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Family Style

Shared Plates for Casual Feasts

Karen Tedesco


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Homemade Dishes to Feed a Crowd

Gather around the table with friends and loved ones for a casual feast any night of the week. Karen Tedesco, founder of the award-winning website Familystyle Food, makes it easy to plan and prepare delicious meals designed to be brought to the table for all to share. This incredible collection of simple, small bites and vibrant salads, soups, deceptively elegant pastas and mains (and even desserts!) are meant to be arranged on trays, heaped into big bowls and placed right in the center of your dinner table for everyone to mix and match as they please. It makes for a fun, lively meal that ensures each guest gets exactly what they want; plus, it saves you tons of time in the kitchen—no more timing out courses or worrying about portions!

Karen’s recipes make ample use of fresh, seasonal ingredients that don’t cost a ton, are simple enough to prepare on any weeknight and offer something to please every palate. She offers dish-pairing suggestions throughout, such as a Mediterranean-style feast (Baked Harissa Chicken Thighs with Chickpeas, Charred Broccoli Salad and Roasted Mediterranean Vegetables), a Mexican-themed spread (Black Bean Tostadas with Avocado Mash, Beer-Braised Pulled Pork and Chicken Posole Verde) or a hearty vegetarian meal (Roasted Za’atar Cauliflower Salad, Rigatoni with Walnut-Parsley Pesto and Garlicky Greens with Olive Oil). You can also customize to your personal tastes and construct your own inspired combinations. These 60 mouthwatering recipes will help you transform any gathering into an impromptu celebration of friends, family and food.

Praise For Family Style: Shared Plates for Casual Feasts

“Exciting, creative and practical, Family Style is a wonderful resource I will go back to again and again.”
—Jenn Louis, chef, author of Pasta by Hand

“Filled with inspired but unfussy recipes, Family Style will make you want to gather your friends and family around your table for a nourishing, beautiful and delicious feast.”
—Alexandra Stafford, author of Bread Toast Crumbs

“Karen has mastered the art of approachable, elegant, vibrant food. Her recipes are always big on flavor, but still healthy and easy enough for even a weeknight get-together.”
—Pamela Salzman, cooking instructor, author of Quicker than Quick

“I love Karen’s relaxed yet inventive approach to cooking. This book is a must-have for those of us who love gathering friends and family around the table and feeding them well.”
—Domenica Marchetti, author of Preserving Italy

“Karen's fresh and flavorful recipes will inspire you to gather your friends and family together for many memorable meals. This is a book you will turn to for special occasions, casual dinner parties, or simple weeknight meals.”
—Maria Lichty author of Two Peas & Their Pod Cookbook

Page Street Publishing, 9781645671169, 168pp.

Publication Date: November 3, 2020

About the Author

Karen Tedesco is a recipe developer, a food photographer and the creator of the blog Familystyle Food. A former personal chef, her recipes have been featured on Food Network, BuzzFeed and The Kitchn, as well as in Fine Cooking, Better Homes and Gardens and many others. Karen lives outside New York City with her family.