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How to Host a Wine Tasting Party: The Complete Kit
How to Host a Wine Tasting Party
The Complete Kit
Paperback      ISBN: 1937994538

Whether you're a wine connoisseur or just a wine lover who loves to throw a party, this complete kit is for you. Dan Amatuzzi's How to Host a Wine Tasting Party contains everything you'll need to host a wine tasting in your own home. A wine-tasting party is fun and educational for everyone from novices to sophisticated wine drinkers. Within this all-inclusive kit are the elements to be a terrific host--including wineglass markers, wine bottle covers, tasting notepads, a wine-aroma wheel, a wine-and-cheese wheel, and an entertaining and informative book that introduces you to the ins and outs of wine in a comfortable, festive, social setting--your own home. So grab some glasses, start pouring, and let's have a party Includes all the wine-tasting party essentials: -80-page book with full-color photography -Wine-aroma wheel -Wine-and-cheese wheel -Four numbered tags for wine bottles -Four reusable cloth wine bottle covers -Four tasting notepads

Fancy Sips & Party Dips
Fancy Sips & Party Dips
Paperback      ISBN: 1935666274

Great parties are gifts from the heart, and planning an appetizers-and-drinks party doesn√t have to be complicated. This gem of a cookbook offers recipes for dips, hors d√oeuvres and drinks, so your party will be friendly, comfortable and memorable.

Emeril's Potluck: Comfort Food with a Kicked-Up Attitude
Emeril's Potluck
Comfort Food with a Kicked-Up Attitude
Hardcover      ISBN: 0688164315

America's favorite chef Emeril Lagasse is ready to party. Parties and celebrations mean food. Lots of food: tureens of soup, platters of chicken, bowls of salad, casseroles of baked pasta. From family reunions to holiday buffets, summer barbecues to tailgate parties, and weekend brunches to bridal showers, Emeril's Potluck offers crowd-pleasing dishes perfect for gatherings with friends and family.

Emeril's Potluck brings together everything Emeril loves most about cooking and eating. The food is simple, flavorful, and perfect for sharing at any get-together. Each recipe serves a whopping 8 to 10 people, but don't assume you're making too much -- everyone will be heading back for seconds and thirds of these Emerilized starters, entrees, drinks, sides, and desserts.

Start by toasting the occasion with a glass of Champagne Punch, a Watermelon Daiquiri, or an Orange Emeril. Then let the feast begin Classic Blue Cheese Dip, Alain's Sweet and Spicy Asian Wings, or Sausage-Stuffed Mushrooms will get your party started right Main courses range from Olive-Stuffed Leg of Lamb and Creole Mustard and Herb-Wrapped Beef Tenderloin to homey favorites such as Charlotte's Lasagna Bolognese, Penne la Vodka Casserole, and Tuna Tetrazzini. Of course, it wouldn't be a party without dessert, so save room for Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie, Strawberry Shortcake, and Emeril's Tiramisu.

The recipes are quick, easy, and portable. Enjoy these dishes at home or take them on the road. Emeril's Potluck -- so foolproof, so easy, so crowd pleasing that luck has nothing to do with it.

Planet Cake Love & Friendship: Celebration Cakes for Special Occasions
Planet Cake Love & Friendship
Celebration Cakes for Special Occasions
Paperback      ISBN: 1743360584

Creating a unique cake for someone you love is an unbeatable way to show how much you care. The cakes in this Planet Cake Love and friendship celebrate the milestones of romantic love, from courtship through to engagements, weddings and anniversaries-and even include an 'achy break-up cake' for the broken-hearted. The projects are designed for the beginner through to the more experienced cake decorator, with shapes and templates that are simple to master. Planet Cake Love and friendship features 30 romantic cake decorating designs, ranging from traditional with a twist to very contemporary in style.

What's a Hostess to Do?
What's a Hostess to Do?
Paperback      ISBN: 1579653685

In What's a Hostess to Do?, entertaining expert Susan Spungen explains everything you need to know to host a party effortlessly and with elegance. Susan shows the hostess how to make it look easy--whether the occasion is an informal brunch, a sit-down dinner, a buffet for a crowd, or an impromptu birthday celebration. It's all arranged in 313 easy-to-digest entries that take readers through every aspect of entertaining. The tips are time-saving (Ten Great Assembled Dessets), money-saving (In Praise of Cheap Wine), energy-saving (Ten Jobs to Delegate), and face-saving (How to Handle Uninvited Guests), plus there are 121 recipes to make entertaining easier than ever berfore. With helpful illustrations and full-color photographs, What's a Hostess to Do? is a stylish and instructive guide filled with expert advice from a party-throwing pro.

