|Food brings a community together.
With recipes for generous family-style, big-batch cooking by chefs, cooks, and big-hearted people, Feed Your People will inspire people to feed their people both literally and spiritually. From a Soup Swap Dinner by Kathy Gunst to a big pot of vegan greens and grits from Bryant Terry (AfroVegan); a gnocchi-making party with Angelo Garo to a summertime aioli feast by Georgeanne and Ethel Brennan; to a pig roast by Ryann Farr and Rodney Scott, and a lemon blueberry trifle for 20 by Emily Lucchetti, the book will feature festive foods to gather around. Most importantly, each recipe includes specific and helpful strategies, including make-ahead plans, freezing, equipment, and scaling and serving instructions as well as how to -make it to take it- (i.e., make a second batch of soup, cookies, Bolognese, etcetera for takeaway)!
Organized into chapters by method/strategy of cooking--Big Soups and Stews, Roasts and Braises, Grilling, Pastas and Rice Dishes, and recipes like dumplings and empanadas to cook with your people--the book will also include recipes for vegetables, sides, and sweets to round out meals. Each recipe will provide specific information on how to scale to feed from 4 to 40 and beyond. It will also show a
diverse range of ethnic styles and budget concerns. All the food will be big-in-flavor, homey, comfort food.
Cooking for crowds isn't a new concept and cooking brilliantly for those crowds, with honest ingredients that feed the soul is a valuable skill. In the spirit of community, we are co-authoring the book with 18 Reasons, a nonprofit organization in San Francisco, that hosts community dinners and Cooking Matters programs and is committed to -empowering our community with confidence and
creativity to buy, cook, and eat good food every day.- Illustrated with gorgeous how-to and event photography, Our hope is that this book will be a practical, beautiful celebration of the art of cooking for your people and empower readers everywhere to to cook together and feed each other both literally and spiritually.