Al fresco Inspired ideas for outdoor living

Julie Pointer Adams

Book - 2022

"Al Fresco celebrates unfussy, unconventional, easygoing living, showcasing how close-to-nature entertaining and gathering can take shape anywhere outdoors-by the beach, in the mountains, in the city, in the suburbs, in the desert. With a blend of 25 interviews with individuals, couples, and families across a variety of demographics and backgrounds; beautiful photos; visual and reflective essays; poetic ruminations; and recipes, this book is a breath of fresh air for anyone looking to bridge indoor life with the outdoors, and seeking inspirational ideas for how to achieve this lifestyle. Organized by location of gathering-By the Water, At Home, Open Spaces, Intimate Spaces, Under the Sun, and more-each chapter will include practical an...d easy takeaways, like "Ways to Reset in the Sun"; "Things to Do Outside with a Friend"; "Things to Ponder on a Sunny Day"; and "Ideal Snacks for Easy Get-Togethers.""--

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New York, NY : Artisan, a division of Workman Publishing Co., Inc [2022]
Main Author
Julie Pointer Adams (author)
Item Description
Includes index.
Physical Description
319 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm
  • Gathering by the water
  • Gathering at home
  • Gathering in open spaces
  • Gathering in intimate spaces
  • Gathering for extra-special occasions
  • Gathering anytime, anywhere.
Review by Publisher's Weekly Review

"Being outside in the company of loved ones is the freest way to find wellness... to remain rooted to what matters," writes photographer and stylist Pointer Adams (Wabi-Sabi Welcome) in this delectable paean to outdoor dining. She taps into more than three dozen acquaintances whose lifestyles celebrate the world beyond their walls, laying out an enticing path to follow via interviews and recipes; the minimalist aesthetic has a Kinfolk-esque quality to it. (Pointer Adam was the visionary behind that magazine's series of gatherings.) In a chapter focused on communing in open spaces, Texas Hill Country ranchers Ann and Ben Edgerton pack a zucchini dill pasta with mint and chopped pecans on their picnics. Elsewhere, chef and writer Sofya Mitchell draws on her family heritage in a recipe for whole sea bass wrapped in fig leaves and grilled Kerala style in the Scottish countryside. There's also a list of 14 "ideal" snacks--a mix of one-bite fruits, grilled salumi, crisp veggies and hummus, jam, pastries--for impromptu get-togethers that are a breeze to assemble and will satisfy all comers. Readers are sure to savor the stories and flavors packed within this delightful outing. (May)

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