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The Outdoor Table: Recipes for Living and Eating Well (Party Cooking, Outdoor Entertaining) Spiral-Bound | August 9, 2022

Alanna O'Neil

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Photographer, food stylist, and author Alanna O’Neil is back with The Outdoor Table, a laid-back outdoor living kit that will help you bring simple-yet-beautiful entertaining to your own backyard. O’Neil shares strategies for the modern party host and includes suggestions for decor, displays, locations, curated recipe lists, and more.

Host Simple Backyard Gatherings with a Lavish Outdoor Living Aesthetic

“With recipes and pairings that are as gorgeous as they are delicious, The Outdoor Table will completely change your next alfresco meal.” —Lisa Dawn Bolton, author of On Boards

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Create gorgeous get togethers that are fun for everyone—including you

Bring simple-yet-beautiful entertaining to your own backyard, the park, the beach, the forest, or other outdoor spots. Perfect for anyone who is searching for innovative hosting ideas, is a fan of fresco dining, or has an open-air space that is ideal for outside fun, The Outdoor Table gives you the tools to take your get-togethers from mundane to fabulous. 

Outdoor living made delightful. You can sit back with loved ones, mingle with coworkers, or host a group in en plein air and see just how simple outdoor entertaining can be. This laid-back outdoor living kit helps you host like a pro. Author Alanna O’Neil shares her insights and strategies for creating simple-yet-elegant gatherings, and with her help, you can create them too. Find the perfect aesthetic party decor to set the stage, create simple-yet-scrumptious bites your guests will love, and tuck away perfectly curated recipe lists for future gatherings while you enjoy endless conversations with company. With The Outdoor Table, you’ll be the go-to host for anything under the sun—or stars.

Inside this unique party book, you’ll find:

  • Aesthetic party essentials like decor and innovative location suggestions
  • Dinner party do’s—from delectable dishes to table setting displays
  • Recipes that allow you to get out of the kitchen and spend time with your friends

If you liked Nothing FancyTables & Spreads, or Barefoot Contessa Parties!, you’ll love The Outdoor Table.

Publisher: Ingram Publisher Services
Original Binding: Hardcover Paper over boards
Pages: 224 pages
ISBN-10: 164250856X
Item Weight: 1.83 lbs
Dimensions: 8.0 x 0.8 x 10.0 inches
Customer Reviews: 3 out of 5 stars Up to 30 ratings

“Alfresco eating at its freshest and most colourful. I would love a seat at Alanna’s outdoor table.”
—Paola Bacchia, author of Istria

“Alanna O’Neil’s The Outdoor Table is more than a cookbook; it is an immersive masterclass on outdoor entertaining, with practical tips on everything from lighting to food safety. The simple, fresh recipes, designed to be prepared in advance, are a delight for the eye as well as the palate. I will undoubtably use this book as inspiration for all my outdoor meals in the years to come!”
—Laurel Evans, author of Liguria

“With recipes and pairings that are as gorgeous as they are delicious, The Outdoor Table will completely change your next alfresco meal. Full of bright and vibrant photography, Alanna inspires you to step outside for your next meal, bring together friends and family, and enjoy some of the most beautiful plates. She takes you beyond the food with so many helpful tips and inspirational ideas for taking your next outdoor dining experience to another level. The Outdoor Table is an absolute must-have addition to your cookbook collection.”
—Lisa Dawn Bolton, author of On Boards

“Dust off the outdoor cushions and crank up the umbrella. Readers now have the tools to host a great outdoor get-together that will impress.“
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AlannaO'Neil is a photographer and creative director. As a food stylist,she has worked alongside several brands, restaurants, and PR companies likeThe Spruce, Infatuation, QNYCreative, and others. Alanna is known for her fan favorite book,The Art of Picnics. Her other published works can be foundin Table Magazine and Home. A Vermontnative, she now lives in Maui.