Summer sharing

Forget about fancy four-course meals – big, easy sharing plates are where it’s at. Chef and food blogger, Georgina Fuggle, shows us how it’s done.

Friends coming over? A family gathering on the cards? Maybe you’re hosting a Eurovision Song Contest party this weekend? Whatever the occasion, serving food for friends and family needn’t be a formal affair. Channel that laid-back gastro pub style instead with ‘picky bits’ served on natural wooden boards, white falcon enamelware and cast iron pieces.

1. Falcon Lidded Dish, £4.50 | 2. 22cm Pie Dish, £4.50; 18cm Pie Dish, £3 | 3. Rustic Black Cast Iron Grill Pan, £20 | 4. 10cm Handled Dish, £2.50

Simple style

Keep it colourful

Of course, ‘sharing plates’ doesn’t have to mean big piles of nachos slathered in cheese. To keep it fresh, try colourful salads like the blueberry, burrata and nectarine dish pictured above. The unusual ingredients will take everyone by surprise, and it looks great offset against bright white enamelware.

Think outside of the box

Get creative

When it comes to fun and you’re sharing dishes like these, there’s no need to feel constrained by the rules. Don’t have any cakes to show off your serving dome? Well simply use it for something entirely different. These white chocolate fruit skewers are great as an alternative sweet treat. Simply skewer melon, mango, blackberries and raspberries before dipping in melted white chocolate. Delicious.

Gastro goods

Want to get the look at home? Opt for chunky pieces in neutral shades – they give any soirée a sense of understated style.

1. Rustic Black Mini Saucepan, £8 | 2. Oak and Marble Two Toned Paddle
Board, £16 | 3. Round Two Toned Paddle Board, £16 | 4. Collection Rustic Black
Mini Cast Iron Casserole Dish, £10

Read more of Georgina’s fab food ideas at: fuggleantics.blogspot.co.uk

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