A Dirty Apron Cookbook
In this anticipated follow-up to his bestselling Dirty Apron Cookbook, David Robertson’s latest book celebrates the simple pleasures of cooking food for friends and family.Buy Book
The Dirty Apron Cooking School has taught thousands of Canadians to cook. In this anticipated follow-up to his bestselling Dirty Apron Cookbook, David Robertson’s latest book celebrates the simple pleasures of cooking food for friends and family.
Gather features an enticing collection of 80 delicious recipes designed to be shared, whether on platters or heaped high in big bowls, and served with care, generosity and a lot of love. From crème brûlée French toast, to a salmon, spinach and fennel Wellington, to beef tenderloin with salsa verde and honey-roasted vegetables, these crowd-pleasing recipes are super approachable and bursting with flavour. David includes more options for plant-based and gluten-free diets and introduces some new techniques to the mix. After all, good cooking is all about coaxing flavours out of your ingredients, and if you get the techniques down, you’ll have success in the kitchen and see big smiles around the table.
No matter the skill level, home cooks can learn how to cook with more confidence so they spend less time in the kitchen and more around the dining table with friends and family. Gather gets to the heart of cooking and is an indispensable addition to any food lover’s library.
A portion of proceeds from book sales will be donated to the Joy Smith Foundation.
“Gather offers you practical advice, and fabulously tempting recipes, to take the stress out of hosting guests after the pandemic hiatus.”
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“On a wintery night, this is the soup you will want to curl up with in a most generous bowl.”
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“Gather gets to the heart of cooking and is an indispensable addition to any food lover’s library.”
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“This cookbook invites us to gather around Chef David’s kitchen to learn, cook and eat—just as you would at his cooking school. He shows us that cooking is joyful, gratifying and delicious.”
—Chef Anna Olson, cookbook author and TV Host
“Chef David has written yet another cookbook full of unique flavorful recipes that brim with personality—this is the kind of food I could happily eat every day.”
—Chef Vikram Vij, author and TV personality
“The Dirty Apron philosophy is centered around fresh, delicious ingredients, and the recipes in Gather are approachable with tips and tricks woven throughout.”
—Chef Mark McEwan, restauranteur, author and TV host
“Dirty Apron Cooking School and Delicatessen is the proverbial kitchen table for Vancouver’s culinary community. Gather captures that cozy sense of collaboration with oodles of flavour-packed recipes meant for sharing.”
—Alexandra Gill, Globe and Mail Restaurant Critic
“This cookbook is a celebration of cooking for family and friends using a range of cooking techniques using local Canadian ingredients. In it, you’ll find recipes for every diet, and for everything from seafood and chorizo paella to maple mascarpone cheesecakes, all crowd pleasers that you’ll want to make again and again.”