List books in category Cooking, Food & Wine / Tablesetting

  • Peter Callahan s Party Food: Mini Hors d oeuvres, Family-Style Settings, Plated Dishes, Buffet Spreads, Bar C arts: A Cookbook

    Peter Callahan’s Party Food: Mini Hors d’oeuvres, Family-Style Settings, Plated Dishes, Buffet Spreads, Bar C arts: A Cookbook
    Peter Callahan

    At once practical and imaginative, a guide to serving food in style—at any kind of celebration Venerated caterer Peter Callahan compiles his 30 plus years of entertaining experience for serving visually stunning and palate-electrifying food in new ways. You’re invited into his world of whimsy and wit as he shares brand-new signature hors d'oeuvres and expands his repertoire for the first time to offer ideas for tablescapes, buffets, seated dinners, and bars. Peter brilliantly breaks down his high-end serving style with simplifications and shortcuts, enabling you to throw the coolest of parties—regardless of your skill level, the size of the crowd, the venue, or the theme. Along with stories about and amazing re-creations of actual events, the 100 original party tricks and recipes in this book will help you set the scene for a beautiful, conversation-filled gathering—every time.

  • The Art Table Decoration

    The Art Table Decoration
    Cary Cornell

    Suggests a variety of tablesettings and centerpieces for everyday as well as for holidays, parties, and special occasions.

  • Nathalie Dupree s Comfortable Entertaining: At Home with Ease and Grace

    Nathalie Dupree’s Comfortable Entertaining: At Home with Ease and Grace
    Nathalie Dupree

    In Comfortable Entertaining, Nathalie Dupree has written the book that gives us permission-at long last-to entertain in a less-than-perfect world. A much-loved cookbook and television personality, Dupree has thrown parties on rooftops and in tiny apartments, planned galas for hundreds, and put on last-minute get-togethers. Comfortable Entertaining is the book that shows us how to do what Dupree does best-create spontaneous hospitality and great food.This full-range cookbook and entertaining guide features twenty-six full menus, from holiday classics to an eye-popping formal dinner party for eight, from soup parties and brunches to more casual meals and salad lunches. Dupree displays colorful and attractive napkin and tablecloth arrangements, explains how to seat feuding guests, and tells us what to do when dinner burns to a crisp minutes before the guests arrive (order out!). Illustrated throughout with color photographs and packed with 250 life-is-not-perfect recipes, Comfortable Entertaining is as friendly, inspiring, and down-to-earth as a cookbook can get.

  • Mrs. Dunwoody s Excellent Instructions for Homekeeping: Timeless Wisdom and Practical Advice

    Mrs. Dunwoody’s Excellent Instructions for Homekeeping: Timeless Wisdom and Practical Advice
    Miriam Lukken

    Mrs. Dunwoody is a character based on the author's great grandmother and other traditional Southern women who believe in the importance of making a house a home.

  • Tea Party: 20 Themed Tea Parties with Recipes for Every Occasion, from Fabulous Showers to Intimate Gatherings

    Tea Party: 20 Themed Tea Parties with Recipes for Every Occasion, from Fabulous Showers to Intimate Gatherings
    Tracy Stern

    Enjoy life. Drink tea. Celebrate often. Tracy Stern is passionate about tea. She has created wildly popular lines of teas and tea-based beauty products and has hosted hundreds of stylish tea parties to celebrate all sorts of occasions. She has introduced a new generation to the pleasures of tea without any of its traditional stuffiness. In Tea Party, she encourages everyone to make their next gathering that much more special by incorporating tea into the menu. Starting with tips on choosing and brewing teas–from white and green teas to herbal rooibos and different black teas–Tea Party then shares more than seventy-five recipes, both savory and sweet, as part of twenty themed tea parties. Stern features classic tea accompaniments such as Scones with Clotted Cream and Cucumber-Mint Tea Sandwiches as well as novel recipes that use flavorful and healthful tea as an ingredient, including Homemade Potato Fries with Ceylon Tea Salt and Tea-Scented Chocolate Truffles. Above all, the focus is on fun, not fuss. The party suggestions are perfect for afternoons with friends, bridal and baby showers, cocktail and dinner parties, picnics, and brunches. A Mad Hatter’s Tea Party–for a birthday or an unbirthday–will delight kids and adults alike with tea sandwiches made with edible flowers followed by Eat Me! Cupcakes. Chai Breakfast Tea reveals a fantastic recipe for the sweetly spiced irresistible drink along with recipes for chai-scented pancakes and candied almonds. Ideas and inspirations abound for fabulous, easy, and affordable invitations, decorations, table settings, and charming party favors that tie into each party’s theme. Featuring beautiful color photography throughout, Tea Party is a hip, up-to-date slant on a beloved tradition, inspiring everyone to drink a little more tea, celebrate a little more often, and enjoy life a whole lot more.

