Etiquette, Parties & Entertaining Books

  • ADJXQ
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    Raymond Blanc is renowned for his exquisite cuisine and here he has chosen 100 sensational, but easily achievable recipes that will wow your guests and impress your friends. From a simple, but classic French Onion Soup or Coq au Vin to the finest Roast Rib of Beef or Pork Fillet with Onion and Garlic Puree and not forgetting desserts - a perfect Black Cherry Tart or Strawberry Sorbet, this book will become the first book to turn to when you need a meal to impress, whether for a weekend banquet or weeknight feast.
  • ALRBN
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    Shine your silver and smarten up your small talk, good manners are back in style. Whether you're at the races or attending a festival, inviting friends to a dinner party via enchanting notecard or Facebook, this charming little guide will teach you how best to cut a dash about town.
  • AKHRF
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    How do you get rid of unwanted guests? What do you do if there's a racket in the quiet carriage? How should you eat peas, and behave in queues? How to behave, like how to punctuate, is an aspect of life that many are no longer taught - and getting it wrong is the stuff of comedy at best and humiliation at worst. Thankfully, Sandi Toksvig has come to the rescue with her entertaining guide to modern manners,with tips on what to do whether you're talking to a bore, or forgot their name in the first place. (Just call them 'darling'.) The award-winning Radio 4 broadcaster and writer offers guidance on the social pitfalls of every phase of life, from christenings to condolence letters. With characteristic wit and perceptiveness, and revealing the trickiest of her encounters along the way, she highlights decency rather than convention and provides an essential guide to twenty-first century behaviour. Now this down-to-earth, hilarious guide is available in perfect pocket-sized paperback size.
  • AGKZS
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    A clever tribute to literature, "Tequila Mockingbird "is "the "cocktail book for the literary obsessed. Combining beloved classic novels with witty humor and delicious drink recipes, some of the charming recipes include Vermouth the Bell Tolls, Gin Eyre, Are You There God? It's Me, Margarita, Bridget Jones's Daiquiri, and more. Accompanying the 65 cocktail recipes are a list of tools and techniques, a spirits glossary, and a handful of drinking games and bar bites, making this cocktail book both fun and functional. With a special cover designed to look like a classic novel, whimsical illustrations, and a two-color design throughout, "Tequila Mockingbird "is a one-of-a-kind cocktail book.
  • BNYTQ
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    Hot on the heels (or lobster claws) of the best-selling Salvador Dali phenomenon, Les diners de Gala, TASCHEN presents the artist's equally surreal and sensual viticulture follow-up: The Wines of Gala. A Dalinian take on pleasures of the grape and a coveted collectible, the book sets out to organize wines "according to the sensations they create in our very depths." Through eclectic metrics like production method, weight, and color, the book presents wines of the world in such innovative, Daliesque groupings as "Wines of Frivolity," "Wines of the Impossible," and "Wines of Light." Bursting with imagery, the book features more than 140 illustrations by Dali. Many of these are appropriated artworks, including various classical nudes, all of them reconstructed with suitably Surrealist, provocative touches, like Jean-Francois Millet's The Angelus, one of Dali's favorite points of reference over the decades. Dali also included what is now considered one of the greatest works from his late "Nuclear Mystic" phase, The Sacrament of the Last Supper (1955), which sets the iconic biblical scene in a translucent dodecahedron-shaped space before a Catalonian coastal landscape. Dali was by this stage a devout Catholic, simultaneously captivated by science, optical illusion, and the atomic age. The first section is dedicated to "Ten Divine Dali Wines," an overview of 10 important wine-growing regions, while the second develops Dali's revolutionary ordering of wine by emotional experience, instead of by geography or variety. Rather than any prescriptive classification, it's a flamboyant, free-flowing manifesto in favor of taste and feeling, as much a multisensory treat as a full-bodied document of Dali's late-stage oeuvre, in which the artist both reflected on formative influences and refined his own cultural legacy.
