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The Guide to Ridiculously Easy Entertaining - Tips from Marfreless
     

The Guide to Ridiculously Easy Entertaining - Tips from Marfreless

by Mike Riccetti
 

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Unlike the vast majority of books about entertaining, which are really about interior design or over-the-top decoration, are cookbooks, cocktail books, or seemingly vanity projects, "The Guide to Ridiculously Easy Entertaining" is different. It’s practical. It’s geared toward how people actually entertain today: conversing and enjoying the company of

Overview

Unlike the vast majority of books about entertaining, which are really about interior design or over-the-top decoration, are cookbooks, cocktail books, or seemingly vanity projects, "The Guide to Ridiculously Easy Entertaining" is different. It’s practical. It’s geared toward how people actually entertain today: conversing and enjoying the company of friends and acquaintances over good drink and food. This book provides the nuts-and-bolts information that people can really use when entertaining without being didactic and with a sense of humor. It covers all of the basics necessary for successful party planning, plus a lot more. Chock full of food and drink-related information, this book will become a handy reference to use when planning events and even for visiting restaurants or strolling the aisles of local wine, beer and liquor stores.

Editorial Reviews

Cindy Blum
"...an excellent reference guide. It contains a number of checklist outlining the amount and variety of alcohol, food, glassware and linens needed for events such as a cocktail party for 10 people for three hours. The 52-page glossary includes sections on wine and wine styles, beer, cheese, herbs and spices, as well as basic cooking terms. There are decorating tips, event themes, background music suggestions, and even instructions on how to arrange for valet parking."
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The Guide to Ridiculously Easy Entertaining: Tips from Marfreless is much more than a compilation of party favorite appetizer, drink, and side dish recipes (such as Bacon & Tomato Tartlets, Super Bowl Punch, or Potatoes & Stilton Gratin). The majority of The Guide to Ridiculously Easy Entertaining lives up to its title in that it walks the reader through exactly how to plan and throw a gala social event....
Peggy Grodinsky
"...bulging with advice on party-giving...there's plenty of sensible, less obvious information here that hosts will find handy."
Rosemary Black
"In a tone that is informative and reassuring...explains everything you need to know to throw a great bash...."
Teresa Byrne-Dodge
"...a guide for entertaining in the 21st century...lots of good party-food recipes, too."

Product Details

BN ID:
2940012855091
Publisher:
Tempus Fugit Press
Publication date:
07/05/2011
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
634 KB

Meet the Author

Mike Riccetti is the author of the successful Houston Dining on the Cheap guidebooks and Houston Dining 2011. His most recent effort is the eBook, From the Antipasto to the Zabaglione - The Story of Italian Restaurants in America. He regularly contributes to several publications concerning food, dining and drinking, plus some less important topics. He is also an editor for the Zagat Survey.

Michael Wells has been in the hospitality business for over twenty years and has managed restaurants, bars, and clubs, and has organized and operated special events in Texas and Hawaii. He is currently the co-owner of the legendary Marfreless bar in Houston.

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