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Real-Life Entertaining : Great Food and Simple Style for Hectic Lives
With an attitude that is young, relaxed, and contemporary, emphasizing good friends and good times rather than feats of culinary virtuosity, "Real-Life Entertaining" offers a fresh take on great food and simple style. 125 color photos.
Real-Life Entertaining : Great Food and Simple Style for Hectic Lives
by Donata Maggipinto
List Price: $30.00 Our Price: $21.00
Hardcover - 240 pages 1 Ed edition (November 1998)
Clarkson Potter; ISBN: 0609601113
Dimensions (in inches): 0.91 x 10.31 x 8.34
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An impromptu supper for six close friends. Thanksgiving for the extended family. A weekday afterwork dinner for colleagues. If orchestrating events like these seems at odds with your hectic lifestyle, if the challenge of getting food on the table and presenting it with style makes you want to reach for the takeout menu, take heart--help is at hand.
Enter Donata Maggipinto, Williams-Sonoma's food and entertaining mastermind and a nationally recognized authority on festive fare, stunning settings, and the art of having fun. Donata knows that no matter how fast-paced our lives are, we all want to share our homes and our tables with family and friends. But no one wants to spend the evening in the kitchen spinning feats of culinary virtuosity when they could be spending time with their guests. With wit and wisdom, Real-Life Entertaining proves that it is possible to create memorable affairs with minimal stress.
Donata offers enticing menus and recipes to suit every entertaining occasion, from Casual Suppers to Big Deal Meals to Parties. All are simple to prepare yet offer the stylish touches that make a meal special. Style Notes offer advice on every aspect of entertaining, from setting the outdoor table to serving a cheese course and creating simple floral arrangements. Especially useful for those with more taste than time are sections on stocking the party pantry and Ways with Take Away, ideas for transforming prepared foods into party fare.
Packed with glorious color photographs and ideas for creating events that reflect your personal style, Real-Life Entertaining will help even the busiest people make entertaining a fun part of their lives. Order this Book

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