Salsa Lovers Cook Book
Salsa Lovers Cook Book
Paperback      ISBN: 0914846809

More than 180 taste-tempting recipes for salsas that will make every meal a special event Salsas for salads, appetizers, main dishes and desserts Put some salsa in your life

Make It Ahead: A Barefoot Contessa Cookbook
Make It Ahead
A Barefoot Contessa Cookbook
Hardcover      ISBN: 0307464881
#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

For the first time, trusted and beloved cookbook author Ina Garten, the Barefoot Contessa, answers the number one question she receives from cooks: Can I make it ahead?

If you've ever found yourself stuck in front of the stove at your own party, scrambling to get everything to the table at just the right moment, Ina is here to let you in on her secrets Thanks to twenty years of running a specialty food store and fifteen years writing cookbooks, she has learned exactly which dishes you can prep, assemble, or cook ahead of time. Whether you're hosting a party or simply making dinner on a hectic weeknight, Ina gives you lots of amazing recipes that taste just as good--or even better --when they're made in advance.

In Make It Ahead, each recipe includes clear instructions for what you can do ahead of time, and how far in advance, so you can cook with confidence and eliminate last-minute surprises. Make a pitcher of Summer Ros Sangria filled with red berries, let it chill overnight for the flavors to develop, and you have a delicious drink to offer your friends the minute they arrive. Simmer a pot of Wild Mushroom & Farro Soup, enjoy a bowl for lunch, and freeze the rest for a chilly evening. You can prep the kale, Brussels sprouts, and lemon vinaigrette for Winter Slaw ahead of time and simply toss them together before serving. Assemble French Chicken Pot Pies filled with artichokes and fresh tarragon a day in advance and then pop them in the oven half an hour before dinner. And for dessert, everyone needs the recipe for Ina's Decadent (gluten-free ) Chocolate Cake topped with Make-Ahead Whipped Cream. Ina also includes recipes for the biggest cooking day of the year--Thanksgiving Her Ultimate Make-Ahead Roast Turkey and Gravy with Onions & Sage may just change your life.

With beautiful photographs and hundreds of invaluable make-ahead tips, this is your new go-to guide for preparing meals that are stress-free yet filled with those fabulously satisfying flavors that you have come to expect from the Barefoot Contessa.
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 Year of Cozy: 125 Recipes, Crafts, and Other Homemade Adventures
The Year of Cozy
125 Recipes, Crafts, and Other Homemade Adventures
Hardcover      ISBN: 1623365104

From the author of the popular blog, A Cozy Kitchen, comes a beautifully photographed one-stop-shop book with all the recipes and projects you'll need for some cozy inspiration this holiday season--and all year long. You'll love Adrianna Adarme's easy-to-follow instructions and will enjoy getting lost in her warm and comforting photographs. Organized by the months of the year and by categories as "Live," "Do," and "Make, " this book offers ideas for activities, recipes, and DIY projects that make the little moments in life just as exciting as the big. Adarme gives us special (but totally doable) things we can do for others and ourselves. From quick recipes to easy crafts, she focuses on simple, inexpensive undertakings that have a big reward: happiness. The Year of Cozy will surely inspire you to march into your kitchen and craft closet to make something you can truly be proud of.

The Brewmaster's Table: Discovering the Pleasures of Real Beer with Real Food
The Brewmaster's Table
Discovering the Pleasures of Real Beer with Real Food
Paperback      ISBN: 0060005718

Winner of the International Association of Culinary Professionals' Award for Best Cookbook in the Wine, Beer or Spirits category.

Garrett Oliver, award-winning Brewmaster and Vice President of Production of the Brooklyn Brewery, recognized by Gourmet Magazine as a "passionate epicure and talented alchemist", reveals the full spectrum of flavors contained in the more than 50 distinct styles of beer from around the world.

Most importantly, he shows how beer, which is far more versatile than wine, intensifies flavors when it's appropriately paired with foods to create a dining experience most people have never imagined. Garrett, along with photographer Denton Tillman, traveled throughout Europe visiting fellow brewmasters to trace the beers of the world to their sources. Back in the States, he met with the star chefs he has advised about beer. The resulting book is a motherload of information, lushly illustrated with Tillman's gorgeous photographs of the world's best beers and the breweries that produce them. Above all, THE BREWMASTER'S TABLE is a new way of thinking about beer - one that will bring this under-appreciated brew to the status it deserves.

Whether it's a Belgian wheat beer with a simple salad, a Brooklyn Pilsner to wash down spicy tacos, a pale ale alongside a porcini risotto with foie gras, or even a Framboise to accompany a dark chocolate brownie, beer is the perfect complement to any dining experience, at home in front of the TV or in a four-star restaurant.

He explains how beer is made, shows you its fascinating history, and then leads you through the amazing range of flavors displayed by the dozens of distinct styles of beer from around the world. Finally, he suggests beer pairings that will please your tastebuds and blow your mind. Whether you're a beer aficionado, a passionate cook, or just someone who loves a great dinner, this book will indeed be a revelation.