For the Table: Easy, Adaptable, Crowd-Pleasing Recipes


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$35.00  $32.55
Harry N. Abrams
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8.34 X 10.2 X 0.97 inches | 2.77 pounds

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About the Author

Anna Stockwell is a food stylist and editor who most recently was a senior food editor for Epicurious and Bon Appétit. While at Epicurious, Stockwell hosted a popular weekly Instagram story called " At Home With Anna." She has also worked at Saveur and has experience cooking in the test kitchens for Every Day With Rachael Ray and Real Simple. Stockwell holds a degree in classic culinary arts from the International Culinary Center, and her video series "No Recipe Required" was nominated for a James Beard Award in 2017. She lives in New York's Hudson Valley.


"Anna Stockwell's dishes are just the type of food I want to serve to friends--or have them serve to me. Flipping through the book, I feel as though I'm at the best dinner party ever. It's one uncompromisingly chic book that I'll be turning to again and again to impress everyone I know."
--Ben Mims, cooking columnist, Los Angeles Times

"Anna has an intuitive sense of how to create simple food that looks and tastes anything but. This book might just be what brings back my entertaining spark."

--Christopher Morocco, senior food editor and test kitchen director at Bon Appétit
"Anna Stockwell's For the Table is a cookbook actually designed for feeding a crowd, with full menus all planned out from apps to dessert and consideration for a range of dietary needs. I flagged the vibrant green-and-red spinach and ricotta dumplings in a Calabrian chile-tomato sauce to make ASAP. It's impeccably organized and delightful, just like Anna."--Alex Beggs, Bon Appétit
"In the dinner party Olympics, Anna Stockwell takes the gold--and this is her training manual. Here, she shows us how to host with style, with grace, and without stress. It starts with snacks, of course (potato chips served alongside ice-cold cherries!). And it always, always finishes with dessert ("very wiggly" yogurt panna cotta). And in-between those two things is the core of Anna's approach: a two-platter technique that gets an impressive dinner on the table, yet also allows a host to do all the other little things that make an evening matter. Like lighting candles. Or writing name cards. . . . In this way, For the Table isn't just a collection of recipes--it's a full-blown dinner party philosophy, a blueprint to using food as a way to connect. If we follow it, not only will our parties be stronger, our relationships will, too."
--David Tamarkin, editorial director of King Arthur Baking and author of Cook90
"Anna Stockwell is the most natural-born host--both in real life and on the page. Her recipes sing with flavor, her table sparkles with candlelight, and wherever she is, there follows laughter and joy. For the Table is the no-nonsense guide to entertaining for everyone who wishes to have more fun and eat better while hosting family and friends."
--Sarah Copeland, author of Every Day is Saturday, Feast, and Instant Family Meals