Tables bring people together. From breakfast to brunch, Sunday lunch to afternoon tea, dinner to supper, a shared meal with family and friends connects us back to life and the things that matter.Gabriel Gate's Indulgences will help you bring the pleasure of the shared table back into your weekends, holidays and special occasions.Wake up to French eggs en cocotte (brought to you in bed of course). Leisurely pick your way through a lunch of Mediterranean Barbecued Quail and Marinated Capsicums. Over afternoon tea or coffee have a second slice of Gabriel's Flourless Chocolate, Orange and Hazelnut Cake. Fortify yourself for the week ahead with a steaming bowl of Bouillabaisse and Chicken Cooked in Pinot Noir.Here are 150 recipes for celebration and sustenance that make use of the freshest produce available from the butcher, the baker, the grocer and the fishmonger. Romantic dinners for two. Comforting stews and casseroles. Simple, homely pasta. Refreshing salads. Luscious, sticky desserts (and you get to lick the bowl clean, too).Protect your little corner of the week jealously. Nourish your body and soul with Indulgences.Gabriel Gate has cooked with some of France's most talented mast;Since coming to Australia, he has established himself as one of the country's leading communicators on food and cookery. Gabriel is the author of fourteen cookbooks and has presented many cookery shows on television. He is a food writer for several magazines and has a regular spot on radio.