  • AVVSV
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    Rose Fournier has a knack for fun, creative, and transformative table decoration. The whimsical settings in Creative Tables forgo expensive tableware and accessories in favor of elements found in the typical home. Learn how pasta can become a whimsical centerpiece or step onto the set of an Audrey Hepburn movie adorned with classic pearls and red roses. Each exciting scene is so different from the one before, it's easy to forget they were all created with the same set of dishware-and of course, the menu always complements the decor.
  • AWXBW
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    In SHARE, Santos serves up the unique communal dining he has made his signature in his Lower East Side restaurants. This cookbook offers over 100 extraordinary "big platter" recipes for his creative take on old school favorites, specifically made for family-style dining, as well as small plates that are fun to serve when entertaining. From Crab Cake Corn Dogs to Spicy Lamb Souvlaki with Tzatziki; from Grilled Cheese Dumplings and Tomato Soup to Korean Short Rib Tacos with Classic Kimchi, SHARE is comfort food at its highest level. These scrumptious dishes will have everyone at the table reaching for seconds!
  • BPZCU
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    For food that's as beautiful as any photograph - and tastes every bit as good as it looks. It's true that `we eat with our eyes'. This beautiful, clever book provides a fantastic toolkit straight from the world of professional food styling, and it promises to change the way you cook for ever. The recipes in The New Art of Cooking include all the little preparation, cooking and serving details that make a difference to the end result: without even trying you'll pick up tips that can be applied to the rest of your repertoire. Recipes include beetroot soup with cream clouds; sticky baked feta; bittersweet seasonal salad; pork belly roast with shaken rhubarb; fancy puff-pastry fish pie; chocolate mousse with crushed praline; salted caramel wedding cake; and strawberries and cream ice lollies. From simple workday suppers to indulgent feasts for friends and family, this is an approach that will make your cooking look better than ever and taste wonderful too.
  • BQWUF
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    The Ultimate Book of Party Food presents the know-how required to master the art of entertaining guests with savoury and sweet treats. Each recipe features a full-colour cross-section illustration, step-by-step photography and a beautiful hero image to inspire the reader and demystify the cooking and preparation process. The Ultimate Book of Party Food includes basic building-block recipes such as sauces, breads, doughs and fillings, followed by detailed recipes, from fingerfood and small bites to sandwiches, rolls, soups, and tarts, to tiny sweet treats such as macarons and mini cremes. Rounded of with tips on menu planning, preparation timing and food storage, alongside sample menus, cooking and preparation techniques and information on produce, The Ultimate Book of Party Food is the complete toolbox you need to host your next celebration.
  • BSJAJ
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    Capturing the magic and finest festive traditions of Fortnum & Mason, Christmas and Other Winter Feasts gathers together everything you need to enjoy a truly delicious winter. A joyous celebration of Fortnum & Mason's love for extraordinary seasonal food, Christmas and Other Winter Feasts is filled with flavoursome recipes for Christmas and New Year's Eve, as well as Guy Fawkes and Burns' Night. From seasonable soups to hearty January eating, and featuring exclusive stories from the Fortnum & Mason archives, Christmas and Other Winter Feasts is the essential accompaniment to any party, gathering or feast.
  • AVBJV
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    The Art of Entertaining presents seventeen seasonal parties, both intimate and grand, held at a variety of Relais and Chateaux venues. These hospitality insiders, who transform their properties into perfect settings, share their ideas for creating parties that can be translated to every home. The themes, floral choices, festive table displays, recipes for cocktails and dishes, and much more show you how to wow guests with unexpected touches. Set the mood for an elegant New Year's Eve party by covering ceilings with gold balloons. To dazzle friends on the Fourth of July, make a cake in patriotic red, white, and blue and light sparklers on top. Create a cowboy-themed cookout with haystack seating and wildflowers. This beautifully photographed go-to tome will be embraced by hosts and hostesses seeking fresh inspiration from the most admired chefs and entertainers in America.
  • ALLNN
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    With her no-nonsense approach and inspirational ideas, combined with reassuring advice and easy-to-follow, reliable recipes, Nigella Christmas is guaranteed to bring comfort and joy, and make sure the season of good will stays that way.