  • How to Throw a Dinner Party Without Having a Nervous Breakdown

    How to Throw a Dinner Party Without Having a Nervous Breakdown
    Tamara Reynolds

    “This eccentrically enjoyable book by two strange and wonderful women may well be the cookbook America needs right now.” —Anthony Bourdain First released as a paperback in 2009, this is still the cookbook America needs: a frank, empowering guide to dining at home with friends. How to Throw a Dinner Party Without Having a Nervous Breakdown is the collected wisdom of self-taught cooks and NYC supper-club hosts. It includes: · more than 50 party-tested recipes · nine complete menus for skill levels from never-touched-a-knife to ambitious thrill seeker · a “Plan of Attack” for each menu, to help you prepare multiple dishes without panic · realistic wine recommendations · practical tips on stocking a kitchen, making vegetarians happy and plenty more Dinner parties can break all the rules and still be great. In fact, they’re even better when they’re personal, honest and a little messy. So grab this book, get in the kitchen and show your friends you love them!

  • Vegan Cookbook: 200 Healthy & Delicious Recipes For The Beginner Vegan

    Vegan Cookbook: 200 Healthy & Delicious Recipes For The Beginner Vegan
    Jared Bangerter

    Are you considering changing to a vegan diet?Are you also thinking about losing weight? Would you like to try something that is innovative and completely different? Now you can enjoy a vegan diet and lifestyle and also lose weight at the same time, with this amazing book, crammed with more than 200 delicious and nutritious recipes which are all suitable for a vegan lifestyle.Inside these pages, you will learn not only how to prepare the sublime recipes, but also:Learn about the science of veganismHow to burn fat and lose weightThe best ways to adjust seamlessly to a vegan dietRecipes for any mealtimeReal-life testimonialsAnd more…If you have ever considered adopting a vegan lifestyle, then there’s no better time than right now!Written by a former NASM certified personal trainer and containing exact numbers of calories, protein, fat and carbs with each recipe, you will see exactly what is going into your body and be able to use the built-in diet plan, which is also included, to best effect. Complete with beautiful photographs, this is not just another cookbook to add to your collection, but the start of a whole new way of life.

  • 1,000 Food Art and Styling Ideas: Mouthwatering Food Presentations from Chefs, Photographers, and Bloggers from Around the Globe

    1,000 Food Art and Styling Ideas: Mouthwatering Food Presentations from Chefs, Photographers, and Bloggers from Around the Globe
    Ari Bendersky

    DIVWhether you €™re a food photographer or a food lover, this book is sure to inspire you to create visually stunning dishes. 1,000 Food Art & Styling Ideas beautifully showcases 1,000 of the best food art presentations from around the world. From Italy to China to the United States, the photos highlight the best food art presentations each country has to offer, submitted by professional photographers, food stylists, chefs, and food bloggers. The succulent images will make your mouth water and inspire your next photo shoot €”whether it €™s a basic plate of pasta or a table full of pastries and parfaits. You €™ll learn new techniques for staging your food to make it an out-of-world experience for your guests./divDIV/divDIVThis is a visual showcase designed to provide endless inspiration for anyone who loves food, styling, and photography./div

  • Sunday Suppers: Recipes + Gatherings: A Cookbook

    Sunday Suppers: Recipes + Gatherings: A Cookbook
    Karen Mordechai

    Rediscover the art of cooking and eating communally with a beautiful, simple collection of meals for friends and family. With her dinner series Sunday Suppers, Karen Mordechai celebrates the magic of gathering, bringing together friends and strangers to connect over the acts of cooking and sharing meals. For those who yearn to connect around the table, Karen’s simple, seasonally driven recipes, evocative photography, and understated styling form a road map to creating community in their own kitchens and in offbeat locations. This collection of gatherings will inspire a sense of adventure and community for both the novice and experienced cook alike.

