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Entertaining : inspired menus for cooking with family and friends
Other title(s):
Williams-Sonoma entertaining
Publication Information:
Menlo Park, CA : Oxmoor House : Distributed by Sunset Books, ©2004.
Physical Description:
319 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm.
General Note:
At head of title: Williams-Sonoma.

Includes index.
A feast of inspirations -- Planning a party -- Menus for spring (Sunday gathering -- Midweek supper -- Easter brunch -- Bon voyage party) -- Menus for summer (Solstice dinner -- Garden party -- Summer barbecue -- Seaside supper) -- Menus for autumn (Pizza party -- Midday tea party -- Wine lovers' evening -- Thanksgiving feast) -- Menus for winter (Weekend breakfast -- Traditional Christmas dinner -- New Year's Eve cocktail party -- Valentine's Day dinner for two) -- Elements of the table.
Sixteen seasonal menus with more than 100 simple, delicious recipes.

- Beautiful full-color photography shows every recipe as a finished dish, plus key preparation, cooking, and serving techniques.

- Inspiring photos show creative ideas for table settings, flower arranging, and party favors.

- Dozens of ideas for successful parties, from planning a menu to mixing creative cocktails to shortcuts for preparing the meal.


Call Number
642.4 Dolese
642..4 DOLESE 2004
642.4 DOLESE

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If you enjoy sharing your home and your table with friends and family, Williams-Sonoma Entertaining is for you. Its approach is fresh and informal: The secret to entertaining is delightful, engaging ideas, easy, seasonal recipes, and helpful tips to make everything go smoothly. Brought to life with beautiful photography, this indispensable guide redefines entertaining for the way we live today. You'll find everything from festive-occasion feasts and parties to cozy family suppers, presented in a practical step-by-step format that gives you all the information and inspiration you need to entertain with confidence and style. Book jacket.

Table of Contents

A Feast of Inspirationsp. 7
Planning a Partyp. 8
Menus for Spring
Sunday Gatheringp. 20
Midweek Supperp. 36
Easter Brunchp. 52
Bon Voyage Partyp. 70
Menus for Summer
Solstice Dinnerp. 88
Garden Partyp. 106
Summer Barbecuep. 126
Seaside Supperp. 146
Menus for Autumn
Pizza Partyp. 164
Midday Tea Partyp. 180
Wine Lovers' Eveningp. 196
Thanksgiving Feastp. 218
Menus for Winter
Weekend Breakfastp. 242
Traditional Chirstmas Dinnerp. 256
New Year's Eve Cocktail Partyp. 274
Valentine's Day Dinner for Twop. 294
Elements of the Tablep. 310
Indexp. 315
Acknowledgmentsp. 319