Gather Round


What It Is: My family is asking me for gift ideas for the upcoming holidays plus my birthday, and I’m struggling a bit so far! But one thing I’d definitely be interested in is this new installment from food blogger Erin Gleeson, whose original cookbook, The Forest Feast, was filled with incredibly simple yet incredibly yummy recipes. In fact, that book houses one of my all time fave recipes – Corn & Cauliflower Tacos. Just thinking about it…yum.

I was jazzed then, to see a new cookbook entitle The Forest Feast Gatherings, just in time for the holiday season. I actually felt like the first book had plenty of group hosting recipe inspo (there’s an entire section on drinks!) but it appears that Gleeson has bumped up the class factor a smidge without upping the amount of work or effort to make her food. Bonus points for including a vegan and gluten-free section; I typically shy away from vegetarian cookbooks as I think they rely too heavily on eggs and cheese, but I’m sure I’ll find some great, creative, and endlessly yummy ideas in this gorgeously designed cookbook.

Who It’s For: Me! Hah. Also, your favourite vegetarian. The very best hostess. And your mom, who loves the ‘art’ of cooking that comes to life in these pages.

What It Costs: $43.95 list, but it’s available for less online.

Where It’s At: Your favourite bookseller or buy it at

BONUS ENTRY into my Kismet Essentials giveaway – tell me in the comments below, what do you think of this inspiring gift idea?

25 Responses to “Gather Round”
  1. Perfect gift for my sister

  2. Sherry K says:

    My daughter would be interested in this book, she has friends with lots of food preferences and this sounds like it offers many recipes.

  3. aketch says:

    Simple vegetarian meals, lovely illustrations; looks like a beautiful cookbook!

  4. Heather Swanson says:

    Looks like a delicious book!

  5. intensev5 says:

    I like it!! I would want it for myself!!

  6. Jared says:

    These types of books are always good gift ideas.

  7. Chanel O says:

    Great gift idea for vegetarians

  8. aclily19 says:

    Cute gift idea. I am not vegetarian, but would like to find ways to incorporate more veggies into my diet.

  9. Joan G. says:

    I’m not a vegetarian but always looking for new simple healthy recipes.

  10. Aimee says:

    New inspiration for supper time is always good. I am a subscriber

  11. Alyssa says:

    It looks like a cute little recipe book but I don’t know any vegetarians.

  12. Gigi says:

    I think it is always a good idea to have a vegetarian option at parties even if no one is vegetarian. It makes a nice alternative.

  13. Kay Burke says:

    I like the variety as you pointed out – I would pass on to my favourite home chef to try & invite me too 🙂

  14. dabrowne says:

    Great book for meatless Mondays.

  15. cookie3 says:

    This is a great idea for all the foodies on your list as well as your vegetarians.

  16. Anne Derkat says:

    Am always interested in new cookbooks.

  17. Katie says:

    I WOULD LOVE THIS. I have the first one and it’s great!

  18. Lindsey says:

    I love cookbooks!

  19. janicour says:

    I have been on forest gathering day trips, I would love this!!

  20. Alison K says:

    BONUS Kismet Essentials ENTRY: I think this inspiring gift idea would be wonderful for my friends who are trying veganism. Just the cover art beckons me to want to turn the pages!

  21. Susan says:

    I think my massage therapist would love this book.

  22. Victoria Ess says:

    I love it! I’d get it for myself!

  23. Tainan Lu says:

    BONUS ENTRY into my Kismet Essentials giveaway – good idea but I rarely buy cookbooks because many recipes are free online

  24. Lisa S says:

    My grandmother would have loved this cookbook.

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