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Known for her creative and imaginative meals, Susan Mason has catered parties for the most exclusive private homes and social clubs, on airplanes, in cemeteries, on movie sets, and in secret hideaways for the rich and famous. Her clients have included Tom Hanks, Bill Cosby, Wynton Marsalis, and Clint Eastwood. Here, Mason offers over 80 recipes, as well as useful tips, quotes from celebrity clients, and anecdotes of her varied ï¿½delicious and gorgeousï¿½ catering experiences.
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In addition to more than eighty artful recipes, Susan Mason's Silver Service throws open the drawing-room doors of Savannah's loveliest homes and allows us to share the grace and beauty of Southern entertaining. Her tasty and tasteful recipes will quickly become your favorites for any occasion.
The list of celebrities who have enjoyed Susan's cooking includes Tom Hanks and his wife, Rita Wilson, Wynton Marsalis, Andrï¿½ Leon Tally, Ben Affleck, Oscar de la Renta, and many more. Born with a silver tongue, this Southern belle takes us behind the scenes in planning important parties, honestly and hilariously relating her experiences of what can go wrong and how to make sure that everything runs smoothly (hint: a glass of good wine for the chef helps!).
Born in Dothan, Alabama, Susan Mason has become the most sought-after caterer in Savannah, Georgia. She credits her success to three things: top-quality ingredients, abundant spreads, and elegant presentation. Her cooking has been featured in two previous books, Savoring Savannah and Cooking with Herbs, as well as in magazines, including Elle Dï¿½cor, Veranda, Southern Accents, and Esquire.
Author of several nonfiction books, including Ephemeral City: Cite Looks at Houston and Houston's Forgotten Heritage, Barrie is the executive director of AIA Houston and a longtime friend and client of Susan's.From the Back Cover:
Susan Mason has built a legendary catering business in Savannah, Georgia, that reaches throughout the South and beyond. Her elegant and creative dishes grace the tables of the most exclusive private homes, and she is equally imaginative in catering parties on yachts, in gardens, on movie sets, and in secret celebrity hideaways on both coasts.
Enter the elegant world of Southern entertaining and learn the secrets of cooking for "the upper crust." Susan covers the ins and outs of staging fabulous parties, creating beautiful (and edible!) table decorations, and planning the perfect wedding reception.
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