  • Chocolate: History, Culture, and Heritage

    Chocolate: History, Culture, and Heritage
    Louis E. Grivetti

    International Association of Culinary Professionals (IACP) 2010 Award Finalists in the Culinary History category. Chocolate. We all love it, but how much do we really know about it? In addition to pleasing palates since ancient times, chocolate has played an integral role in culture, society, religion, medicine, and economic development across the Americas, Africa, Asia, and Europe. In 1998, the Chocolate History Group was formed by the University of California, Davis, and Mars, Incorporated to document the fascinating story and history of chocolate. This book features fifty-seven essays representing research activities and contributions from more than 100 members of the group. These contributors draw from their backgrounds in such diverse fields as anthropology, archaeology, biochemistry, culinary arts, gender studies, engineering, history, linguistics, nutrition, and paleography. The result is an unparalleled, scholarly examination of chocolate, beginning with ancient pre-Columbian civilizations and ending with twenty-first-century reports. Here is a sampling of some of the fascinating topics explored inside the book: Ancient gods and Christian celebrations: chocolate and religion Chocolate and the Boston smallpox epidemic of 1764 Chocolate pots: reflections of cultures, values, and times Pirates, prizes, and profits: cocoa and early American east coast trade Blood, conflict, and faith: chocolate in the southeast and southwest borderlands of North America Chocolate in France: evolution of a luxury product Development of concept maps and the chocolate research portal Not only does this book offer careful documentation, it also features new and previously unpublished information and interpretations of chocolate history. Moreover, it offers a wealth of unusual and interesting facts and folklore about one of the world's favorite foods.

  • Culinology: The Intersection of Culinary Art and Food Science: The Intersection of Culinary Art and Food Science

    Culinology: The Intersection of Culinary Art and Food Science: The Intersection of Culinary Art and Food Science
    Research Chefs Association

    Culinology: The Intersection of Culinary Art and Food Science will demonstrate how the disciplines of culinary arts and food science work hand in hand in the research and development of new manufactured food products for the commercial, retail, and foodservice industries. It will be the authoritative source that will add value and relevance to this growing discipline and its practitioners. Integrating culinary arts with food science and technology, this book provides the best strategy for developing successful food products on a large scale. Real-world applications and business models ground the book and clearly illustrate how the concepts and theories work in business and industry.

  • A Lady at the Table: A Concise, Contemporary Guide to Table Manners

    A Lady at the Table: A Concise, Contemporary Guide to Table Manners
    Sheryl Shade

    Gain the knowledge you need to maneuver any dining situation—from a casual meal of fried chicken to a seven-course dinner at the finest restaurant in the world.A Lady at the Table will give any woman the knowledge she needs to maneuver any dining situation – from a casual meal of fried chicken at her mom's house to a seven-course dinner at the finest restaurant in the world. It includes. . .How to set a tableHow to pronounce more than 100 different food namesHow to use obscure eating utensilsHow to perform the Heimlich maneuverHow to eat more than 25 foods that are challenging to eat gracefully such as lobster, snails, fried chicken, and pasta.In a society where more and more people eat with plastic forks and spoons at fast food restaurants, it is still important that a lady know proper dining etiquette. Showing she has little working knowledge of table manners at a lunch meeting or on a job interview over dinner may have an important impact on a woman's life.Like all the books in the GentleManners series, A Lady at the Table is easy to use, non-threatening, and an entertaining read. In addition to containing similar information as A Gentleman at the Table, A Lady at the Table deals with topics that apply uniquely to women such as how to respond when men rise as you leave or approach the table, how to react when a chair is pulled out for you and when it isn't, what to do when a man orders for you, and how to pay the check graciously when you are hosting a man.

