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The Cocktail Party: Eat Drink Play Recover
The Cocktail Party
Eat Drink Play Recover
Hardcover      ISBN: 0553393502
THE ESSENTIAL GUIDE TO THROWING THE PERFECT PARTY--FROM ONE OF TODAY'S MOST SOUGHT-AFTER CATERERS.

When A-listers want to host a standout event, they call New York caterer Mary Giuliani. Her motto? Eat. Drink. Play. Recover. She prefers a "simple yet special" approach to entertaining but still manages to make the ordinary extraordinary. Now Mary is sharing all her secrets, along with tried-and-true planning tips, inventive menus, whimsical recipes, and delicious stories--everything you need to know to get your ducks in a row--and your pigs in their blankets --to stage the perfect party for a range of special occasions, including

- New Year's Eve: Banana Pancake Bites, Mini Kale and Fontina Breakfast Pies, and Champagne Jell-O
- Game Day: MACO (Mac and Cheese Taco) with Guacamole, Banoffee Cream Pie in a Mug, and Beergaritas
- Awards Season: Chicken Satay, Edamame Dumplings, and Easiest Champagne Drink Ever
- Cinco de Mayo: Spicy Pigs, Sweet Quesadilla Bites, and Grapefruit-Jalape o Margaritas
- Thanksgiving: Turkey with Cranberry on Mini Pumpkin Muffins, Mashed Potato Popovers with Mozzarella, and Tipsy Turkey Martinis
- Christmas: Mini Grilled Cheese with Fontina and OTTO Black Truffle Honey, Baked Italian Mini Doughnuts, and Italian Eggnog

Each party theme comes with a festive Snacktivity that turns your favorite foods and toppings into an eye-popping set piece (think frittata bar, soup-sipping station, DIY grilled cheese party). Mary also offers up Big Stories to get the conversation flowing, a Party Calculator to plan how much to buy and prep per guest, and advice for stocking your Party Closet so you can quickly turn a casual drop-by into a fabulous time. Whether you host get-togethers once a week or once a year, this handy guide has all you need to eat, drink, and be, well, Mary.

Praise for Mary Giuliani and The Cocktail Party

"All-encompassing but never fussy, clever but never pretentious, Mary's approach to food and entertaining is warm and familiar without ever sacrificing on quality and sophistication."--Ariel Foxman, editorial director, InStyle

"Mary pulls it all together with effortless panache, and all I can ever remember the next day--besides the fact that I drank too much--is how delicious everything was and how much fun I had."--Jonathan Van Meter, author and contributing editor, Vogue and New York
A Simple Feast: A Year of Stories & Recipes to Savor & Share
A Simple Feast
A Year of Stories & Recipes to Savor & Share
Hardcover      ISBN: 1611800323
A real-life fairy tale of a cookbook with stories and recipes that celebrate the seasons, sharing food with friends, and bringing a sense of style to it all.

A beautiful cookbook destined to become an heirloom, A Simple Feast presents a year of life in food. Each chapter presents a story--apple picking, snow day, tea party, date night, rooftop barbeque, etc.--and recipes inspired by the whimsy that lies therein. The food here is simple and elegant, taking cues from the bounty of local markets and farms, embodying modern American cooking. This is a playful journey guided by the ever stylish Jewels of New York, who lead the reader through the seasons and the culinary adventures each has to offer.
Bite by Bite: 100 Stylish Little Plates You Can Make for Any Party
Bite by Bite
100 Stylish Little Plates You Can Make for Any Party
Hardcover      ISBN: 0307718794

Celebrated caterer Peter Callahan knows how to throw a party. With a career spanning more than two decades and a client list including celebrities, politicians, Fortune 500 companies, and New York City socialites, Peter has earned a reputation for creating hors d'oeuvres that are as inventive and beautiful as they are delicious.

A two-sip shot cleverly matched to a small bite is an incredible icebreaker, especially when the appetizer is playfully served on an edible spoon or inside a miniature Chinese take-out container. Bite-size cheeseburgers are served on tiny home-baked poppy seed buns with all the trimmings. Mango-marinated shrimp are served individually on lollipop sticks sprinkled with fresh cilantro; diminutive plantain cones are filled with dollops of tuna tartare; and chicken is rolled into nori "cigarettes." And for an impressive encore, how about shots of coffee with sugar donuts, or mini bagels with lox and cream cheese paired with caviar cones and champagne?

