Friends at My Table is a good example of a kind of British cookbook that’s popular right now – full of visions of rustic entertaining based on global flavors.  There are charming, old-fashioned sidebars – like how to play beach cricket, and an assortment of parlor games.

The food itself ranges from the simple to the overwhelming (in the mood for venison made in a fire pit?).  You could argue that that shows versatility, although in plain fact it may just mean this turns out to be one of those cookbooks where you use maybe 3 of the recipes regularly, and never open it otherwise.

Click here to read today’s review of ‘Friends at My Table’ in the Boston Globe.   Hit the paywall?  Click here for the PDF version

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