The joy of cooking for friends with Skye McAlpine

Online event


Now that we are able to start spending more time together, join us on the evening of Thursday, July 16 as The Sunday Times food columnist Skye McAlpine shares the joy and the art of cooking for friends and family.

Broadcasting to subscribers from her home in Venice, Skye joins Lisa Markwell, food editor for The Sunday Times, to discuss some of the best ideas from her new book A Table for Friends: The Art of Cooking for Two or Twenty which has recipes for every occasion, from last-minute weeknight dinners to large celebratory gatherings. 

Skye’s beautiful book is a helpful, approachable, down-to-earth kitchen companion – fun, elegant recipes and brilliant tips will give everyone fresh ideas, from veteran hosts to those new to entertaining. During the event, she will share her knowledge and step-by-step guides to make gathering friends and family to the table a breeze

Skye's recipes fall into four chapters, Stars, Sides, Sweets and Extras, which allow you to intuitively plan a simple and impressive menu. Considering that juggling oven and hob space is one of the biggest challenges when cooking for a crowd, each chapter is ingeniously organised into Throw Together, On the Hob and In the Oven so your menu works best for your mood, your kitchen and your time. 

Skye McAlpine is a food writer who believes that food tastes best when shared with others. She divides her time between Venice, where she grew up, and London. Her debut book A Table in Venice was published in 2018 and was shortlisted for the Jane Grigson Trust Award and won France’s Prix des Ecrivains Gastronomes.

A Table for Friends: The Art of Cooking for Two or Twenty by Skye McAlpine is published by Bloomsbury and is out on 9 July 2020  RRP £26. Extracts of the book will be published in The Dish on July 5 and 12. 

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