect a brunch sensibility and simplify menu planning. Plus, every recipe includes suggestions for other dishes and beverages to help you put together a winning meal. Throughout the pages, lush, colorful photography and an engaging narrative bring the foods and settings to life. With this book in hand, you’ll be inspired to gather around the table for brunch every chance you get.

Selected recipes include:
-Applesauce and Brown Sugar Crumb Cake
-Nectarine-Almond Oven Pancake
-New Orleans-Style BBQ Shrimp and Grits
-Baked Eggs with Spinach and Cream
-Blackberry Coffee Cake
-Balsamic Bloody Mary & other great cocktail recipes!

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About the author (2013)

Brigit Binns is a renowned food writer, recipe consultant, and the author or co-author of numerous cookbooks, including The Cook & the Butcher, Small Plates, Salads, and Bride & Groom Entertaining for Williams-Sonoma, and The Relaxed Kitchen. She is a graduate of England’s Tante Marie cooking school and owned a catering business in Europe for 10 years. She and her husband divide their time between New York and Los Angeles.

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