This book provides inspired ideas for meals made up of small dishes, designed to be shared. "Plates to Share" is about putting together a selection of different foods, stylishly plating them and letting people talk, drink and graze at their own pace. No great skill in the kitchen is required, only smart shopping, some simple cooking using the freshest of ingredients and a little artistic arrangement. This is food you can whip together after work or on a busy weekend - fun, relaxed and easy. Jennifer Joyce has put together 12 inspired themed menus including Spanish Tapas, Greek Meze, Italian Antipasti, a Scandinavian Fish Feast and more. Each one has been designed to create a contrast of tastes and features lists of deli counter foods to buy in, easy dishes to that require very little preparation, such as salads, and simple yet delicious recipes to follow.
Jennifer Joyce is an American food writer living in Richmond, Surrey. She writes for New Woman, Olive, BBC Good Food and Sainsbury's Magazine. Books for Cooks and Divertimenti in London host her weekly cookery courses and she is the author of several books, including Diner and Panini for Ryland Peters & Small.