  • Cuisine and Culture: A History of Food and People, Edition 3

    Cuisine and Culture: A History of Food and People, Edition 3
    Linda Civitello

    An illuminating account of how history shapes our diets—now in a new revised and updated Third Edition Why did the ancient Romans believe cinnamon grew in swamps guarded by giant killer bats? How did African cultures imported by slavery influence cooking in the American South? What does the 700-seat McDonald's in Beijing serve in the age of globalization? With the answers to these and many more such questions, Cuisine and Culture, Third Edition presents an engaging, entertaining, and informative exploration of the interactions among history, culture, and food. From prehistory and the earliest societies in the Fertile Crescent to today's celebrity chefs, Cuisine and Culture, Third Edition presents a multicultural and multiethnic approach to understanding how and why major historical events have affected and defined the culinary traditions in different societies. Now revised and updated, this Third Edition is more comprehensive and insightful than ever before. Covers prehistory through the present day—from the discovery of fire to the emergence of television cooking shows Explores how history, culture, politics, sociology, and religion have determined how and what people have eaten through the ages Includes a sampling of recipes and menus from different historical periods and cultures Features French and Italian pronunciation guides, a chronology of food books and cookbooks of historical importance, and an extensive bibliography Includes all-new content on technology, food marketing, celebrity chefs and cooking television shows, and Canadian cuisine. Complete with revealing historical photographs and illustrations, Cuisine and Culture is an essential introduction to food history for students, history buffs, and food lovers.

  • InStyle Parties: The Complete Guide to Easy, Elegant Entertaining All Year Round

    InStyle Parties: The Complete Guide to Easy, Elegant Entertaining All Year Round
    The Editors of InStyle

    A completely revised and updated edition of the top-selling book from one of the leading beauty and fashion magazines, InStyle Parties is the must-have resource for anyone looking to host chic parties without stress or guesswork. The editors of InStyle offer their expert advice on hosting any type of celebration. Whether a baby shower, dinner gathering, or holiday affair, you'll discover how to transform your tabletop to fit the theme, get ideas for the perfect invitations, and learn the shortcuts of posh party prep. Each chapter has a menu of recipes-including a signature cocktail-a timeline of what preparation to do when to make the day-of a breeze, and a party favor or activity to keep guests entertained. This elegant, full-color book is sure to inspire and help any hostess throw a stylish at-home party right down to the napkins!

  • The Rituals of Dinner: The Origins, Evolution, Eccentricities, and Meaning of Table Manners

    The Rituals of Dinner: The Origins, Evolution, Eccentricities, and Meaning of Table Manners
    Margaret Visser

    A New York Times Notable Book: A renowned scholar explores the way we eat across cultures and throughout history. From the wild parties of ancient Greece to the strictures of an Upper East Side meal to the ritualistic feasts of cannibals, Margaret Visser takes us on a fascinating journey through the diverse practices, customs, and taboos that define how and why we prepare and consume food the way we do. With keen insights into small details we take for granted, such as the origins of forks and chopsticks or why tablecloths exist, and examinations of broader issues like the economic implications of dining etiquette, Visser scrutinizes table manners across eras and oceans, offering an intimate new understanding of eating both as a biological necessity and a cultural phenomenon. Witty and impeccably researched, The Rituals of Dinner is a captivating blend of folklore, sociology, history, and humor. In the words of the New York Times Book Review, “Read it, because you’ll never look at a table knife the same way again.”

  • Platters and Boards: Beautiful, Casual Spreads for Every Occasion

    Platters and Boards: Beautiful, Casual Spreads for Every Occasion
    Shelly Westerhausen

    Platters and Boards — Entertaining dishes and party dishes your guests will loveEntertaining and party dishes from Platters and Boards: Celebrated author and food blogger Shelly Westerhausen shares the secrets to creating casually chic spreads anyone can make and everyone will enjoy (and envy) in her bestselling Platters and Boards cookbook. This visual cornucopia of a cookbook is the guide to entertaining with effortless style.Platters and Boards is an inspiring resource for throwing unforgettable get-togethers: Organized by time of day, 40 contemporary arrangements are presented with gorgeous photography, easy-to-prepare recipes, suggested meat and drink pairings, and notes on preparation and presentation.Helpful advice includes:Tips on portioningGuides to picking surfaces and vesselsRecommendations for pairing complementary textures and flavorsA handy chart featuring board suggestions for a variety of occasions (from holiday parties to baby showers)Fans of Cook Beautiful, The Art of the Cheese Plate, InStyle Parties, Magnolia Table, and Cravings will love Platters and Boards.

