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Entertaining on the Run: Easy Menus for Faster Lives
     

Entertaining on the Run: Easy Menus for Faster Lives

by Marlene Sorosky, Teri Sandison (Illustrator)
 
People today live their lives on the run and often entertain that way. Bestselling author Marlene Sorosky has put together innovative menus, never-fail recipes, and creative presentation ideas for entertaining that work with our speed-of-light lifestyle.

Entertaining on the Run is more than a compilation of fast and fantastic recipes that you can depend on

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People today live their lives on the run and often entertain that way. Bestselling author Marlene Sorosky has put together innovative menus, never-fail recipes, and creative presentation ideas for entertaining that work with our speed-of-light lifestyle.

Entertaining on the Run is more than a compilation of fast and fantastic recipes that you can depend on every time. It's a complete party-planning guide from one of the country's leading experts and includes everything you need to throw a terrific party.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Sorosky ( Cookery for Entertaining ) observes, ``There is no question about it, in today's frenetic world, with little time and money to spare, we need to find more casual and relaxed ways to entertain without running ourselves ragged.'' And so her book takes shortcuts, endorses healthier food (e.g., ``less fat'') and also considers the prospect of team-cooked festivities (``the burden on the host is reduced''). She organizes her book by genre and theme, such as the grill (``Round Moon Japanese Box Supper,'' ``Grilled Paella Party'') and morning fare (``Brunch on the Mediterranean,'' ``Breakfast for Weekend Guests''), offers general advice and outlines many well-planned, imaginative recipes. (Included are ``extra points'' sidebars that propose more elaborate preparations--e.g., ``make a circus wagon'' for a child's circus-theme birthday party--than the bare minimum.) The author's range, efficiency and inventiveness combine to persuade and entertain before her readers have set out their mixing bowls; it will be difficult even for the hard-pressed to resist her call to throw a party. Photos not seen by PW. BOMC HomeStyle main selection . (May)
Barbara Jacobs
Only the very rich or the very talented cook, it seems, can face entertaining without trepidation. Though there is no substitute for hands-on work in the kitchen, food writer and newspaper columnist Sorosky tries to streamline almost anyone's efforts at party giving. Her innovations include having a game plan or schedule, which lists what has to be done and when; extra points, those touches that make entertaining special (e.g., creative invitations and place cards and table settings); and some mighty inventive menus. Her more than 180 recipes mix cuisines for serendipitous results. For diet watchers, she includes nutritional analyses plus suggestions for further calorie trimming.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780688120771
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
05/23/1994
Pages:
299
Product dimensions:
8.49(w) x 10.27(h) x 1.43(d)

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