A gathering is an easy way of cooking and hosting. It means no pressure, no code of conduct, and everyone – cook included – can actually enjoy themselves. This collection is a mixture if modern dishes, staple snacks, salads and sides, interesting bakes, and puddings perfect to end the feast with. Nothing overly fussy or complicated, just tasty, pretty plates of food.
Flora Shedden lives in Scotland, where she spends as much time as possible at her family home in Highland Perthshire. She was one of the youngest ever semi-finalists on the Great British Bake Off, impressing judges and public alike with her simple, elegant designs. Her favourite pastimes are cooking, photography and writing. She writes a regular online column for The Scotsman.