  • Keto Meal Prep - The Ultimate Guide For Beginners And Intermediates (Plan To Save You Time And Money)

    Keto Meal Prep – The Ultimate Guide For Beginners And Intermediates (Plan To Save You Time And Money)
    Alexandros Costa

    Would you like to lose up to EXTRA 2 more pounds a week, know how to prepare your Keto meals faster and save money at the same time?You can now save a lot more time and money with Alexandros Costas' new Keto Meal Prep! Meal prepping is a concept supported by many scientific studies, among which The American Journal of Health. A research conducted by Harvard School of Public Health indicates that some of the major benefits of meal prepping (besides the two mentioned above) are: reduced stress and a more nutritionally balanced diet as you avoid rushed preparation or last-minute decisions on what to eat and. Keto Meal Prep includes:how to lose up to 2 more pounds a week with Keto meal prep (Chapter 5; pages 25-30)How to save time with meal prep (Chapter 3; pages 18-20)How To Kickstart your day (Chapter 6 page 31-43)Mistakes to avoid (chapter 9: pages 125-128)" Emergency Keto" (Chapter 8: pages 103-124)When and what to "meal prep" (Chapter 2: pages 15-16)Meat meal ideas (Chapter 7: Pages 44-79_Vegan, vegetarian and dairy free Keto meal ideas (Chapter 7; pages 80-103)Meal prepping essentials (Alexandros' meal prepping "map" to success for you) (Chapter 2 pages 2-17)How to save money with meal prep (Chapter 4; pages 21-24)Mistakes to avoid (Chapter 9; pages 125-128)… and much, much more!On the top, you will find a bonus section inside, at the end of the book that will greatly impact your success!Even applying three things inside could result in a 10 – 15% less time spent in the kitchen and 5 – 10% money saved.The content is written in an easy to understand English, with plenty of pictures and with simple and practical, yet effective methods that could be applied even by a 12-year-old boy with no cooking or kitchen experience whatsoever.The information inside is perfect for a Keto beginner and could easily offer value to an intermediate.So if you value your time and want to save some extra money every week, click "add to cart"!

  • Spoon: A Guide to Spoon Carving and the New Wood Culture

    Spoon: A Guide to Spoon Carving and the New Wood Culture
    Barn the Spoon

    In this fully illustrated and beautiful guide to our most functional utensil—the spoon—a master craftsman shares his life’s work: designing and carving exquisite, functional wooden spoons from branches and logs using time-honored woodworking skills and techniques.The simple, ordinary spoon is part of our everyday lives, from stirring our first cup of coffee to the long slurp of soup poured with a ladle to scraping the last bit of pudding from the bowl. Barn the Spoon is a master craftsman in the rarified art of spoon carving and a thoughtful proponent of the new wood culture renaissance. His love, care, and passion for wooden spoons is genuine and infectious. In Spoon he brings unparalleled color and character to his role as one of the world’s most respected spoon carvers and shares the extraordinary skill and gentle philosophy he applies to his life’s work. Barn shows how to use the axe and knife, from how they should feel in your hand to honing the perfect edge when carving your own spoons. Featuring sixteen unique designs in the four main categories of spoon—eating, serving, cooking, and measuring—Barn takes you through the nuances of their making, how each design is informed by its function at the table or in the kitchen, and the key skills you will learn. Stunning photography on nearly every page both inspires and acts as a blueprint to help perfect your technique. A celebration of the ordinary transformed into the extraordinary, Barn’s spoons take you on a journey into the new wood culture, from understanding the relationship among wood, the raw material, and its majestic origins in our trees and woodland, to the workshop and the axe block, and into your own kitchen. This gorgeous, full-color book is the perfect gift for the home chef, woodcarver, crafter, collector, artist, escapist urbanite, or anyone harboring dreams of a self-sufficient lifestyle.

