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Entertaining

Suzy Bales

Garden Parties

The garden is the ideal setting for a party, whether it's a romantic dinner under a rose arbor, a relaxed lunch amid wildflowers, or a fun-filled child's birthday party in a vegetable patch. Suzy Bales presents eight distinctively themed get-togethers in Garden Parties, complete with tempting menus and clever ways of using the garden's natural beauty and bounty to enhance each theme.
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Mark Bittman

How to Cook Everything:
Simple Recipes for Great Food


Here's the breakthrough one-stop cooking reference for today's generation of cooks!
Nationally Known cooking authority Mark Bittman has written a comprehensive book for every cook-aspiring and experienced-who
longs for simple recipes that yield delicious food. It is for first-time cooks who want to learn the basics of good cooking
from a reliable, contemporary source. It is for cook who are time-pressed and need to get healthful meals on the table with a minimum of fuss
It is for old pros who yearn to brighten their repertoires with innovative recipes and tempting flavors. How to Cook Everything
Contains over 1500 recipes and variations for all occasions that reflect the way we cook today.
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Marian Burros

The New Elegant But Easy Cookbook

The New Elegant But Easy Cookbook reflects the way we cook taday while keeping the concept behind the original
book:recipes that can be prepared ahead of time so the cook can enjoy the party instead of hovering over the stove. The book has an ingredient
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Marian Burros and Lois Levine

The New Elegant But Easy Cookbook

New in paper! Forty years and 500,000 copies later, authors Marian Burros and Lois Levine have written a completely revised and updated version of the classic cookbook that set the standard for entertaining. The New Elegant but Easy Cookbook reflects the way we cook today while keeping the concept behind the original book: recipes that can be prepared ahead of time so the cook can enjoy the party instead of hovering over the stove. That's why all the recipes in The New Elegant but Easy Cookbook can be prepared in advance and refrigerated or frozen until your party. To make your life even easier, the book has new features, like an ingredients list with mail-order sources and lists of recipes for specific needs and occasions. Best of all, there are ten foolproof menus, from an Old-Fashioned Casual Dinner for 6 to a Brunch for 16 to Cocktails for 24, each with a shopping list and a two-week "count-down game plan" that will take the fear out of entertaining for even the first-time host.
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Michael Chiarello

Michael Chiarello's Casual Cooking : Wine Country Recipes for Family and Friends

2003 IACP Award Winner - General Category; From Michael Chiarello, author of The Tra Vigne Cookbook, comes a collection of recipes on his favorite subject-and the favorite subject of home cooks everywhere-preparing meals for family and friends. These treasured recipes marry the rich traditions of his Italian culinary heritage with the casual style and fresh flavors of the Wine Country. Each outhwatering dish-such as Tuscan Shrimp with White Beans, Chicken with Rosemary and Lemon Salt, and Italian Fruit Salad with Sta Bene Honey Zabaglione-is sophisticated, yet simple to prepare.
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Didi Emmons

Entertaining for a Veggie Planet: 250 Down-to-Earth Recipes

2004 IACP Award Winner for Health and Special Diet Category;
The queen of vegetarian hip is back! Convinced that entertaining doesn't have to be high-stress or high-maintenance, Didi Emmons presents an alternative view: the best parties aren't meticulously planned. Crammed with innovative ideas for delightfully informal gatherings and hundreds of globally inspired, big-flavored vegetarian recipes, Entertaining for a Veggie Planet proves that having friends over--whether for the season finale of a favorite TV show or for a book group discussion--is not only easy, it's fun.
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Ina Garten

Barefoot Contessa Parties! Ideas and Recipes for Easy Parties that are Really Fun

In this stunning book, Ina celebrates a relaxed and innovative style of entertaining that is as much of a joy for the host and hostess as it is for the guests. Arranged by season, Ina's 16 parties are more about assembling food than about cooking for hours.
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Emeril Lagasse

Emeril's Creole Christmas

It's time to celebrate Christmas the Creole way: Corn Cakes with Caviar, Sugarcane Baked Ham with Spiced Apples and Pears, Jiffy Pop Firecracker Shrimp --these are the dishes guaranteed to make your holiday season festive. In addition to great appetizers, entrees, and desserts, Emeril includes some terrific stocking stuffer ideas--everything from his Homemade Worcestershire Sauce to a delectable recipe for Orange Pralines that are so good you might just decide to keep them for yourself.
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Sheila Lukins

Celebrate! Cookbook : 43 Celebrations, 350 Recipes

2004 IACP Award Nominee for General Category; Time to celebrate! With one purpose only--to bring family and friends together--Sheila Lukins presents Celebrate!, a full-color extravaganza of a book with 46 menus, 350 foolproof recipes, 200 color photographs, and throughout, the passion that's made her one of America's most creative cooks and best-loved food writers.
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Maria McBride-Mellinger

The Perfect Wedding

Bridal expert Maria McBride-Mellinger answers all the questions as well as the countless choices and details involved in planning a wedding. From the engagement, to the dress to the flowers. The Perfect Wedding is a comprehensive, knowledgeable text, illustrated throughout with beautiful color photographs, offers advice and creative ideas every step of the way.
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Arthur L. Meyer and Jon M. Vann

