Esquire's Handbook for Hosts: A Time-Honored Guide to the Perfect Party

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This classic on the art of throwing a party offers secrets from fifty years ago that will make your average affair into a fabulous one.

In This Book You'll Find:

- Over 300 refreshing recipes for cocktails, punch, eggnog, coffees and other drinks

- Over 200 sumptuous recipes for hors d'oeuvres, main dishes, soups and salads

- Entertaining conversation starters, tips and suggestions

- Hilarious games and party tricks

- An etiquette refresher course and clothing suggestions

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Overview

This classic on the art of throwing a party offers secrets from fifty years ago that will make your average affair into a fabulous one.

In This Book You'll Find:

- Over 300 refreshing recipes for cocktails, punch, eggnog, coffees and other drinks

- Over 200 sumptuous recipes for hors d'oeuvres, main dishes, soups and salads

- Entertaining conversation starters, tips and suggestions

- Hilarious games and party tricks

- An etiquette refresher course and clothing suggestions

- Effective hangover cures

- 365 excuses for a party

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781579120436
  • Publisher: Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers, Inc.
  • Publication date: 2/1/1999
  • Pages: 288
  • Product dimensions: 5.64 (w) x 10.22 (h) x 1.05 (d)

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Something for the Girls

Pink Lady

1 oz. gin

1/2 oz. applejack

White of one egg

Juice of 1/2 lime

Couple dashes of Grenadine, strawberry syrup or raspberry syrup Shake vigorously with cracked ice. Strain. Sprig of mint optional decoration.

Something for the Boys

Brainstorm

1/4 French Vermouth

1/4 benedictine

1/2 best rye whiskey

Stir well with ice and float orange peel on top.

Beer Cheese Cake

1 pound cream cheese

4 eggs, beaten

1/4 cup melted butter

1/2 cup sugar

2 tbsp. flour

3 ounces currants - raisins

1 cup beer

grated rind of 1 lemon

Rub the cheese through a sieve - add the eggs, sugar and other ingredients. Line an 8 x 3 pan with ordinary pie dough. Spread the mixture evenly in the pan and bake in a medium hot oven for 1 1/2 hours.

Excerpted from Esquire's Handbook For Hosts. Copyright (c) 1999. Reprinted with permission by BD&L.

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Table of Contents

EAT

How to use this book

Equipment

How to serve

Canapes

Caviar

Soups

Fish

Steak

Stew

Game

Continental Cooking

Sauces

Salads

Desserts

Cheese

Coffee

Midnight Snacks

Picnic Supper

Eat Alone And Like It

Breakfast

A Prize Bunch

Eggs

Carving

DRINK

Tips on Technique

What the Well-Dressed Bar Will Wear

Stocking The Cellar

Bartender's Box Score

Cocktails

Wines

Aperitifs

After-Dinner Drinks

Highballs

Beer

Punches

Eggnog

Pick-me-ups

"Tipples" for Teetotalers

AND BE MERRY

The Sober Duty of a Host

Is there a Drunk in the House?

S'prise!

Speed the Parting Guest

Be Prepared

How to Keep the Party Going

Good Talk

Games

Brain Teasers

Kinship Puzzles

Tricks

- And Dirty Tricks

After-Dinner Witchcraft

Quizzes

How Attractive Are You to Men?

How Attractive Are You to Women?

365 Excuses for a Party

Etiquette Refresher

What the Well-Dressed Host Will Wear

Answers

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 20, 2000

    A great read for any age!

    I am thrilled this book is re-released! I had found an old copy of one page I had from years ago, and wondered if I could find it. What luck it's newly re-released. Great nostalgia for the parents/grandparents. With all due respect,a hilariously funny read in regards to what was 'right and wrong' many years ago. Plus it does have some time-honored information that could serve as a 'reminder' to us all.

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