Former fashion designer Carolyne Roehm is renowned for combining a keen appreciation of beauty with practical know-how. Now, with this gorgeously illustrated guide, readers can go behind the scenes of her memorable parties, learn her entertaining secrets, and visit the glamorous homes where she has dazzled her prominent guests.
Imparting fresh ideas and inspiration for knockout events on any budget, At Home with Carolyne Roehm follows the calendar’s seasons to provide year-round suggestions for place settings, floral arrangements, and menus. Emphasizing creativity and natural elements, Carolyne Roehm’s tips are not exclusively geared toward elegant functions: Picnics, cozy fireside meals for two, afternoon teas, and formal dinner parties are treated with equal verve. Drawing on ingredients and imagery appropriate for spring, summer, winter, and fall and all the major holidays, this handsome collection yields a trove of simple but sophisticated recipes along with perfect tabletop and decorative accents to accompany them. Biscuit sandwiches of Mustard-Glazed and Smoked Cheddar; Shrimp and White Bean Salad; Zucchini and Watercress Soup; and Fudgy Rum Chocolate Cake are just a few of the delicious and easy-to-prepare dishes. For successful festive occasions that friends and family will remember for years, from a grand New Year’s Eve gala to a spring brunch with a floral theme, At Home with Carolyne Roehm is itself glorious cause for celebration.
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SWEET POTATO PEAR SOUP
-a recipe from At Home With Carolyne Roehm-
3 large sweet potatoes, peeled and cubed
2 medium russet potatoes, peeled and cubed
4 cups chicken stock
3/4 cup chopped shallots
2-inch piece of ginger root, peeled and minced
4 tablespoons butter
1/2 cup orange juice
Salt and freshly ground pepper to taste
2 Bartlett pears, peeled and coarsely chopped
1/4 cup pear brandy
Zest of 1 lime
Simmer potatoes in chicken stock, until potatoes are cooked through. Meanwhile, over low heat,
saute shallots and ginger in 2 tablespoons butter for about 5 minutes.
Drain the potatoes, reserving liquid. Puree potatoes, shallots, ginger, and reserved liquid with an immersion blender or in a food processor (in batches). Process until smooth. Return soup to pan and season with salt and pepper. Over medium heat, saute pears in the remaining 2
tablespoons butter for 5 minutes. Remove the pears from the stove and add the pear brandy. Return the pears to the stove and flambé pears until the alcohol burns off. Add pears and pan juices to the soup. Reheat soup. Pour into individual bowls and top with lime zest.
Makes 6 servings
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
At Home with Carolyne Roehm, is one of the best and most inspirational entertaining books I have ever read. As soon as I was done reading, I was wanting to entertain like crazy! Miss Roehm uses simple and easy methods for entertaining, that will leave your guests wondering how you do it? Forget Martha Stewart, Carolyne Roehm is who is in! I hope Miss Roehm will continue writing more books, and for further reading I suggest investing in A Passion for Flowers by Carolyne Roehm and the tour de force Seasonal Notebooks by Carolyne Roehm. Both well get you into the gardening mode, and will make you (if not already) a devotee of Carolyne Roehm.
The easiest steps to good home cooking, finally! Move over Martha Stewart this book is cutting in on your territory. A marvel in the cooking department of books. Recommend Dreams by Belcher for the inspirational side of reading.
Roehm offers a treasure trove of good advice and common sense. Her book follows a calander of events and prescribes suggestions for such things as menues, place settings, afternoon teas, full-blown dinner parties, etc. If you enjoy entertaining others in your home, you will want to buy At Home with Carolyne Roehm.
The photography is incredible. Inspirational entertaining for virtually any occassion. Elegance must be the word to use. but doable. Martha Stewart has nothing on Carolyne Roehm. Today is Thanksgiving and I've been inspired to create special memories.