    Here is everything you need to make your Christmas easy and enjoyable, from party food ideas and scrumptious cakes and puddings to the main event itself - turkey with all the trimmings, a vegetarian Christmas dinner or a wide range of delicious alternatives.

    With lusciously warm photography, evocative food writing and a beautiful hardback design, this Nigella Lawson recipe book you will be treasured for many years to come... and will act as a delicious Christmas present for all your friends and family.
  • BPYRN
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    Contemporary floral design thrills, amazes and delights. It can raise questions, confuse, and overwhelm, and at the same time it inspires and motivates. The International Floral Art series is testimony to the fantastic things that can be achieved with flowers. It is state of the art floral design, showcasing endless possibilities, introducing new materials and unconventional techniques and above all celebrating creativity, innovation and fresh ideas. Packed with artful and inventive new designs and showcasing many contemporary styles and techniques, this is a must-have for anyone interested in floral art, from those with fingers itching to create, to those who just want to stand back and admire the incredible talents of others.
  • AQCVO
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    The third book with kate spade new york, all in good taste is a charming entertaining guide to throwing chic, stylish get-togethers. The culture of entertaining is just as important as the food and drinks you serve, the flowers on your table and the music on your speakers; all in good taste sends rigid rules out the door and invites in unpretentious ideas that are easy, festive, and authentic, always with an air of deliberate polish. Filled with how-to's, personal essays, anecdotes, menus, tips, recipes and a liberal dash of style, all in good taste will transform you into the hostess everyone wants an invitation from. The book covers all of the essential lost arts--how to shuck an oyster, curating a stellar guest list, dinner-table topics, cocktails in the city--right alongside modern conundrums like food photo etiquette and innovations like serving pot pies in teacups. Whether you entertain a little or a lot, or just love being the person everyone wants to sit next to at dinner, all in good taste is the modern classic you'll treasure and dog-ear for years.
  • BCWUC
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    It is said that in India a festival is celebrated every day of the year. In this gastronomic celebration of India's festival cuisine, head chef of London's acclaimed Cinnamon Club, Vivek Singh brings his unique touch to traditional festival recipes and gives his insight into the significance of food from a country with a history of such diverse religions and cultures. Chapters include the most popular festivals celebrated around the world, such as Holi, Onam and Diwali, covering all religions and geographical areas within India, with Vivek's very own take on the recipes most associated with them. As well as these brand new recipes, the history and culture surrounding each festival will be explored in colourful detail. The accompanying photography will further bring alive the beauty and vibrancy of these incredible celebrations.
  • AWIWI
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    Isa Moskowitz is the vegan punk rock version of Ina Garten: a cook and lifestyle idol for a growing population. This is Isa's highly anticipated holiday cookbook--a book about entertaining that actually entertains. Here, she shows how make hosting all kinds of gatherings a breeze, with 150 mouthwatering new recipes designed to please any palate and fit any celebration, even when guests are picky, allergic, or carnivorous. You'll find menus for any situation (from Thanksgiving and Christmas to Cinco de Mayo and the Super Bowl) and a wealth of crowd-pleasing recipes like Buffalo Cauliflower, Cream of Porcini Mushroom Soup, Chipotle Mac and Cheese with Roasted Brussels Sprouts, Almond Crusted French Toast, Irish Creme Whoopie Pies, and more. With advice on everything from holiday parties to casual get-togethers like BBQs and brunch, The Superfun Times Vegan Holiday Cookbook is an accessible and fun breath of fresh air that can improve any and every celebration
  • AUVPD
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    No one loves a get-together more than Gizzi, so in her latest book she shows you how to create delicious, crowd-pleasing fare for every occasion. Christmas dinner with all the trimmings, a New Year's brunch or a frightful feast for Halloween: whatever the occasion, you will find something special to share with the ones you love. Recipes include Boxing Day turkey mole enchiladas, Bonfire night sausage casserole, Thanksgiving clambake and Dense chocolate Christmas cake. Praise for the bestselling Gizzi's Healthy Appetite: 'A great collection of food you'll really want to eat' - Tom Kerridge 'The Korean fried chicken is our go-to indulgence...there's no excuse for such dishes not to feature regularly in your midweek menu' - Stylist 'A seriously smart foodie authority' - GQ
  • BBCKR
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    If you love planning menus, styling your home for a party and spending laid back time in your kitchen, then you need to come Round to Ours. Supper club superstars Jackson & Levine like to keep it simple. They do all the hard work for you, offering over 20 ready-made menu ideas, with more than 100 recipes that celebrate the pleasures of cooking for friends and family. This cookbook has the perfect combination of menu ideas and recipes for every occasion. It is the home cook's ultimate secret weapon; whether you're throwing a dinner party for six on a Friday night or are putting on a festive Boxing Day spread for the family, this one-stop-shop will tell you how to set the mood, cook the food and create a truly memorable gathering. There's nothing faddy and no frippery - the key is good food and good company, with a secret touch of sparkle to make the meal really special. Featuring Alice and Laura's advice on beautiful styling, smart tips on making a little go a long way, and even playlists, Jackson & Levine: Round to Ours rewrites the dinner-party rulebook in style.
