In the same understated, covetable style as her husband’s interiors, May Vervoordt’s recipes bring out the essence of fresh ingredients in simple yet exceptional dishes. The name Vervoordt is synonymous with effortless sophistication and quality. Over the past 25 years, Axel and May Vervoordt have cultivated a reputation for excellence in the fields of art, interior design, and entertaining. Renowned for her prowess as a hostess, May shares 107 seasonal recipes for entertaining in style in this contemporary cookbook. With an emphasis on bringing out the essence of individual ingredients, and cooking in harmony with the seasons for freshness and flavor, May-in typical Vervoordt fashion-demonstrates that simplicity is the ultimate sophistication. Her dishes are easy to prepare, original, and healthful, and still allow the home chef time to enjoy the meal with guests. Grouped by season, the recipes offer a broad selection for all occasions, including Pumpkin-Ginger Tapenade Bruschetta with a Hazelnut Crunch, Mango and Sweet Potato Salad, Lemon-Sage Baked Cod, Sesame-Tarragon Chicken, Carrot-Apple-Ginger Juice, and Chocolate Fondant Cake with Pear Sorbet. Close-ups of the recipes are complemented by lifestyle photographs offering an insider’s glimpse into the elegant Vervoordt residence. The interiors blend antique pieces with modern art to create harmoniously contemporary spaces, and provide a stunning backdrop for May’s dishes.