Book Brief: Good Food to Share

Whether it’s a simple supper or an impromptu dinner party, there are few things more enjoyable than sharing a delicious meal with family and friends. In Good Food to Share, one of the newest books from Williams-Sonoma, award-winning food blogger and writer Sara Kate Gillingham-Ryan reveals the secrets to her stylish but unfussy way of entertaining.

From drinks through desserts, each of her more than 100 recipes relies on seasonal ingredients and time-savvy techniques, and are ideal for presenting family-style on platters, meant for passing and sharing. Try beef tataki with vegetable slaw and ponzu, which makes an impressive starter for a party. When you’re serving a large group, lasagna is always a favorite; Gillingham-Ryan’s version is filled with mushrooms, bits of salty prosciutto and two kinds of cheeses.

Interspersed throughout the book are the author’s personal tips and tricks that make entertaining at home a pleasure—from clever ways to present a finished dish to doubling recipes for a crowd. With this guide in hand, you’ll have a wealth of inspiration for hosting convivial gatherings.