Author(s): Sasha Wilkins
This book has been written for the modern cook who doesn't do pointless garnishes or napkin origami, and who likes nothing more than bringing people together around a table - or a picnic rug - preferring to enjoy guests' company rather than sweat away in the kitchen. Journalist and former magazine editor Sasha Wilkins of LibertyLondonGirl.com has been cooking for her family and friends around the world since she was old enough to grasp a wooden spoon. Inside Friends Food Family are her ideas for kitchen suppers for impromptu guests, Sunday lunches for family and friends, perfect picnics, and brunches for long weekends. Alongside Sasha's recipes are tips from her kitchen and insider secrets gathered on her global travels for LibertyLondonGirl. Think guides to flea markets from Bangkok to Brooklyn, suggested presents for godchildren, and interesting ingredients to have on standby for last-minute dinners.
Most fashion editors don't have eight years as a silver service waitress under their (stylish) belt, but Sasha Wilkins, who started her publishing career at Conde Nast as a junior assistant before ending up as executive style editor at The Wall Street Journal's WSJ magazine in New York, has never been drawn to a linear career path. Which is why she gave it all up to launch the lifestyle, fashion and food blog, LibertyLondonGirl.com. Eight years later, it's read in 138 countries. Meanwhile, Sasha's journalism has appeared in publications around the world including Harper's Bazaar, The Sunday Times, Red, Elle, and Conde Nast Traveller, and she continues to post on LibertyLondonGirl every day. She lives in London with a grumpy sausage dog.