In Bite by Bite, his debut cookbook, Callahan welcomes readers to share in the fun and beauty of his creations, providing inspiration for parties--whether casual gatherings, dinner parties, baby showers, or formal occasions such as weddings and holiday soirees--and 100 recipes for the home cook, ranging from savory to sweet, comfort food to haute cuisine. According to Peter, being prepared is the key to pulling off a self-catered party like a professional. With that in mind, he has included a "Kitchen Tools and Conveniences" section, listing the key equipment that will help you create the delicious masterpieces in this book. In the recipes he also notes what can be made in advance, how best to schedule your time, and any emergency substitutions and shortcuts that will make life easier on the big day. Along the way, he divulges his secrets and inspiration, recounting stories of how he dreamed up dishes that he's catered for his impressive roster of celebrity clients.

Full of creative recipes, unique party ideas, and vibrant food photography, Bite by Bite is your go-to source for inspired hors d'oeuvres and whimsical treats that will transform any gathering into an unforgettable event.
Punch
Punch
Hardcover      ISBN: 0811841774

Imagine a big glass bowl of fruity, frosty, thirst-quenching elixir. In "Punch," dozens of simple, delicious recipes are ready and waiting to add a lively dash of fun or a classic touch of sophistication to any get together. From a traditional summer's-here refreshing strawberry lemonade to innovative twists on Champagne punch for the holidays, liquid inspiration is close at hand. Add to that variations with or sans alcohol, and theres something for everyone to enjoy, from the citrus kick of a glass of Margarita Madness to a tasty mug of Coffee on the Cubes (complete with decadent dark chocolate shavings). Helpful advice on selecting the appropriate liquor and which punch bowl to use, and ideas for decorative ice rings and shapely cubes give punch added punch. For every season, every gathering, may your cup runneth over.

Winter Cocktails: Mulled Ciders, Hot Toddies, Punches, Pitchers, and Cocktail Party Snacks
Winter Cocktails
Mulled Ciders, Hot Toddies, Punches, Pitchers, and Cocktail Party Snacks
Hardcover      ISBN: 1594746419

When the days grow longer and the air gets crisp, it's time to gather with friends for drinks that'll put a rosy glow on your cheeks. In Winter Cocktails, Mar a del Mar Sacasa and Tara Striano share more than 100 seasonal recipes for cold-weather cocktails, like Hot Buttered Rum, English Christmas Punch, Pumpkin-Bourbon Eggnog, Irish Coffee, Coquito, Salted Caramel Hot Chocolate, the Old-Fashioned (and the New-Fangled ), Mama's Remedy, and the Kentucky Baby.

Detailed, in-depth chapters cover hot toddies, mulled wines, and mulled ciders; spiked hot chocolates, eggnogs, coffees, and teas; punches and pitchers for serving a crowd; and chilled winter cocktails that have a magical warming effect. Foolproof recipes for infused liquors, simple syrups, and from-scratch ingredients like Fresh Tomato Juice and Homemade Sour Mix make it easy to craft drinks from the bottom up. Plus, you'll find ideas for elegant cocktail party bites that make pairing drinks and snacks a snap.

Party prep is a breeze thanks to guides to pantry and fridge basics, the well-stocked bar, must-have tools, serveware, and glassware, plus tips for sourcing local and hard-to-find ingredients. Beautiful and instructive step-by-step photos explain essential techniques like muddling, prepping garnishes, making ice molds, and opening champagne. Whether you're throwing a party, lounging at a ski lodge, camping on a mountain, or just curling up with a good book on a blustery night, Winter Cocktails is sure to make the season bright.
The Simple Art of Napkin Folding: 94 Fancy Folds for Every Tabletop Occasion
The Simple Art of Napkin Folding
94 Fancy Folds for Every Tabletop Occasion
Paperback      ISBN: 0060934891

Use The Simple Art of Napkin Folding to duplicate those beautiful napkin folds you've admired at elegant restaurants and memorable events. It's easy with Linda Hetzer's detailed step-by-step directions and illustrations. Using cloth or paper napkins, create standing triangular-shaped folds (the Tavern) for dinner parties. A few accordion pleats transforms a piece of cloth into the Poinsettia. Need festive ideas for a children's birthday party? Make Sailboats or Paper Airplanes. Graduate to more intricate designs that combine napkins with silverware, flowers, and wineglasses.

