The America's Test Kitchen Menu Cookbook: Your Guide to Hosting Stress-Free Dinner Parties and Holiday Feasts

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The America's Test Kitchen Menu Cookbook: Kitchen-Tested Menus for Foolproof Dinner Parties: 51 Menus for Every Occasion Plus Strategies that Guarantee Less Stress and Better Food

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Everyday home cooking is one thing; dinner parties and holiday get-togethers quite another. Planning and logistics are complicated. Unless your spouse is a master chef and you have infinite kitchen space, you have to think through everything to avoid a personal meltdown. America's Test Kitchen Menu Cookbook dissolves the stress of preparation by focusing on every element of the occasion; from the overall themed menus to individual recipes for appetizers, main courses, sides, desserts, and drinks; make-ahead instructions; tips about shopping and supplies; time budgeting and temperature issues; and more. The best way we know to make you part of the party.

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The editors at America's Test Kitchen give fellow perfectionists a menu for nearly every week of the year (51 are included here) in this thematically-grouped collection of meals. Those accustomed to ATK's in-depth instructions will be able to navigate the 250 recipes with relative ease. However, those used to skimming an ingredient list and firing up the oven will likely be surprised, as many of these seemingly straightforward recipes require extra preparation. Patient adherence to the clear, pointed instructions will be rewarded and those questioning the need for extra tools or time will appreciate the additional tips that accompany each recipe to ensure proper execution. As usual, the dishes themselves are unassailable and themed menus for vegetarian, Italian, and French meals that will enable hosts to turn out full courses with complimentary flavors (rough timelines are included for each menu). Salient tips on advanced techniques, last-minute recipes, and ingredient substitutions should inspire confidence and soothe fears of even the greenest chef-to-be. (Oct.)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781933615905
  • Publisher: America's Test Kitchen
  • Publication date: 10/1/2011
  • Pages: 344
  • Sales rank: 223,914
  • Product dimensions: 8.40 (w) x 11.00 (h) x 1.20 (d)

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    TK is the Best!

    Yet another great addition to the Test Kitchen library of wonderful full menu ideas for entertaining.

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