Welcome to the Table: Simple Recipes for Gracious Dinners & Parties by Barbara Scott-Goodman
Dinnertime should be a special timewhether it’s just family gathered together to share food and conversation or a full-scale formal party. And, with this lavishly illustrated House Beautiful salute to home cooking and gracious entertaining, every meal and every table will be extraordinary. The 130 mouthwatering recipesshown on gorgeously designed spreads, with photos and serving ideasinclude everything needed for a full supper: salads, soups, appetizers, main dishes, side dishes, and, of course, luscious desserts. Some make great weeknight dinners, including the Herb-Roasted Chickenor dazzle guests with the fancier fare, such as Poached Filet of Beef with Watercress Sauce, on holidays and other important occasions. "Serving Style” features appear throughout the book, offering invaluable suggestions on tableware, flatware, linens, centerpieces, and other tabletop and serving accessories most appropriate for a recipe. They take into account the food’s colors and textures, as well as the season, menu theme, and any other details that convey a welcoming spirit and generous sense of hospitality.