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Acclaimed chef Darren Purchese puts his own spin on Christmas with over 75 fresh, fun, lighthearted and accessible recipes. Chefs Host Christmas Too is cleverly put-together line up of Christmas greats, and new twists on how to prepare them.
The chapters cover Canapes and Drinks, Starters and Bites, Sides and Salads, The Main Event/Showstoppers, Desserts and Cheese, Edible Gifts and, of course, Leftovers, so this is your one-stop shop for a truly special Christmas feast. Start with some Gin & tonic cured trout and Duck confit rillette, before moving to the main event with Turkey saltimbocca, Roast sweet potato salad with chorizo, and Sliced potato gratin with lemon anchovy & parsley crumbs. For dessert, wow your guests with Butterscotch s'mores and Cherry trifle. All of the classics are given chef-y touches to elevate them to true gourmet events, and Darren also includes some more unusual ideas to surprise and impress your guests.
Chefs Host Christmas Too includes everything you need to keep the throng fed and entertained over the festive period.
Curate Surprising and Delicious Cheese Boards at Home Tired of the same-old cheese plate? So were fromager Brian Keyser and pastry chef Leigh Friend when they set out to change the cheese game at New York City's Casellula Cheese & Wine Cafe,and change it they did. Now they're sharing their secrets in this insider's guide to the wide, wondrous world of cheese, and the condiments that bring it to the next level.With seventy recipes for accompaniments,from spicy fruit chutneys to whole grain mustards and nut brittles,and dozens of unexpected pairings, Composing the Cheese Plate will help you create a one-of-a-kind cheese course every time!
Whether throwing a birthday buffet, a formal dinner or just having some friends round for supper, this book has all of the information that is needed to prepare for the big day. Planning ahead is the key to success and advice is given on all the essentials, from deciding on the type of party, hiring a venue and making guest lists, to creating the appropriate atmosphere, choosing table stylings, and estimating food and drink requirements. There are useful suggestions for what food can be cooked ahead of the party date and even what you can do with the leftovers after the big day. There are also recommendations for what to provide as nibbles, which sauces and dressings to prepare and which wines, beers or cocktails to serve.
From Jennifer Scott-author of the New York Times bestselling Madame Chic series and founder of the Daily Connoisseur blog-comes this playful take on manners and being a good global citizen. Parents and younger children work together to read about a wide range of topics: communication, table manners, tidiness, thinking of others, grooming, and health. Activities, learning games, fill-in-the-blanks, letter-writing exercises, recipes (for food and for slime!), and some fun songs and rhymes help kids learn concepts and practice good behaviors. Featuring charming illustrations and go-to advice from a trusted source, this is a timely guide for raising well-mannered, neat, and gracious children for parents, grandparents, and children of reading age.
Sweet, savoury and surprisingly straightforward - explore the limitless possibilities for cookies without complicated steps in AllanBakes Really Good No-Nonsense Cookies. This collection of recipes features new classics and creations with unexpected flavours. Please the taste buds with crispy salted egg yolk cornflake cookies, or surprise them with red curry cookies and eggless longan cookies. While playing with flavours and textures, Allan takes a no-frills approach and keeps his recipes easy to understand. A guide on using baking tools ensures that baking these treats will be fun and fuss-free. Satisfying those cookie cravings at home has never been more enjoyable.
There is much tradition and folklore surrounding weddings. Generation after generation, cultures have developed rituals, superstitions and events to make this day a special one to remember. Learn about the world's most expensive wedding dress, where exactly the idea of bachelor parties came from and cultural practices the world over.
Celebrations that show your love Create beautiful memories for your family and friends by stopping to celebrate life's joyful moments. In this essential guide to entertaining, Katie Jacobs reveals her secrets for throwing fantastic parties for any occasion, from a casual backyard movie night to a lavish holiday party. Using Katie's inspiring ideas and make-ahead tips, you will be so organized that you can minimize the fuss, enjoy the time, and celebrate too! Brimming with creative party themes for every season, inspiring decor ideas, and delicious recipes, So Much to Celebrate is the perfect book for anyone who appreciates good times, good food, and good celebrations. Katie Jacobsis a stylist for Reese Witherspoon's lifestyle brand Draper James, Pottery Barn, and Beaufort Bonnet Company, among others. A fourth-generation Nashvillian, she's been featured in Martha Stewart Living, Southern Living Weddings, Nashville Lifestyles as well as on Inspired By This, Fashionable Hostess, and The Scout Guide. Katie is also a photographer, graphic designer, and foodie. Learn more on Katie's food and lifestyle blog, StylingMyEveryday.com.
Revised and updated 10 years after it was first published, this new edition of Debrett's A-Z of Modern Manners provides a wealth of practical and light-hearted advice for the digital age. From avocados to zebra crossings, via humblebragging, selfies and vaping, this is an indispensable guide to the bewildering world of contemporary conduct. Learn how to deploy an emoji, navigate a message group, and online-date with distinction, without neglecting such timeless social minefields as remembering names, hosting a dinner party and giving up your seat. This new edition of the perennially popular A-Z of Modern Manners anticipates the 250th anniversary of Debrett's, the authority on modern etiquette, in 2019.
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