Special features include

  • A stain removal guide for heirloom linens and synthetic fabrics
  • Easy-to-follow instructions for making napkin rings
  • Graphs for embroidering initials on napkins
  • Instructions for stenciling your own napkins

Filled with inspired ideas, The Simple Art of Napkin Folding turns any square of fabric into a work of art.

Stacks: The Art of Vertical Food
Stacks
The Art of Vertical Food
Paperback      ISBN: 1580080626

How do restaurant chefs make those amazing architectural dishes? Caterer, cookery teacher and former restaurateur Deborah Fabricant shows you how to cook up stacks of delicious, dramatic, edible towers. More than 50 recipes take great food to new heights.

The Vegan Table: 200 Unforgettable Recipes for Entertaining Every Guest at Every Occasion
The Vegan Table
200 Unforgettable Recipes for Entertaining Every Guest at Every Occasion
Paperback      ISBN: 1592333745

"The Vegan Table leaves nothing to be desired-Colleen Patrick-Goudreau is the Martha Stewart of the movement "-Rory Freedman, author of the #1 New York Times bestseller Skinny Bitch "It's delightful, it's delicious, it's a de-lovely book "-Sarah Kramer, author of How It All Vegan (GoVegan.net) "Within minutes of reading The Vegan Table, I was in my kitchen making one of Colleen's favorite recipes. My wife was amazed. This is a wonderful book that you will want to give to all your vegan and non-vegan friends "-Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson, bestselling author of When Elephants Weep and The Face on Your Plate: The Truth About Food Entertain in Style-Vegan Style The Vegan Table is your one-stop source for creating the perfect meal for your friends and family. Whether you're hosting an intimate gathering of friends or a large party with an open guest list, author Colleen Patrick-Goudreau, crowned the "Vegan Martha Stewart" by VegNews magazine, will answer your every entertaining need. Inside you'll be treated to practically limitless recipe and menu ideas, making it easy to satisfy any and all palates and preferences. From romantic meals for two to formal dinners, casual gatherings, children's parties, and holiday feasts, you can keep the party going through every occasion and season. Recipes include: -Pumpkin Curry -Roasted Red Pepper, Artichoke, and Pesto Sandwiches -Creamy Macaroni and Cashew Cheese -Elegantly Simple Stuffed Bell Peppers -Pasta Primavera with Fresh Veggies and Herbs -Tempeh and Eggplant Pot Pies -African Sweet Potato and Peanut Stew -Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Apples and Onions -Spring Rolls with Peanut Dipping Sauce -South of the Border Pizza -Tofu Spinach Lasagna -Blackberry Pecan Crisp -Flourless Chocolate Tart -Red Velvet Cake with Buttercream Frosting Celebrate the joy of plant-based cuisine with The Vegan Table, your ultimate at-home dining and entertaining guide.

Ladurée: Entertaining
Ladurée
Entertaining
Hardcover      ISBN: 2812306238

Vincent Lemains et Michel Lerouet, respectivement chef p tissier et chef des cuisines de Ladur e, nous d voilent tous les secrets de l'art de recevoir de leur prestigieuse maison. Du petit d jeuner au d ner de gala en passant par le pique-nique chic, le d jeuner de famille, le d ner en amoureux... Toutes les occasions de se r unir en 10 petits livrets o sont propos s menus et conseils d'art de la table. En prime, un carnet d'adresses L'Art de recevoir sign Ladur e.

The America's Test Kitchen Cookbook
The America's Test Kitchen Cookbook
Hardcover      ISBN: 093618454x

The recipes, cookware ratings, and food tastings that entertain American cooks each week on the public television series America's Test Kitchen are now available in a new cookbook. Included are more than 200 recipes and the surprising results of unbiased kitchen tests.