The Southern Living Party Cookbook: A Modern Guide to Gathering

The Southern Living Party Cookbook: A Modern Guide to Gathering

by Elizabeth Heiskell


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This new essential guide to entertaining is divided by occasion, offering a fresh lineup of menus and ideas from Oxford, Mississippi’s go-to caterer for every celebratory scenario life serves up. In this update to the best-selling book of our mothers’ and grandmothers’ era, Elizabeth’s tell-it-like-it-is voice provides a twist to the classic Southern advice that is a refresher for entertainers of any age or experience. Packed with delicious recipes from the original book like Smoked Salmon Canapes, Hot Cheese Squares, and Brandy Alexanders, the book also includes popular picks from the current pages of Southern Living as well as Elizabeth’s treasured recipe box.
The Southern Living Party Cookbook is an entertaining handbook loaded with lifestyle tips and hilarious Heiskell stories, along with lush photography to help you get the look from table setting to plated dish.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780848756659
Publisher: Time Inc. Books
Publication date: 11/20/2018
Pages: 368
Sales rank: 38,304
Product dimensions: 8.10(w) x 10.10(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Elizabeth Heiskell is a regular food contributor to the TODAY show and a seasoned caterer, chef, and culinary instructor known for her line of home-grown gourmet products, including her popular Debutante Farmer Bloody Mary Mix. She is the best-selling author of What Can I Bring? and lives in Oxford, MS, with her family.

Table of Contents

Introduction 8

Hosting Handbook 10

Teas, Coffees, and Reception 18

Sip And See 20

Graduation Coffee 30

Welcome Tea 40

Farewell Coffee 50

Bridal Tea 60

Come By For A Drink Y'All 72

Bubbles And Birds 74

Sundown On The Grounds 84

Summer Nights 94

Joy To The Girls 104

Nibbles & Nosh 116

Cocktails & Canapés 122

After-Theater Nightcap 134

Cheers My Dears 144

Brunches and Luncheons 158

Gospel Brunch 160

Christening Brunch 170

Easter 178

Garden Club Luncheon 190

Salad, Salad, Salad 202

Cookouts 214

Backyard BBQ 216

Tailgate 226

Chuck Wagon Dinner 236

Lowcountry Boil 248

Oyster Roast 258

Picnic On The Lawn 266

Fish Fry 278

Celebrations And Dinners 290

Impress The Boss Dinner 292

Fall Dinner 300

Thanksgiving Dinner 312

'Twas The Night Before… Fondue Party 326

Christmas Night Feast 338

New Year's Eve 348

Metric Equivalents 360

Acknowledgments 368

Party Index 361

General Index 363

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The Southern Living Party Cookbook: A Modern Guide to Gathering 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Meemo_B 8 months ago
I love cookbooks. Southern girl that I am, I especially love Southern Living magazine, and their wonderful cookbooks, and I have quite a few. This one is no exception, in part because it's a bit of an update of their classic 1972 Party Cookbook. What I don't love quite so much is actually throwing a party, but flipping through this cookbook makes me want to send out some invitations. Beautiful pictures, delicious-sounding new takes on old recipes (can't wait to try the updated Green Bean casserole, nary a can of soup in sight), with lots of little party ideas and advice sprinkled throughout. Casual to fancy, holiday dinner parties to backyard fish fries, brunch to after-theater gatherings, this covers a multitude of occasions, and it's completely lovely to look at. This is definitely a keeper, and one I'll be referring to often. My thanks to Netgalley and Southern Living for providing a copy for an unbiased review.
Mousiemom123 More than 1 year ago
Exactly what I expected from Southern Living. A beautiful book with mouthwatering recipes. There are tips for everything you need to know to throw a memorable party, from advice on offering a toast to invitations to estimated serving sizes. A fantastic reference book for anyone who wants to throw the perfect party.
BeagleGirl123 More than 1 year ago
I breezed through this gem of a book last night, and am looking forward to trying the recipes and using the entertainment tips. The Southern Living Party Cookbook is clear and concise, broken down into 5 sections (Teas, Coffees, and Receptions; Brunches and Lunches; Come By For A Drink Y'All; Cookouts; Celebrations and Dinners), with droolworthy photos of everything, including gorgeous tablescapes. Fun tips are scattered throughout, and this lovely volume would be great to pick up for yourself (also makes a great coffee table book!) or to give as a gift. Very nicely done!
Shelly9677 More than 1 year ago
Gorgeous photos, delectable recipes and practical tips! My favorites are the simple yet elegant recipes like the grilled romaine with charred lemon-feta vinaigrette, strawberries with lemon curd dip and the bourbon infused coffee milk punch. This book contains mouthwatering recipes from front to back.
CozyOnUp More than 1 year ago
I'm always leery about an updated cookbook when the original was the holy grail. But Elizabeth Heiskell has outdone herself! I LOVE this version! It's got the old favorites like Champagne Punch, Bourbon Balls, Brandy Alexander and more as well as new takes and favorites like Curried Chicken Salad, and Heirloom Tomato and Avocado Salsa and Blue Corn Chips. With Thanksgiving looming, there are some great recipes to consider, but it's the Fondue Party recipes that are on my list as this is one of our Christmas traditions after the family heads home. So glad I gave this book a shot and it over delivered in every way. This is the new holy grail, and while it may give a nod back at her, it's not your Momma's (original) cookbook! A must have for entertaining!