In Comfortable Entertaining, Nathalie Dupree has written the book that gives us permission-at long last-to entertain in a less-than-perfect world. A much-loved cookbook and television personality, Dupree has thrown parties on rooftops and in tiny apartments, planned galas for hundreds, and put on last-minute get-togethers. Comfortable Entertaining is the book that shows us how to do what Dupree does best-create spontaneous hospitality and great food.
This full-range cookbook and entertaining guide features twenty-six full menus, from holiday classics to an eye-popping formal dinner party for eight, from soup parties and brunches to more casual meals and salad lunches. Dupree displays colorful and attractive napkin and tablecloth arrangements, explains how to seat feuding guests, and tells us what to do when dinner burns to a crisp minutes before the guests arrive (order out!). Illustrated throughout with color photographs and packed with 250 life-is-not-perfect recipes, Comfortable Entertaining is as friendly, inspiring, and down-to-earth as a cookbook can get.
|Publisher:||University of Georgia Press|
|Product dimensions:||7.90(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.20(d)|
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What People are Saying About This
"In a world that has become too complicated, Nathalie's down-to-earth advice sorts out what's really important about providing hospitality."—Country Living
"Good advice on setting realistic goals, developing hospitality skills, making plans and creating menus."—Associated Press Newswire
"Whether your style is casual or dressy, you'll find a wealth of information for successful parties. . . . The book is designed to show what Dupree does best-create spontaneous hospitality and wonderful food."—Los Angeles Daily News
“Laced with bits of cooking lore, anecdotes, and brimming with cheerful encouragement, Dupree’s latest advances the welcoming traditions of Southern hospitality.”—Publishers Weekly