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Big Platter Cookbook: Cooking and Entertaining for a Crowd
     

Big Platter Cookbook: Cooking and Entertaining for a Crowd

by Lou Jane Temple, Steven Rothfeld (Photographer), A. Cort Sinnes
 
In The Big Platter Cookbook, seasoned hosts and food writers Lou Jane Temple and A. Cort Sinnes serve up more than 100 full-flavored, crowd-pleasing, incredibly convenient recipes that reflect a new casual approach to cooking and entertaining. The cook can prepare these delectable meals in advance, arrange them on platters, then kick back and enjoy the party! Please

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In The Big Platter Cookbook, seasoned hosts and food writers Lou Jane Temple and A. Cort Sinnes serve up more than 100 full-flavored, crowd-pleasing, incredibly convenient recipes that reflect a new casual approach to cooking and entertaining. The cook can prepare these delectable meals in advance, arrange them on platters, then kick back and enjoy the party! Please your guests -- and yourself -- with soul-satisfying entrees like Cowboy Cassoulet, Bourbon and Coke Short Ribs, and Salad Nicoise with Swordfish and Black Rice. And take note of specialties like Eggplant Roll-Ups with Caramelized Onions and Cafe Lulu's Macaroni and Cheese that are perfect for either main dishes or sides. Many of the recipes are made with ease on the grill -- even a Thanksgiving turkey! -- and seafood recipes, ethnic specialties, and vegetarian entrees abound.

Organized by the seasons for easy entertaining year round, The Big Platter Cookbook includes chapters on starters and desserts to round out any meal. Menu suggestions sprinkled throughout offer inspiration for Big Platter celebrations, including a New Year's Day Pig Party, a Napa Valley Harvest Feast, and a Summer Street Food Party. And tips on how to prepare the food in advance help home cooks make the most of their limited time. Every main dish is paired with wine recommendations to complement this casual fare. Big Platter cooking and entertaining embodies a generosity of spirit and the spirit of generosity. It is distinctly unfussy, full-flavored, and homey. To family and friends, it says "Come in, sit down, make yourself at home -- there's plenty of room and plenty to eat!"

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781584793328
Publisher:
Abrams, Harry N., Inc.
Publication date:
09/01/2004
Pages:
192
Product dimensions:
9.37(w) x 9.37(h) x 0.75(d)

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