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How To Host A Dinner Party

Author : Corey Mintz
ISBN : 9781770892316
Genre : Cooking
File Size : 33. 95 MB
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A fun, informative guide to hosting the perfect party every time. "Every dinner party experience I’ve had in the last ten years at Corey’s has been incredible. But practice really does make perfect and I can now honestly say there is nowhere I’d rather be in the world than at his table ... I can’t begin to express the relief I felt in reading this book and realizing there was a method to his success." - Sarah Polley, from the introduction We’ve all been there: twenty minutes before guests arrive, and you’re unsure if you’ve got enough wine, or enough chairs, or whether your friend is a vegetarian or a vegan. Hosting a dinner party is hard, but Corey Mintz can help. For his popular Toronto Star column, "Fed," he has presided over 115 dinner parties, every week opening his home to strangers and friends alike in an effort to perfect the craft of hosting. And in How to Host a Dinner Party, he shares everything he’s learned in a hilarious handbook that will appeal to everyone — from those throwing their first dinner party to seasoned entertainers looking to enhance their skills. This book guides readers through everything they need to know about hosting, starting with the golden rule — that the goal of a dinner party is to have fun with our friends, not to show off our cooking skills. It will explain why we like to gather for dinner, when we should host, who we should invite, what we should cook, and how we should cook it. Featuring recipes, anecdotes, expert analysis, and an endless bounty of how-to tips, it is the essential guide to perfecting the art of welcoming people into your home.

How To Host A Dinner Party

Author : Corey Mintz
ISBN : 1770892303
Genre : Cooking
File Size : 54. 38 MB
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We've all been there: twenty minutes before guests arrive, and you're unsure if you've got enough wine, or enough chairs, or whether your friend is a vegetarian or a vegan. Hosting a dinner party is hard, but Corey Mintz can help. For his popular Toronto Star column, "Fed," he has presided over 115 dinner parties, every week opening his home to strangers and friends alike in an effort to perfect the craft of hosting. And in How to Host a Dinner Party, he shares everything he's learned in a hilarious handbook that will appeal to everyone -- from those throwing their first dinner party to seasoned entertainers looking to enhance their skills. This book guides readers through everything they need to know about hosting, starting with the golden rule -- that the goal of a dinner party is to have fun with our friends, not to show off our cooking skills. It will explain why we like to gather for dinner, when we should host, who we should invite, what we should cook, and how we should cook it. Featuring recipes, anecdotes, expert analysis, and an endless bounty of how-to tips, it is the essential guide to perfecting the art of welcoming people into your home.

Brunch Is Hell

Author : Brendan Francis Newnam
ISBN : 9780316338967
Genre : Cooking
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A call to arms against BRUNCH... and a how-to guide for fighting back, from the hosts of the hit podcast and public radio show The Dinner Party Download. Society is under threat. The culprit? BRUNCH. Not merely a forum for overpriced eggs, brunch is a leisure-time-squandering hellscape, embodying all that is soul-killing and alienating about modern life. How to fight back? By throwing dinner parties--the cornerstone of civilized society! Dinner parties--where friends new and old share food, debate ideas, and boldly build hangovers together. If we revive the fading art of throwing dinner parties the world will be better off, and our country might heal its wounds of endless division... all without having to wait in a 9-hour line to eat toast. To that end, BRUNCH IS HELL takes hesitant hosts through every phase of throwing a great dinner party, from guest list to subpoena. Loaded with wit, celebrity advice, and tongue-in-cheek humor--plus sincere insights about how humans can be more generous to each other--BRUNCH IS HELL is a spirited guide to restoring civility, in the bestselling tradition of Adulting, Amy Sedaris' I Like You: Hospitality Under the Influence, and the Bible.

Stress Free Dinner Parties

Author : Alexandria Blaelock
ISBN : 9780994441539
Genre : Cooking
File Size : 59. 92 MB
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Do you think inviting friends for dinner is as terrifying as organising an international peace summit? Then you need someone to guide you step-by-step through your dinner party preparations. And lazy stay at home socialite Alexandria Blaelock is just that someone. Drawing on her personal and professional event management experience she’ll tell you: Who to invite, how to encourage them to arrive, keep them entertained and get them to leave.What makes a balanced menu, how to manage dietary requirements, determine serving sizes, match drinks, and what to do when you can’t or won’t cook. When to accept the comfort of modern conveniences, and how to look like a better cook than you are.Why your outfit needs to be practical as well as attractive, and what to consider when you choose it.How to set your budget, prepare your home, and make sure you have enough furniture, cookware, dishes, cutlery, and glasses. You’ll learn what you need to know, to have the confidence you need so you can relax and enjoy your night too.

Hosting An Elegant Dinner Party

Author : Adam Frosh
ISBN : 1943584206
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Have you ever wanted to dine at or host a dinner party where you experience such fine food, wine and an atmosphere of elegance that it would rival a scene from a period drama? There are many books available that can help you make some fabulous meals. What makes this book special is how it combines stunning recipes and menu planning, advice on wine pairings, a step by step guide to creating beautiful table displays and all the key ingredients that will help create a truly awe-inspiring occasion that will not fail to impress your guests.