The Appetizer Atlas: A World of Small Bites

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Debbie Moose

Deviled Eggs : 50 Recipes from Simple to Sassy
A revered favorite for generations, deviled eggs are the ultimate party food. Their cultural status is so powerful that they have their own specifically designed plates. Not only a great party food, deviled eggs are also perfect for rounding out a light summer meal or serving as a fun first course of a more formal dinner. Deviled eggs are incredibly fast, economical, and easy to prepare, and their flavors can range from light and simple (fresh herbs, mild mustards) to elegant (smoked salmon, sun-dried tomatoes) to gutsy (blue cheese, bacon) to fiery (chiles and hot sauces). Add in tips for perfectly hard-cooked eggs and creative presentation ideas and this gorgeous book is sure to be devilishly good.
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Joan Nathan

The Jewish Holiday Baker


Here are fifty original recipes for the traditional baked goods associated with the major holidays--challah for Shabbat, hamantashen for Purim, macaroons and matzah for Passover, jelly doughnuts for Chanukah--as well as delicious and exotic alternatives from around the world: Yemenite kubbanah, Turkish boyos, German schnecken, Russian babka, Hungarian strudel, Parisian pletzel, Mexican banana cake, Syrian ka'ak. But why wait for the holidays? Along with challah, bialys, and bagels, you will want to bake and enjoy all of these cakes and breads with your family and friends throughout the year.
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Joan Nathan

The Children's Jewish Holiday Kitchen :
Seventy Ways to Have Fun With Your Kids and Make Your Family's Celebrations Special


There could be no more festive way to introduce Jewish children to their Jewish heritage than through the food associated with the holidays. And no better person to do it than Joan Nathan, whose great enthusiasm and knowledge have gained her a national reputation as the maven of the Jewish kitchen.
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Joan Nathan

The Jewish Holiday Kitchen

By adding over 50 new recipes, Nathan has improved and expanded what is already considered the classic Jewish cookbook. Featuring recipes from around the world--Italy, Mexico, Algeria, and Russia, to name a few--this is the most complete collection of specific dishes for the eight major holidays, the Sabbath, and all special occasions in the life of a Jewish family.
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Carole Peck

The Buffet Book

Over 175 recipes. Buffets are America's favorite way to entertain, and who better to write the definitive-in fact, the only-book on the subject than Carol Peck? The Buffet Book is filled with reasssuring, practical advice about every detail of buffet entertaining, and includes advance prepararion tips throughout.
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Rachael Ray

Get Togethers : Rachael Ray 30 Minute Meals

Rachael Ray, the popular host of "30-Minute Meals" and "$40 a Day" seen daily on the TV Food Network, puts the fun back into entertaining with this exciting collection of recipes, all designed to feed a crowd or smaller gathering in 30 minutes or less. Using her trademark free-hand style of cooking and readily available ingredients, Rachael makes "having people over" seem effortless. She offers helpful cooking and organizing tips throughout. When it comes to entertaining, Rachael believes that less is more. Keep it simple, and you will enjoy your own party more. Her recipes will make you look "way cool."
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Leslie Revsin

Come for Dinner : Memorable Meals to Share with Friends

2004 James Beard Award Nominee for the General Category; More and more people are returning to the dinner table to rediscover the comforts of home through the pleasure of relaxed entertaining with friends and family. Come for Dinner celebrates home cooking with fabulous recipes and menu ideas that are low stress and appropriate for today’s busy lifestyles.
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Olivier Said; James Mellgren; Maggie Pond

Cesar : Recipes from a Tapas Bar

When three Chez Panisse alums opened a tapas bar next door to Alice Waters’ famed Berkeley, California, restaurant, it was only a matter of days before a culinary star was born. With its innovative menu of Spanish-style tapas paired with an astounding wine and spirits list, César earned a legion of devoted fans and was named one of the best restaurants in the Bay Area by the San Francisco Chronicle. In the Cesar cookbook, restaurateur Olivier Said teams up with Spanish-foods authority James Mellgren to tell the story of César from inception to its current status as one of the Bay Area’s prime dining and nightlife spots. One hundred classic tapa and drink recipes from the César catalog showcase the robust flavors of Spain, while more than 100 photographs capture the restaurant’s irrepressible spirit.

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Barbara Scott-Goodman

Picnics :
Elegant Recipes for Alfresco Dining


A summer full of picnics is packed into a new little book from veteran author Barbara Scott-Goodman. Recipes range from good old deviled eggs with a handful of variations to add zip, to potato salad, upscale in a version that includes freshly cooked mussels and their liquid.
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Barbara Scott-Goodman

Sunday Dinner:
Seasonal Menus To Enjoy With Family And Friends


Sunday Dinner is about recapturing an old-fashioned mealtime tradition in a cozy, unintimidating way. It's important to take time to sit down with family and friends and enjoy a leisurely weekend meal. Each menu in Sunday Dinner includes recipes for an appetizer, a salad or soup followed by a main course with vegetable side dishes, and, of course, dessert. The recipes are a satisfying mixture of elements you can prepare ahead of time and at the last minute as well.
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Rick Tramonto and Mary Goodbody

Amuse-Bouche: Little Bites of Delight Before the Meal Begins

While chefs at many fine restaurants offer guests an amuse-bouche to welcome them, nobody does it better than Rick Tramonto, the celebrated executive chef/partner of Chicago's TRU--one of Conde Nast Traveler's Top Fifty restaurants in the world in 2000. With the publication of this book, Tramonto aims to share this delicate, delicious world with a mainstream audience. Amuse-bouche are, to us, what hors d'oeuvres were to Americans in the 1950s--a relatively unknown but rapidly embraced French culinary tradition.
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