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Once the dizzying moment of a marriage proposal has been passed and the bride-to-be has accepted, her mind will be taken up with a million questions and problems, most of them worries over planning the wedding. Don't panic. Just turn to this great cookbook and wedding planner for all kinds of advice. The main chapters cover the proposal (the bride, the groom, the parents), organizing the wedding (family affair, the engagement, the rehearsal etc.), the reception (minimal wedding party, Christmas wedding, garden wedding, country style, exotic wedding), the wedding cake and many other recipes, and all other details a busy bride needs to keep track of to plan her dream day. Everything a frazzled bride needs to know, even how to fold napkins or how to cook homemade low calorie desserts, is in this wonderful wedding companion.
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Á taste of your dream wedding ... is what I plan to offer you in the pages of this book. All fairy tales and stories, books and romantic movies end with the hero kneeling down, asking his heroine to marry him while offering her his eternal love vows accompanied by the little velvet box holding the precious diamond-studded proof of his love. Happy endings are just the beginning in real life. Once the proposal you've always dreamed of has become reality, you land from cloud nine into the real world, and your brain is being stormed by millions of questions, when and where, who and how, the wedding dress, the reception, the guests, the parents, the church, the bridesmaids, the invitations. Relax and get organized. With the right planning, organizing your wedding will be as exciting as the wedding day itself. In the following pages you will discover all the small secrets and essential hints for a successful wedding, and all the useful information you need to know before you step up to the altar. The process of organizing a wedding is an interminable chain of pleasant chores, shopping, invitations and festivities. Live it to the full, it is unique and unforgettable. Don't avoid tradition, all it can bring is benefits and gifts, and will offer much joy to your parents and relatives. Invite your parents-in-law to your house, plan an engagement as glamorous as the wedding you are envisaging, treat your girlfriends to a wedding shower with homemade "low calorie" desserts, invite your close friends to the last wedding gown rehearsal and grab every chance to have a ball. The following recipes will guide you step-by-step through the correct and easy organization of the small celebrations leading to your wedding day. In my first book "Cooking: a Love Affair", you will find tips on how to "seduce" your other half, and my advice in it is: Get cooking! The message of my new book is to celebrate your love and ...Get Married!About the Author:
Alexia Alexiadou was born in Thessaloniki, Greece and received her MBA at City University, London. After working for a time in the field of finance, she gave it up to enter the world of gastronomy, thus following a family tradition. Her love of the ethnic cuisines she encountered while living in the USA, Great Britain and Italy, and her trips all over the world, from the capitals of Europe to far and exotic places like: Bali, Bangkong, Hong-Kong, Sydney, Beijing, Tokyo, Oahu, inspired her to write and publish her first cookbook, "Exotic Cuisine". Favorably received by modern Greek cooks, this exciting "taste" of the cuisines of Mexico, Hawaii and the Far East will soon be available in English.
Mrs Alexiadou's talent for imparting a fresh youthful air to traditional Greek and international dishes has made her a popular contributor to several Greek magazines and newspapers.
She frequently appears with her mother, Vefa Alexiadou, on Greece's popular Morning Coffee Show on Ant-1 TV station and together they have created the best-selling cookbook series, "20 Best Recipes for ... " which won international acclaim and the Diplome d' Honneur at the 1998 World Cookbook Fair at Perigord, France and which has sold in a total of 30 titles, more than 2,500,000 copies in Greece alone!
Her most current publication in cooperation with her mother, was a book of recipes without any animal protein or fat entitled "Sunny, Mediterrannean Cuisine".
She attended the 1999 TASTING AUSTRALIA event, with her mother where they were awarded the silver Laddle award for the photograph and recipe of Soused Sardine. She is an active member of the International Association of the Culinary Professionals.
Mrs Alexiadou latest publication Cooking: a Love Affair was presented in Greece on Valentine's Day 2001, in a glorious ceremony where more than 300 honored guests had the chance to "Taste" the book. The book is already a best seller in the Greek market and its English edition will be available in February 2002. Mrs Alexiadou now makes her home in Athens with her husband, Evangelos Kitsakis and their four year old daughter, Hara.
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Book Description Alba Editions, 2003. Hardcover. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # DADAX9609150861