106 killer recipes, 16 creative party themes, and 250 gorgeous photosplus playlists and easy planning tipsmake LIFE IS A PARTY the indispensable cookbook and guide for home cooks.
Chef, actor, and entertaining authority David Burtka knows that every day can be a party. Over a lifetime of throwing epic gatherings, the Cordon Bleu-trained Burtka has perfected the formula for creating easy and perfect get-togethers at home. Now, in the pages of his debut cookbook, he's sharing all of his secrets and an intimate look into the lives of one of Hollywood's favorite families. Everything you need to throw a memorable party, or to make a delicious weeknight meal, can be found right here.
Whether your event and budget are modest or you're going all-out, and whether the guest list is an intimate crew or it's a blowout bash, David's sixteen party themes-from cozy game nights at home to elegant New Year's fêtes-are built around doable, show-stopping menus that take the guesswork out of high-impact hosting. Complete with endless and fun ways to mix-and-match dishes, create stunning decor, prep ahead, and get guests involved, David helps you put all the elements in place to make every party a success without ever losing your cool.
At the heart of the book are David's amazing recipes, including delicious twists on comfort classics like Corn Cakes with Bacon Jam, Green Chile Chicken Enchiladas, and Neapolitan Ice Cream Sandwich Cake. And you don't need to wait for a party to try recipes like Ham, Egg, and Cheese Calzones; Mint Pesto Pasta; and Thyme and Gruyère Popovers. Never one to miss the opportunity to toast friends and family, David also shows you how to make delicious cocktails for a crowd: think Mojito Slushies, Charred Peach and Plum Sangria, and Cucumber-Lime Spritzers. So raise a glass and get cooking! Because there's no better time than now to make your life a party.
|Publisher:||Grand Central Publishing|
|Product dimensions:||8.40(w) x 9.90(h) x 1.00(d)|
About the Author
David Burtka is an award-winning and sought-after host, chef, caterer, and actor. He has appeared on Broadway and in numerous television programs. David studied at The Cordon Bleu culinary school and interned at the acclaimed restaurant Babbo. He has also worked with Cat Cora, Thomas Keller, and Ina Garten. His Food Network special, Life's A Party with David Burtka, aired in 2016 and was awarded a Telly Award and 1st Prize at the New York Film and TV Awards.
David lives in New York with his husband, Neil Patrick Harris, and their twin children, Gideon and Harper.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This was the most put together book about planning parties that I have ever read!! I loved the simple fact that this book was for parties on your budget with ideas ranging to the most simple to the most elegant. With parties from every season and holiday, there is something for everyone in this book without making you feel like you can't afford to have these kind of parties with your budget in mind. The recipes in this book just totally make this book but I will have to warn you, don't read this book hungry!! I also loved how each recipe went with the party theme and they look so easy to make along with being kid friendly. I can totally see how you can add your own little twist to each party to fully make it your own but this book is a good starting point for your next event! Thank You to David Burtka for these great ideas for parties that look so cool and fun to attend! I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book from the Publisher!