Host With Confidence

Author : Anne de Montarlot; Bahia de Montarlot
ISBN : 9781496905123
Genre : Cooking
File Size : 76. 5 MB
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Today, we are living a strange paradox. While cookbooks and home entertaining ideas are overflowing in stores and on the internet, Americans still view hosting at home as stressful, with an "all or nothing" approach. So why do French women not only entertain at home regularly, but also do it with pleasure? Because they instinctively and traditionally know the three main components of any hosting at home: - The ambiance - The psychology - The organization This book is the ultimate and easy French secret checklist on how to create an atmosphere using décor, flowers, food and drink suggestions - all the while – being organized, sexy and psychologically confident. Welcome to our special world of connecting with others "a la maison"!

Williams Sonoma Entertaining Dinner Parties

Author : Georgeanne Brennan
ISBN : 9780743278539
Genre : Cooking
File Size : 40. 96 MB
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Offers tips for every facet of hosting a lavish dinner, from purchasing top-quality ingredients and pairing an ideal wine to creating ambiance and selecting dinnerware, in a menu-complemented reference for a variety of occasions.

The Dinner Party Diary

Author : Benjamin Goodman
ISBN : 0615538991
Genre : Cooking
File Size : 90. 35 MB
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Introducing the perfect entertaining and party planning journal for today's hosts. The Dinner Party Diary is a wonderful tool for creating memorable events because it combines the best of planning ahead while looking back. Use it to organize key components for your next soiree and to recall important lessons from parties past. Personalize your parties by keeping an ongoing record of guests adorations and aversions. And record those things that went spectacularly well, and those that aren t worth your time and effort to repeat. With The Dinner Party Diary, you ll always enjoy hosting, and you ll never miss an opportunity to celebrate. The Dinner Party Diary will help you: - Record lessons from parties past - Plan fabulous menus and drink pairings - Note guests aversions and adorations - Create perfect seating arrangements - Coordinate centerpieces, music and decor - Schedule never-miss timetables - Remember last-minute essentials - Organize vendor contacts - Preserve favorite recipes - Cherish memorable moments Take a peek inside and read the latest buzz at www.thedinnerpartydiary.com

At Home Entertaining

Author : Jorj Morgan
ISBN : 1581823061
Genre : Cooking
File Size : 53. 38 MB
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At Home Entertaining is a comprehensive guide to hosting parties with style, panache, confidence, and ease. A menu cookbook and party planner, it offers forty-six complete party plans and more than 250 recipes. Included are parties for two, laid-back gatherings for six, guilt-free parties for eight, or really fussy festivities for a crowd. Each of the parties outlined in this book comes complete with an easy-to-follow party plan that addresses every aspect of hosting a fun-filled event. Included with each party are such topics as party backdrop, party mood, over-the-top suggestions, shortcuts, place settings, and a party organizing countdown. Separate topical chapters such as What Every Host Should Know,"" ""Shaping Your Party,"" and ""How to Partee at Your Party"" give the reader insider tips on how to be a relaxed and self-assured host. With names like ""Fondue for Four on the Floor,"" ""Tapas Time,"" ""Almost a Pig Roast,"" ""Sparkling Spa Teen Sleepover,"" ""Monthly Supper Club,"" ""Sunset Picnic Supper,"" and ""Howling at the Moon Buffet,"" each party is unique, fun, and intriguing. At Home Entertaining offers the same kind of practical information for the busy cook that are characteristic of the author's popular cookbook, At Home in the Kitchen: The Art of Preparing the Foods You Love to Eat, with tips on ingredient substitutions, cooking methods, and food presentation. Web site support, available at Hyperlink ""http://www.Jorj.com,"" enhances the book and encourages readers to entertain at home and to share their experiences with family, coworkers, and friends. ""

The Dinner Party

Author : Brenda Janowitz
ISBN : 9781250095565
Genre : Fiction
File Size : 32. 64 MB
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This Passover Seder is not just any Passover Seder. Yes, there will be a quick service and then a festive meal afterwards, but this night is different from all other nights. This will be the night the Golds of Greenwich meet the Rothschilds of New York City. The Rothschilds are the stuff of legends. They control banks, own vineyards in Napa, diamond mines in Africa, and even an organic farm somewhere in the Midwest that produces the most popular Romaine lettuce consumed in this country. And now, Sylvia Gold's daughter is dating one of them. When Sylvia finds out that her youngest of three is going to bring her new boyfriend to the Seder, she's giddy. When she finds out that his parents are coming, too, she darn near faints. Making a good impression is all she thinks about. Well, almost. She still has to consider her other daughter, Sarah, who'll be coming with her less than appropriate beau and his overly dramatic Italian mother. But the drama won't stop there. Because despite the food and the wine, despite the new linen and the fresh flowers, the holidays are about family. Long forgotten memories come to the surface. Old grievances play out. And Sylvia Gold has to learn how to let her family go.

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