Martha's Entertaining: A Year of Celebrations

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In this exquisite and very personal book, Martha Stewart welcomes you into her world, where she entertains in the expressive and beautiful style that she has made so famous. Whether a simple blueberry breakfast on a Sunday morning in Maine or a more lavish holiday dinner at Bedford, each of the gatherings is equally memorable, for what Martha cherishes above all is spending time and sharing delicious food with her family and friends.
 
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Overview

In this exquisite and very personal book, Martha Stewart welcomes you into her world, where she entertains in the expressive and beautiful style that she has made so famous. Whether a simple blueberry breakfast on a Sunday morning in Maine or a more lavish holiday dinner at Bedford, each of the gatherings is equally memorable, for what Martha cherishes above all is spending time and sharing delicious food with her family and friends.
 
“A meal of substantial finger foods with ingenious cocktails, a sit-down formal dinner, a buffet supper, or something more relaxed such as a backyard barbecue—each is a welcome and inviting way to entertain,” writes Martha. Featuring elegant and casual affairs held throughout the year and a diverse collection of enticing recipes, Martha’s Entertaining shows us—in the broadest and most lovely fashion—what it really means to entertain and host today. From an afternoon Easter egg hunt for children to a festive Halloween dinner held inside her horse stable; from a sophisticated cocktail party on a friend’s yacht in New York Harbor to a spring garden fête amid the most glorious beds of peonies, Martha’s parties offer a glimpse inside her beautiful homes. Each is unforgettable and endlessly inspiring.
 
All of the events feature menus and stories for dreaming and planning, as well as delicious yet approachable recipes: Tomato and Gruyère Toasts, Mini Crab Cakes with Tarragon Tartar Sauce, Tiny Tuna Burgers, Leek and Porcini Risotto, Wild-Mushroom Lasagna, Braised Short Ribs, Roast Turkey Breast with Sage Butter, Rhubarb Crumbles, Blueberry Jam Tartlets, and Chocolate Honey Ice Cream with Butterscotch Sauce, plus some of Martha’s favorite drinks, including Pomegranate Cosmopolitans and Honeydew Mojitos. Mix and match the recipes to create your own distinctive occasion.
 
Set among Martha’s dining rooms, kitchens, gardens, and patios, this is her most intimate book yet, a new classic for hosts and home cooks of every generation.
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For three years, Martha Stewart fans have been eagerly anticipating this standalone companion to her classic Entertaining. The long wait is over. This exquisite coffee table hardcover lives up to every expectation. In its 432 pages, the queen of domesticity shares easy-to-follow recipes, detailed menus, and expert guidance for every variety of social occasion, formal or informal. Whether it's an elaborate Sunday sit-down dinner, a casual backyard get-together, or a festive children's Easter Egg hunt, Martha's Entertaining will shepherd you through all the details to guarantee success. As usual, the accompaniments are elegant: The photographs, including many by Frederic Lagrange, whet appetites as they please other senses. One of the gifts of the season.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780307396464
  • Publisher: Crown Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 10/25/2011
  • Pages: 432
  • Sales rank: 188,572
  • Product dimensions: 10.20 (w) x 11.30 (h) x 1.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Martha Stewart
MARTHA STEWART is the founder of Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, as well as the author of dozens of bestselling books on cooking, entertaining, gardening, weddings, and decorating. She is the host of The Martha Stewart Show, the Emmy-winning daily national program. MSLO publishes several magazines, including Martha Stewart Living; produces Martha Stewart Living Radio, channel 110 on Sirius satellite radio; produces merchandise for a broad group of retailers; and provides a wealth of ideas and information at marthastewart.com.
 
CHEF PIERRE SCHAEDELIN is the owner of an events and catering company based in New York, PS Tailored Events. A native of Alsace, France, Pierre began cooking at the age of sixteen. Since then he has worked as an executive chef in many notable restaurants around the world and with many esteemed chefs, including Marc Haeberlin and Alain Ducasse. He was also executive chef at Le Cirque from 1999 until 2006, when he left the restaurant to cook for Martha Stewart and to collaborate with her on the recipes and menus for this book.
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  • Posted January 18, 2012

    Great resource!

    Very creative and excellent presentation with pictures and how to's. I especially liked the idea of a stuffed pumpkin which I will try in the fall.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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