Bentonville blogger’s book offers dinner party tips

If your goal is to make and keep friends, then forget Pinterest perfection. That’s the message food blogger Abby Turner relates in her book, “The Living Table: Recipes and Devotions for Everyday Get Togethers” (DaySpring, April 2021).

“Make your home too party perfect and no one will have you over to their place,” she told me last week, when I called to congratulate her on her book. “If you invite people into an authentic home with the mess of life, you aren’t intimidating.”

Well, heck, then come on over!

In 208 deliciously photographed pages (where the food and its presentation

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