Thrown everywhere from lush gardens and gracious interior spaces to a Mississippi River sandbar, Julia Reed’s parties capture the celebratory nature of entertaining in her native South. Here, her informative and down-to-earth guide to throwing an unforgettable party includes secrets she has collected over a lifetime of entertaining.
For this book, she offers up a feast of options for holiday cocktails, spring lunches, formal dinners, and even a hunt breakfast. Eleven seasonal events feature delicious, easy-to-prepare recipes, ranging from fried chicken to Charlotte Russe and signature cocktails or wine-pairings—she introduces her talented friends (rum makers, potters, fabric designers, bakers) along the way. Each occasion includes gorgeous photographs showing her original approach to everything—from invitations and setting a table to arranging flowers and creating the mood. Reed also provides practical considerations and sources. This irresistible book is the ultimate primer for every party-giver.
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About the Author
Paul Costello is a lifestyle photographer. His work has appeared in many publications and books including One Man’s Folly and Miles Redd’s The Big Book of Chic.
Table of Contents
It's Finally Spring Lunch 11
Cold Creole Supper 33
Summer Celebration on the Lawn 53
Dinner on the Half Shell 75
A Mississippi Sandbar Picnic 113
A Fall Hunt Breakfast 119
The Visiting Dignitary Dinner 141
A Jeffersonian Evening 161
A Christmas Cocktail Supper 177
Duck Dinner at Hollywood Plantation 197