  • BSYHC
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    There are two ingredients that make a good meal great: Kindness and salt. Paying attention to salt as you cook, means paying attention to flavor and dedicating yourself to bringing out the best in your ingredients. Cooking with kindness means that you care deeply about the people you're feeding. Doug Crowell and Ryan Angulo, the owner and chef of Brooklyn hotspots French Louie and Buttermilk Channel, believe good food can be this simple. While kindness may not be on any ingredient list, you'll feel it upon walking into their restaurants and within every recipe they create. And salt-well, they'll teach you how to do it correctly. (You always need more than you think.) In their first cookbook, KINDNESS & SALT, Doug and Ryan share more than 100 recipes for the home cook interested in making casual, quality food and drinks to share with loved ones. With recipes like: Lamb Chops with Charred Sugar Snap Peas and Warm Vinaigrette, Buttermilk Fried Chicken with Cheddar Waffles with Black Vinegar Maple Syrup, Classic French Toast and Pancakes, Lemon-Poppy Buttermilk Cake, KINDNESS & SALT focuses on simple ingredients, classic techniques, and signature bistro dishes done exquisitely, at home. Plus it includes lots of tips on stocking a bar, how to choose and handle cheese and unfussy wines, how to store fresh fish and vegetables, and how to make the perfect Bloody Mary that drinks like a meal, and more. Crowell and Angulo expertly guide cooks toward making their best meals--with all the flair of Brooklyn cuisine at its best, and the deep simplicity of food made with love and care.
  • BRGQO
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    Foreword by Alexandre Ricard. 'A thoroughly splendid and very persuasive paean to the glories of the home bar. If you have secretly dreamed of building a bar inside your house, then you need this book.' Victoria Moore Home Bar covers all aspects of home bar design in addition to offering inspiration advice on how to create it; from which drinks to include, glassware and fridges, to recipes from some key bartenders and truly inspiring interiors. Whether you hanker after a small, stylish bar cart for a tiny urban apartment or are planning a bespoke entertainment space in your home, indoors or out, Home Bar is a comprehensive resource and a go-to inspirational manual of discerning drinks. With exclusive access to the owner of Pernod Ricard's own glamorous home bar in the south of France, this book will appeal to Mad Men fans, millenials for whom a homemade cocktail from a drinks trolley is the height of cool, and also to any discerning drinker fascinated by the mystique of soda syphons, cocktail kits and seriously interesting aperitifs and digestifs. Written by a leading authority on drink, Home Bar includes photographs from Simon Upton, one of the world's leading interiors photographers working in exclusive homes. With images from major bar cart retailers too, this book is a beautiful, comprehensive and indispensable reference for cool drinks at home, anytime.