  • How to Set a Table: Inspiration, Ideas, and Etiquette for Hosting Friends and Family

    How to Set a Table: Inspiration, Ideas, and Etiquette for Hosting Friends and Family
    Potter Gift

    This hip, fabric-covered guide includes creative ways to style a table–whether for a sit-down dinner, cocktail party, brunch buffet, picnic in the park, and other fun get-togethersWhether you live in a small apartment or sprawling suburban kitchen, How to Set a Table features stylish, modern ideas for welcoming family and friends in your home. This gift book, wrapped in a pretty, printed fabric, serves as a practical step-by-step guide to entertaining–with extra information on etiquette, place setting basics, centerpieces, mixing and matching, essential glassware, and napkin folds. With unexpected ideas for using all the great tableware you can find at flea markets, chain stores, or around the house, How to Set a Table updates a classic topic for a new generation of hosts.

  • Food with Friends: The Art of Simple Gatherings: A Cookbook

    Food with Friends: The Art of Simple Gatherings: A Cookbook
    Leela Cyd

    Small bites and treats to shareThe best gatherings are simple, yet somehow special. They might begin with an impromptu picnic after shopping at the farmer’s market or a late lunch with neighbors that stretches into cocktails under the stars. Whatever the occasion, this picture-perfect cookbook shows how to turn any meal into a delectable affair. These effortless recipes for brunch, teatime, happy hours, picnics, potlucks, and dessert all include a whimsical twist: a few slices of French toast doused in lavender syrup, rainbow chard empanadas served with pistachio crema, or a vibrant purple cauliflower hummus. With tips on creating an inviting table, stocking a pantry to make last-minute nibbles, and packing delicious parting gifts for guests, Food with Friends will inspire any get-together, however large or small.

  • Cocina de fiesta

    Cocina de fiesta
    Cristina Sala Carbonell

    Esta obra está ideada para solucionar cualquier duda que se puedan plantear aquellas personas que, en un momento determinado, deciden organizar una fiesta en su casa. Es una obra imprescindible para que las celebraciones familiares o sociales sean un éxito del principio al final.

  • Sukiyaki - The Art of Japanese Cooking and Hospitality

    Sukiyaki – The Art of Japanese Cooking and Hospitality
    Fumiko

    A helpful guide for anybody wishing to impress by bringing some Asian flair to a dinner party.

  • Food and Beverage Service, 9th Edition

    Food and Beverage Service, 9th Edition
    John Cousins

    Understand both the key concepts and modern developments within the global food and beverage service industry with this new edition of the internationally respected text.An invaluable reference for trainers, practitioners and anyone working towards professional qualifications in food and beverage service, this new edition has been thoroughly updated to include a greater focus on the international nature of the hospitality industry. In addition to offering broad and in-depth coverage of concepts, skills and knowledge, it explores how modern trends and technological developments have impacted on food and beverage service globally.- Covers all of the essential industry knowledge, from personal skills, service areas and equipment, menus and menu knowledge, beverages and service techniques, to specialised forms of service, events and supervisory aspects- Supports a range of professional food and beverage service qualifications, including foundation degrees or undergraduate programmes in restaurant, hotel, leisure or event management, as well as in-company training programmes- Aids visual learners with over 200 photographs and illustrations demonstrating current service conventions and techniques

  • A Gentleman at the Table: A Concise, Contemporary Guide to Table Manners

    A Gentleman at the Table: A Concise, Contemporary Guide to Table Manners
    John Bridges

    Gain the knowledge you need to maneuver any dining situation – from a casual meal of fried chicken at mom's house to a seven-course dinner at the finest restaurant in the world.A Gentleman at the Table will give any man the knowledge he needs to maneuver any dining situation – from a casual meal of fried chicken at his mom's house to a seven-course dinner at the finest restaurant in the world. It includes. . .How to set a tableHow to pronounce more than 100 unusual food namesHow to use obscure eating utensilsHow to perform the Heimlich maneuverHow to eat more than 25 foods that are challenging to eat gracefully such as lobster, snails, fried chicken, and pasta.In a society where more and more people eat with plastic forks and spoons at fast food restaurants, it is still important that a man know proper dining etiquette. There are still situations where not knowing what a finger bowl is or not knowing how to pronounce an item on a menu can have an effect on what others think of you. Showing he has little working knowledge of table manners at a lunch meeting or on a job interview over dinner may have an important impact on a man's life.Like all the books in the GentleManners series, A Gentleman at the Table is easy to use, non-threatening, and an entertaining read.

