Gather – The Art of Paleo Entertaining | Our Next Cookbook

We are pleased to formally announce and unveil our next cookbook, titled

Gather, the Art of Paleo Entertaining

Gather Cookbook Hayley and Bill


As you may know, we wrote our first cookbook –Make it Paleo– a year and a half ago. With 215 recipes gracing 448 pages, the book was a massive undertaking which all but drained us of our desire to ever cook again. We filled Make it Paleo with all sorts of recipes: breakfasts, side dishes, soups, salads, sauces and dressings, entrees, and an infamously massive treats and cheats section. We truly aimed for the fences with that book, and still feel like it was a home run. We LOVE Make it Paleo, and it will always hold a special place in our hearts as our first book. Throughout the process of developing and photographing recipes for that book, we started thinking about what we would want our next book to be. Then, in the final few pages, we left readers a clue to our follow up theme: meal plans and menus for any occasion. 

Our true passion as home cooks, bloggers, and food photographers is SHARING all this great food with family and friends. Quite simply, there is no greater joy for us than gathering around a warm and welcoming table with our dearest, and enjoying delicious, health-promoting food. About a month after Make it Paleo released, we were ready to get back to work, and started shooting recipes for Gather.

Paleo Thanksgiving Spread

Paleo Thanksgiving Pie


While we don’t want to ruin the surprise for you, here are some details we can share with you now:

  • 17 elegant menu spreads, including detailed shopping lists for each
  • 100 delicious dishes perfect for any gathering
  • Over 300 beautiful color photos, spanning 312 pages.
  • Tips and tricks to make entertaining fun and effortless
  • Thoughtful ideas on how to prepare dishes while enjoying the party you’re hosting
  • Shortcuts and sequencing suggestions to time everything just right

“With sixteen creative occasions for gathering, the book acts as your guide to planning any type of menu. Each spread lays out the essential ingredients for success: carefully selected dishes, photos of each recipe, shopping lists for the meal, and even tips to streamline your meal preparations. Gather is filled with recipes of all types and a wealth of vibrant photos to inspire you long after your last bite. Regardless of your skill level in the kitchen, Gather brings all of the planning elements together to make entertaining fun, relaxing, and most importantly: delicious!”

We’re also excited to announce that Gather will be a hardcover book– meaning that it’ll be much more sturdy and will lay flat when you’re cooking out of it! Neat, huh!? At 10″ x 10″ and almost 300 pages, it’s going to be a true presence in your kitchen, on your coffee table, or in your bookshelf. As always, it is our goal to capture beautiful images for each recipe that will captivate anyone holding the book. We want to continue to show people that Paleo is easy and for everyone!

Without further ado – here is a look inside the book!

Paleo Rooftop Dinner

Berry Cobbler with Vanilla Bean Ice Cream

Bill's Family

Backyard Paleo Picnic Shoot

Paleo Brunch

Garden Party Dinner

Traditional Tea Party

Paleo Scones with Apple Butter

So what’s left to shoot? Well, we don’t want to spoil every surprise for the book, but we DO have shoots lined up in DC, San Francisco, and the Bahamas over the next two months. Some of these shoots may even involve some of your favorite Paleo bloggers!  We’ll keep you guys posted with details and more pics. Thank you all for your excitement on our facebook page and our friend’s facebook pages. We love you guys – thank you for your support!

Gather will hit the shelves April 30, 2013.

Pre-order your copy today!

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    1. Susan Jones
      September 27, 2012

      Love your first book and website! I love entertaining my friends and serving them Paleo meals. If you need a 50-something year old Paleo-ite to help out in San Francisco – I’m yours!

    2. arbowman
      September 27, 2012

      any seattle shoots planned? would love to meet you guys!

    3. Lisa@SwissPaleo
      September 27, 2012

      Wow! I wrote a post yesterday about throwing a paleo dinner party so I’m really excited about this great news! If you ever want to do a cozy food photo shoot with mountains we’d love to have you here in Switzerland anytime 😉

    4. September 27, 2012

      Sold! Seriously I’ve never preordered a book so fast! I just wish it was out in time for the holidays!!!

      I’m also based out of DC and would love to help in any way if needed!!!

    5. susanhoover
      Supporting Member
      September 27, 2012

      Can’t wait for the new cookbook – I absolutely love your first one. Please post when you will be in the DC area!

    6. September 27, 2012

      Ohhh this book looks absolutely wonderful!! I LOVE entertaining and always desire playing hostess! I will have to add it to my collection for sure.

      By the way — I noticed that Hayley’s name is mentioned first on this one down at the bottom…cool! 🙂

    7. September 27, 2012

      I absolutely love the idea for this book! Trying to come up with meal ideas for a dinner party can be so frustrating, so it will be nice having a guide. I love your other book and wouldn’t have been so successful on my Paleo journey without it. Thanks for what you do!

    8. September 27, 2012

      Yes, it just looked odd on the last cover to have the names in that order given the photo above. Otherwise, I’m old fashioned and always put my lady first. 🙂

    9. kelly
      Supporting Member
      September 27, 2012

      Pre-ordered… wow you guys are tireless! These teasers are gorgeous. I may have to up my entertaining once this arrives. I have yet to host a party that is entirely paleo for everyone from start to finish but I have a feeling I’ll be prepared once I have this beauty in hand. Can’t wait!

    10. themegababe
      September 27, 2012

      Wow. What a great cookbook! I love entertaining and we are trying to cook paleo more often, so this will be fantastic. I can’t wait to see it once it is all put together. And congrats on all of the crazy busy awesomeness in your life!

    11. skystwrt
      Supporting Member
      September 27, 2012

      This looks amazing. Any ideas when it will become available for pre-order at Barnes & Noble? Thanks!

    12. Brightonrestaurants
      September 28, 2012

      What a spectacle of Fine Dining. Lovely Pictures, Amazing !

    13. September 29, 2012

      Will there be a non-US version with Celsius and metric recipes?

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