After catering for many years, Paula Smith began to share recipes that resonated with family, friends, and clients in a monthly food column. She also shared pictures of her food with recipes, her passion for flower arranging and her knack for creating pretty dining spaces on social media. The feedback was beyond encouraging and enlightening.
Prior to the shutdown of our country with the COVID-19 pandemic, Paula sensed a common craving by many to get back in the kitchen armed with fresh, simple and approachable recipes that never fail and never disappoint.
This is what Cooking & Dining with Heart and Soul is all about. The kitchen may be the heart of the home but Paula has always believed the dining room is the soul of the home. Time around a family dining table nourishes all of us in many ways for years to come.
This delightful thoughtfully laid out cookbook is divided into sections of fresh and simple gourmet recipes Paula has compiled for decades and have resonated with family, friends and clients alike.
Cooking & Dining with Heart and Soul is in hardback form with over 200 pages.
It includes more than 100 recipes with many helpful tips, beautiful photography of stunning food that is visually appealing and pretty tablescapes created by Paula.
This must-have cookbook takes you from sips & starters all the way to sides & sweets!
Business owner, MaryBeth Johnston in Dallas, Texas said it best, “Opening the beautiful pages of Paula’s new book, it’s as if a good friend has come to your home; gently encouraging and instilling confidence in you to invest the time to prepare a meal for your family. Paula knows firsthand the reward is priceless…. fellowship, conversation, delicious meals and making memories with family and friends around your table.”