  • Dishes

    Dishes
    Shax Riegler

    Dishes is the dish obsessive’s dream come true—a definitive guide to the colorful, wonderful dinner plate, with hundreds of patterns organized thematically and annotated with historical details and charming anecdotes that span centuries and continents. The book is chock-full of everything a dish lover could hope for, including more than 600 of history’s most stunning plates; profiles of iconic manufacturers like Wedgwood, Spode, and Homer Laughlin; patterns by world-famous artists and designers, from Frank Lloyd Wright to Vera Wang; and so much more. This chunky, intensely satisfying little package makes the perfect gift for antiques collectors, decorators, brides-to-be, hostesses, and anyone else who finds tableware addictingly irresistible.

  • Cook Beautiful

    Cook Beautiful
    Athena Calderone

    The debut cookbook from Athena Calderone, creator of EyeSwoon, with 100 seasonal recipes for meals as gorgeous as they are delicious. In Cook Beautiful, Athena reveals the secrets to preparing and presenting unforgettable meals. As the voice and curator behind EyeSwoon, an online lifestyle destination for food, entertaining, fashion, and interior design, Athena cooks with top chefs, hosts incredible dinners, and designs stunning tablescapes, while emphasizing the importance of balancing the visual elements of each dish with incredible flavors. In her debut cookbook, she’s finally showing the rest of us how to achieve her impeccable yet approachable cooking style. Included are 100 recipes with step-by-step advice on everything from prep to presentation—from artfully layering a peach and burrata salad to searing a perfect steak. Recipes include Grilled Zucchini Flatbread with Ramp-Pistachio Pesto, Charred Eggplant with Zaatar and Yogurt Tahini, Mezzi Rigatoni with Radicchio and Guanciale, Stewed Pork with Squash and Walnut Gremolata, Blood Orange Bundt Cake with Orange Bitters Glaze, and more. Organized by season, each section closes with a tablescape inspired by nature, along with specific table décor and entertaining tips. Cook Beautiful is where design meets food, where culinary tradition marries food styling, where home chefs become experts. These are luscious dishes to make for friends and family, with advice that will inspire you to create visually stunning, and still wholly delicious, culinary masterpieces.

  • The Food Stylist s Handbook: Hundreds of Media Styling Tips, Tricks, and Secrets for Chefs, Artists, Bloggers, and Food Lovers

    The Food Stylist’s Handbook: Hundreds of Media Styling Tips, Tricks, and Secrets for Chefs, Artists, Bloggers, and Food Lovers
    Denise Vivaldo

    Acclaimed food stylist Denise Vivaldo shares the tips and secrets of the trade with cooks and foodies alike who want to become master stylists. It takes a steady hand to arrange the chocolate curls and drizzle the caramel sauce in elaborate designs on top of that sumptuous tiered cake. Whether for food blogs, television, books, magazines, movies, menus, or advertising, food stylists and photographers learn to slice, plate, tweak, and arrange so the dish becomes less a bit of food and more the work of an artisan.With Denise and coauthor Cindie Flannigan’s help, you’ll find out how to get started, what equipment you’ll need, how to find clients, tips to staying successful in the business, and—most importantly—how to craft and style food (and products that appear to be food) so it all looks delicious from every angle.This paperback edition of The Food Stylist’s Handbook has been fully updated and revised to help current culinary professionals, armchair chefs, bloggers, and food photographers understand how to make every picture tell a story.

