Cooking with Friends

Want to Throw the Perfect Dinner Party?

Or a cocktail party that won’t be forgotten?
Want to to plan a menu so all the food is ready at the same time?

Cooking with Friends brings fun back to entertaining with 12 menus inspired by the way we live today and over 80 fresh recipes that you’ll make even when you’re only entertaining yourself. Each menu includes a cocktail, appetizer, main course, sides, dessert and wine pairing ideas. We even include a game plan so you know when to make what.

Pre-order now for a chance to win a $5000 Williams-Sonoma gift card and get our digital bonus menu!


Our book has been designed so that all the recipes in a menu can be prepared by a handful of co-hosts cooking as a team in just a few hours.

Dishes don’t require the same tools or appliances at the same time, so you can prepare the entree on the cooktop while one friend preps the salad near the sink and another mixes cake batter on the kitchen table.

Less stress means entertaining together more often.


What’s In The Book? Over 80 New Recipes

Main Attractions, like

  • Roasted Duck Breast with Spiced Cherry Sauce

  • Whole Baked Salmon Side with Horseradish Cream

  • Ribeye with Caesar Butter fuses two steakhouse classics

  • One-Pan Cheddar Mac ‘n’ Cheese

Easy Appetizers (and fancy ones too), like

  • Ranch-Crusted Baby Back Ribs with Buttermilk Ranch Dipping Sauce

  • Goat Cheese Stuffed Pepperoncini

  • Smoky Shishito Dip with Raw Veggies

Versatile Salads & Sides

  • Winter Salad with Almonds and Aleppo Pepper

  • Green Bean Poutine

  • Asparagus with Tarragon Vinaigrette

Cocktails for Crowd-pleasing, including

  • Basil Tequila Gimlet

  • Cold-Brew Coffee Cocktail

  • Cucumber Martini with Pickled Vegetables

Pre-order Now and Get a Bonus Menu Free

Bonus Menu

Bonus menu

When you order our cookbook before May 7 you’ll also get our digital bonus menu free! Just purchase the book at any of our partners, then enter our Master Entertainer $5000 sweepstakes with your receipt code. Everyone who enters receives a free digital download of our “Spring Opener” bonus menu

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Want to Be a Party Pro?

After you pre-order the cookbook, enter our Party Pro Sweepstakes* for a chance to win the ultimate entertaining kit — worth $5000!

Just pre-order the book now at any of our partners, then enter our sweepstakes and forward a photo of your receipt (or forward your digital receipt for online orders) to

One winner will receive a $5000 gift card to Williams-Sonoma!

(*no purchase necessary to win; see details for full details)

Praise for Cooking with Friends


“Nothing is better than cooking with and for friends and loved ones, and this book makes it easy and accessible to do just that. Geoff and Todd’s Cooking with Friends is an amazing resource for fostering togetherness, and with its vibrant pictures and modern recipes, you can find something in here for you no matter your taste or skill level.”




“In case you haven’t been paying attention, Geoff Bartakovics and his tireless team at Tasting Table have become the last word on food trends and modern, craveable cooking. It’s no wonder Cooking with Friends is so brilliantly conceived. With signature wit and definitive directions for throwing the best parties ever, it’s much more than a cookbook. It’s a manifesto for how we all aspire to entertain: with confidence, surrounded by friends, and overflowing with plenty of delicious memories in the making.”


Food Critic, Television Host and Author of Bringing it Home


“This is a brilliant collection of recipes meant to treat entertaining like a team sport— which is how it should be.”



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12 Menus for the Way We Live Now

Click a menu to see the food and drink


We hope this book will inspire you to gather more often with the people you love.

To feed friendship regularly with shared experience and table-shaking laughter.

To create lasting memories through meals made and enjoyed together….


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