Cooking for Crowds

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How an arts organization celebrates and raises funds, endearing members and donors with terrific dinners. From simple inspiration to entire meals, soup to nuts, this cookbook and guide to creatively themed gourmet parties shows the way to win hearts and contributions.
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Overview

How an arts organization celebrates and raises funds, endearing members and donors with terrific dinners. From simple inspiration to entire meals, soup to nuts, this cookbook and guide to creatively themed gourmet parties shows the way to win hearts and contributions.
■ 10 complete party menus
■ 112 recipes scaled for 8 to 50 dinner guests
■ Wines and cocktails
■ Party planning for large-scale dinners
■ Essential kitchen tools
■ Resources for cooks
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780615332987
  • Publisher: A Cappella Publishing
  • Publication date: 4/16/2010
  • Pages: 228
  • Product dimensions: 10.00 (w) x 8.00 (h) x 0.59 (d)

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  • Posted November 19, 2010

    Great recipes and practical advice

    I've made a number of these recipes (such as Olive Tapanade, Palm Beach Brownies, Chocolate Espresso Truffles) and they are always a hit with guests. The instructions are clear, leaving little to chance. Especially useful in this book are the "Party Planners" at the beginning of each section, which provide a preparation strategy in the form of a calendar of activities leading up to your event (example: "One day in advance - Make toast and vegetable mix for Bruschetta"). Even if you have a shelf full of cookbooks, this is the one you'll turn to again and again when you're throwing a party.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 3, 2010

    Great addition to my cookbook library - makes a wonderful gift, too.

    I don't do big parties, but this cookbook makes planning even a small dinner party a breeze. It's well laid out, very helpful, extremely well written, and fun. The recipes are clear and easy to follow - and they provide great inspiration. And if you don't want to do a whole big meal, just pick out a recipe you like and take it from there. Makes a great gift either for people who already like to cook, or those who want to learn.

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  • Posted April 30, 2010

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    Elegant fundraisers to church socials or family&friends...this helps!

    This is party planning and patron pleasing at its best. The non-profit music group that occasioned these dinners and the avocational chefs who made the meals really know what they're doing. Yet this cookbook is a useful guide for anyone charged with meals for multitudes. Starting with 8, but you can easily cut the recipes in half for an intimate foursome. The book charmingly portrays the events and foreign tours of the group, with some insights to the dynamics of the organization, and with each chapter another great meal inspired by the experience is presented with a soup-to-nuts, aperitif to port complete meal. I recommend this book for any serious cook or fundraiser.

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