This inspiring cookbook offers fresh approaches to throwing the perfect get-together, whether it is a brunch, afternoon tea, or outdoor cocktail party. Fashion executive Michael Leva and textile designer Nancy Parker know what it takes to entertain with polish and flair in a short amount of time. This youthful duo provides clever time-saving cheats hidden behind a beautiful presentation. These hosts are everyday cooks who have learned simple culinary tricks by trial and error, ensuring that anyone can give a fabulous party. Ten inspirational gatherings are presented in different locales. The festivities range from a family lunch in the country to a beach picnic and a Moroccan buffet on a New York rooftop. Exquisite shots of an international mix of dishes range from tomato salad with preserved lemon and chive blossoms to ceviche served on silver spoons and green tea Madeleines. Useful tips on such topics as decorative accents and floral arrangements are also discussed in this user-friendly primer on the art of entertaining family and friends.
This hardcover book measures 7¾ inches by 9¾ inches. Published April 6, 2010.
Brand: Random House
Origin: United States
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