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    AS SEEN ON CHANNEL 4'S HIT TV SERIES ESCAPE TO THE CHATEAU 'The Vintage Tea Party helps you plan not only stunning recipes for all sorts of delicious treats but also gives you countless styling tips for the perfect occasion.' - Glamour (SA)'Bring out the bone china for this book from vintage guru Angel Adoree...' - the Independent Angel Strawbridge cordially invites you to accompany her on a journey to create your perfect vintage tea party! The Vintage Patisserie is a haven of all things glamour, vintage and retro. Run by Angel Adoree, the outstanding character you may have seen on Dragon's Den or Channel 4's Escape to the Chateau, the Vintage Patisserie is a vintage hosting company, originally founded in East London where it spent years wowing its clientele with unforgettable tea parties from a bygone era. In 2015, the company (and Angel) relocated to the beautiful Chateau-de-la-Motte Husson in France, and now offers fairytale vintage weddings, among other unique celebrations. For that reason, there's nowhere better to get simple, elegant advice for hosting your very own Vintage Tea Party at home than from Angel and The Vintage Tea Party Book. As well as providing sumptuous elegant recipes to cover every time of the day, Angel's The Vintage Tea Party Book covers the full breadth of those little touches that make the perfect vintage party: Invitations, attire, decorations, props and more. The book is broken into: BRUNCH What do you mean, morning is no time for a party?! High Breakfast is the height of civilization and, here, I share my most refined brunch dishes, for a morning tea party fit for a Queen. Don your headscarf and on with the preparations! AFTERNOON Is your pinkie finger raised at the ready? There's nothing more British than Afternoon Tea. This chapter is a treasure trove of tea-time delights, from classics to decadent treats, and I show how to make a Union Flag for the ultimate traditional tea party. EVENING The evening tea party is all about glamour, giggles and good friends. On these pages, I share my most impressive recipes, for maximum impact on the eye and taste buds, to give the special people in your life the treat they deserve. STYLE You've organized the perfect vintage do, now it's time for the perfect vintage hairdo, and the perfect vintage dress, and for getting your make-up - and your man - looking just stunning. You'll be the most glamorous hostess in town!
  • BPWHY
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    Justin Chapple may have trained at the French Culinary Institute, but he knows how people really cook at home. He grew up with a large family, first learning kitchen tricks from his grandmother who made do with whatever they had, and she made the food delicious. Now Justin is the host of Food & Wine's award-nominated Mad Genius Tips video cooking series, and appears regularly on TODAY and other television shows as their resident kitchen hack expert. In his job as the Deputy Editor of the test kitchen, he's often asked to take recipes from superstar chefs (think David Chang and Thomas Keller) and simplify them for home cooks. Now he is putting all of his expertise to good use in Just Cook It!, a collection of 125 mouthwatering recipes like Avocado Pizza with Dukka and Stovetop Mac-n-Cheese with Bacon Breadcrumbs, with Justin's signature time-saving tips and hacks throughout.
  • BSJDO
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    This stunning cookbook contains 100 mouth-watering recipes for pies and tarts, themed by size: individual tartlets and handheld pies, medium ones for lunch and dinner, and big, celebratory pies for larger gatherings. Pies and tarts can be guilty pleasures, crowd pleasers, seasonal winners and heroes of the picnic or lunchbox. It's impossible to think of an autumnal lunch without apple pie, a summer feast without a glorious berry tart, or a birthday without a showstopping chocolate tart. These classics, given a contemporary spin, sit happily alongside recipes for empanadas, lattice-topped pies, slumps, and galettes. There are sweet and savoury recipes for every season, and ideas for super decorative pastry-work, as popularised on Instagram. The book also includes pastry-making tips and tricks, and building-block recipes for a variety of doughs and crusts, to help get you started.
  • ASYMH
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    Master patissier and baker to the stars Eric Lanlard returns with a gorgeous new book crammed with deliciously achievable recipes for the perfect afternoon tea. With 90 recipes for sweet and savoury treats, this book contains all the cakes, pastries, tarts and biscuits you could wish for, from Gruyere Eclairs to Pistachio and Rosewater Scones. In addition, menu ideas offer the perfect combination of flavours for your afternoon tea. Whether you're throwing a lavish tea party or simply looking for that perfect Coffee Cake recipe, this is the must-have afternoon tea cookbook.