How do you celebrate your son's graduation, a family reunion, the Super Bowl? With a party!
Parties! is a totally manageable, appealing, and accessible book on how to make the kind of parties people really want to have. Form the simplest spur-of-the-moment dinner to a lavish cocktail party, the twenty menus cover as many different occasions: a homecoming, an Easter egg hunt, a fortieth wedding anniversary. The events are only suggestions; for example, the wonderful food recommended for the adults' Halloween party would be welcome at any autumn dinner. Each menu is illustrated with at least one four-color photographthere are seventy-five glorious pictures in the book.
There is no outrageous culinary one-upmanship here, but there is a menu for a delectable traditiona cookie exchange at Christmas: thirteen recipes, for berry trifle and spiced cider wassail bowl and gingerbread persons and lemon lebkuchen and citrus bars and, most important, a blueprint for making it all good and making it all easy. Each menu has two features that all party givers will applaud: "In Advance," telling how far ahead something can be made and how to store it without diminishing its taste and visual appeal; and "If Time Is Short..."what ingredients can be store-bought without sacrificing taste or texture.
Melanie and Brooke provide al the strategic tips for success: decorations, music, toasts, even what to do if the weather is uncooperative. But real-life parties stand and fall with the food, and it is to that that the most attention is paid. The 150 recipes for delicious, stylish, and imaginative dishes will leave guests satisfied and impressed and the host and hostess relaxed and able to enjoy the party themselves.
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Melanie Barnard is a food writer and monthly columnist for Bon Appetit magazine. Her many cookbooks include Parties, Cheap Eats, Low-Fat Grilling, and Marinades.
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Book Description Harpercollins, 1992. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0060165960
Book Description Harpercollins, 1992. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 1st. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0060165960