One day a month or so ago a large box showed up on my doorstep.
Boxes on my doorstep aren’t unusual.
I’m kind of addicted to Amazon Prime…
This box, however, was a mystery.
I punched it open and squealed with delight.
First, let me say that it’s easily one of the most beautiful cookbooks I’ve ever seen.
Everyone who I’ve shown it to has said the same.
Page after page of delicious recipes and drool-worthy pictures.
This is a cookbook for anyone–following a paleo lifestyle or not.
I find that many people who have yet to experiment with paleo have the idea that it’s a bland, boring way of eating/living.
Lots of plain meat and veggies.
Chicken breast, coconut oil and broccoli.
Bunless burgers with no ketchup or french fries.
As a paleo-based health counselor, I find that one of the biggest obstacle keeping people from trying Paleo is that it’s hard (or not fun) to entertain.
- Hard to find dishes that guests will enjoy.
- Hard to find dishes that guest will enjoy that all have a common theme or tie together (aka not “potluck style”).
This book is sure to prove that wrong.
The recipes in Gather are organized by menu.
Everything from the Take Out Fake Out to the Backyard Picnic to a New Year’s Eve Cocktail Party.
Gather takes you step by step through how to plan each gathering.
Each menu has a timeline outlining what to plan three days ahead, one day ahead and the day of the party. SO useful for someone who’s new to entertaining (ahem…moi).
I love how Gather gives you not only the recipes you need to have an amazing get-together, but all of the non-food tools you need to have a polished party.
The recipes are diverse and exciting.
Paleo General Tso’s Chicken.
Braised Pork Belly.
Meyer Lemon Tart…I could go on and on.
I sampled a few recipes from Gather and shared them with family and friends:
These scones were better than any scone I’ve ever had: gluten-full or not.
Gather is a downright beautiful book that enables anyone to create and host thoughtful, elegant gatherings.
I’m pretty sure this book is going to change the way the world views the paleo diet.
No longer is Paleo a “grass-fed burgers with no bun” way of life.
After Gather, everyone will see that there is such a thing as a Paleo Foodie.
And that anyone can be a Paleo Foodie if they have this book in their kitchen.
Seriously…go get it. Like…now…