The Gathering of Friends cookbook series is unlike many other cookbooks because it really focuses on the entire presentation of a lovely meal. It's not just recipes, it's not just tablescapes ... it's beautifully arranged party ideas that are jammed packed with so much style and grace you can't help but be inspired.
Volume 1 and 2 are both beautiful creations. Volume 3 was just introduced at the end of March 2011 and I'm sure it will be another smashing success in the series.
A few fantastic recipes from the first editions can be found on the cookbook's website. Definitely check out the Fried Tomato Sandwiches and Honey Glazed Walnut Rolls. Divine!
So, grab the books and be inspired!