Dinner for Eight: 40 Great Dinner Party Menus for Friends and Family

Dinner for Eight: 40 Great Dinner Party Menus for Friends and Family

by Denise Landis
     
 

"Denise Landis knows what makes a recipe work every time."—Nigella Lawson

"Denise Landis understands the true meaning of the quality of life."—Mollie Katzen  See more details below

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"Denise Landis knows what makes a recipe work every time."—Nigella Lawson

"Denise Landis understands the true meaning of the quality of life."—Mollie Katzen

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Library Journal
Landis has been a recipe tester for the New York Times for 14 years, so she knows how to write a good recipe. Now she offers 40 seasonal menus based on the food she most likes to cook. Some are her own recipes, some have appeared in the Times, and others were inspired by recipes from Times writers, chefs, and other contributors. Most of the menus-which consist of an hors d'oeuvre, appetizer, entree, side dish, and dessert-are fairly complicated, with long ingredients lists. Even experienced cooks may find a dinner of Snow Peas Stuffed with Mascarpone, Baked Stuffed Clams, Risotto with Sage and Prosciutto, Fiddlehead Salad, and Bulgarian Baklava-the first menu in the book-rather daunting; however, many of the dishes can be prepared at least partially in advance. Relative novices will find books like Ted Allen's The Food You Want To Eat and Francine Maroukian's Esquire Eats: How To Feed Your Friends and Lovers more suitable, but cooks who love to entertain will appeciate Landis's title. Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780312325817
Publisher:
St. Martin's Press
Publication date:
11/01/2005
Edition description:
First Edition
Pages:
304
Product dimensions:
7.66(w) x 9.36(h) x 1.04(d)

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Denise Landis is a longtime recipe tester for The New York Times. She lives in New Hampshire. This is her first book.

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