  • Decorative Napkin Folding for Beginners

    Decorative Napkin Folding for Beginners
    Lillian Oppenheimer

    Napkins are easy to fold into ingenious shapes and add a touch of festivity to any dinner. Whether you use paper or cloth, a napkin folded into a delightful shape is a welcome way to start a meal.Twenty-two different napkin folds are clearly shown, beginning with very simple folds and gradually leading to more involved ones. None of the folds is difficult and any square napkin, paper or cloth, can be used. Shapes include: Heart, Clown's Hat, Japanese Kimono, Cardinal's Hat, Nest, Love Knot, Ascot, Lady's Slipper or Boot, Candle, Silverware Holder, Peacock, Rabbit, and more.For each napkin there are step-by-step drawings and instructions showing exactly where and how to make each fold. A photograph of the finished napkin accompanies each project. The clear, simple instructions enable anyone, even absolute beginners, to decorate a table using creative napkin folding.

  • More Decorative Napkin Folding

    More Decorative Napkin Folding
    Lillian Oppenheimer

    "Shows you how simple it can be to make your table tasteful and sophisticated with napkins. Twenty-two methods are shown in detailed easy to follow step by step drawings. A perfect addition to a gift basket for the young bride and groom." — Texas Kitchen and Garden and MoreFor a fun way to turn a good meal into a gala occasion, delight your guests with the special touch of an artistically folded napkin. Besides adding eye-appeal to the table, ingeniously folded napkins will enhance the festivities, serve as conversation starters, and intrigue your guests. Decorative folds also serve such practical uses as holding a place card, silverware, party favor, dinner roll, butter dish or a flower.A rich selection of folds is illustrated in clear step-by-step drawings accompanied by easy-to-follow instructions, beginning with simple folds and proceeding to more elaborate and intricate shapes. A photograph of the finished napkin faces each page of instruction. Choose from 22 attractive folds including: Triple Fold; Tricorn; Tiered Lily; Elegant Simplicity; Sunbonnet Sue; Nut Dish; Silver Holder, Gourmet; Turban; Night Light; Double Jabot; Double Vase; and 10 more.Decorative napkin folding provides the creative host or hostess with a challenge readily and elegantly resolved by following the simple instructions and diagrams. With a bit of practice, you'll soon be delighting family and friends with expert folds that add flair to any table setting.

  • The Big Book of Potluck: Good Food - and Lots of It - for Parties, Gatherings, and All Occasions

    The Big Book of Potluck: Good Food – and Lots of It – for Parties, Gatherings, and All Occasions
    Maryana Vollstedt

    Maryana Vollstedt, queen of the best-selling Big Book series, has put the luck back in potluck with more than 250 delicious, no-nonsense recipes. From Chile Cheese Wheels and citrusy Sunburst Salad, to Moroccan Chicken with Dates and Couscous and luscious Hazelnut-Cappuccino Cake, these crowd-pleasing dishes are perfect for toting to family reunions, book clubs, showers, church suppers, picnics, and parties galore – and have everyone begging for the recipe. With tips for streamlining preparation and suggestions for transporting treats safely, this heartwarming collection guarantees that dish will go home empty!

  • Original KFC Recipes Cook Book

    Original KFC Recipes Cook Book
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    In This Book: KFC Original Recipe KFC Pot Pie KFC Potato Salad KFC Potato Wedges KFC Rotisserie Style ChickenAnd MUCH MORE

  • Starting and Running a Restaurant For Dummies

    Starting and Running a Restaurant For Dummies
    Carol Godsmark

    Starting & Running a Restaurant For Dummies will offer aspiring restaurateurs advice and guidance on this highly competitive industry – from attracting investors to your cause, to developing a food and beverages menu, to interior design and pricing issues – to help you keep your business venture afloat and enjoyable at the same time. If you already own a restaurant, inside you’ll find unbeatable tips and advice to keep bringing in those customers. Read this book, and help make your dream a reality! Starting & Running a Restaurant For Dummies covers: Basics of the restaurant business Researching the marketplace and deciding what kind of restaurant to run Writing a business plan and finding financing Choosing a location Legalities Composing a menu Setting up and hiring staff Buying and managing supplies Marketing your restaurant Health and safety