House Beautiful Entertaining

House Beautiful Entertaining

by House Beautiful Magazine Editors, Jane Ellis, Margaret Kennedy, Louis Oliver Gropp, Margaret Kennedy
     
 
Extraordinary secrets from the world's best-known hosts

What's the difference between an awkward gathering and the buzz of a great party? It's the host-and the way the host orchestrates each element to put the guests at ease, from the lighting to the seating to the meal itself. Entertaining is about much more than the food. It's about sociability and atmosphere,

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Extraordinary secrets from the world's best-known hosts

What's the difference between an awkward gathering and the buzz of a great party? It's the host-and the way the host orchestrates each element to put the guests at ease, from the lighting to the seating to the meal itself. Entertaining is about much more than the food. It's about sociability and atmosphere, planning and style.

In House Beautiful Entertaining we visit the kitchens of some of the best-known hosts in the United States and Europe and learn their entertaining secrets: a casual outdoor lunch with Patricia Wells, a picnic with Edna Lewis, an authentic Provencale Christmas dinner, a lunch with Alice Waters. House Beautiful editors have selected over 150 of their favorite recipes, from the fancy-Daniel Boulud's beloved chocolate desserts-to the exotic-a Moroccan feast-to the comforting- a hearty cassoulet from chef Henry Meer-to the homey-a family Thanksgiving dinner. Along the way we learn the secrets behind classic party dishes, from how to make the lightest souffle to how to bake the most luscious fruit tart.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780688150976
Publisher:
Hearst Books
Publication date:
10/03/1997
Pages:
192
Product dimensions:
9.40(w) x 11.30(h) x 0.87(d)

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