Entertaining + Tabletop

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BRUNCH IS HELL: HOW TO SAVE THE WORLD BY THROWING A DINNER PARTY

Written by Newnam, Brendan Francis
A call to arms against BRUNCH . . . and a how-to guide for fighting back, from the hosts of the hit podcast and public radio show The Dinner Party Download Society is under threat. The culprit? BRUNCH. Not merely a forum for overpriced eggs, brunch is a leisure-time-squandering hellscape, embodying all that is soul-killing and alienating about modern life.
December 5, 2017 | Hardcover | Little Brown and Company | 224 Pages |
$25.00
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PIZZAZZERIE: ENTERTAIN IN STYLE: TABLESCAPES & RECIPES FOR THE MODERN HOSTESS

Written by Whitmore, Courtney
Create exceptional parties with party-planning expert Courtney Whitmore, creator of Pizzazzerie.com. Tablescapes, tips, DIY crafts, beautiful color photos, and more than 50 recipes, in an easy-to-follow format, to inspire every hostess.
August 8, 2017 | Hardcover | Gibbs Smith | 200 Pages |
$25.99
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HYGGE LIFE: EMBRACING THE NORDIC ART OF COZINESS THROUGH RECIPES, ENTERTAINING, DECORATING, SIMPLE RITUALS, AND FAMILY TRADITIONS

Written by Eddy, Jody
Equal parts cookbook and lifestyle guide, this cozy little book shows you how to cultivate comfort and contentment and embrace life's small pleasures with the Danish practice of hygge. Hygge (loosely translated as "coziness") is centered around the idea of inviting comforting elements into day-to-day life while creating warmth, community, and intimacy.
November 14, 2017 | Hardcover | Ten Speed Press | 168 Pages |
$22.00
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SECOND BLOOM: CATHY GRAHAM'S ART OF THE TABLE

Written by Clark, Alexis
Artist, collector, and entertaining guru Cathy Graham shares her secrets for gracious living and memorable get-togethers in Second Bloom. Graham covers the essential elements that make every event shine--flowers, paper components, table setting, and food presentation.
September 12, 2017 | Hardcover | Vendome Press | 224 Pages |
$35.00
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VERANDA ENTERTAINING

Written by Veranda
The art and allure of elegant entertaining, from VERANDA.
April 4, 2017 | Hardcover | Hearst | 224 Pages |
$40.00
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WABI-SABI WELCOME: LEARNING TO EMBRACE THE IMPERFECT AND ENTERTAIN WITH THOUGHTFULNESS AND EASE

Written by Pointer Adams, Julie
"An antidote to the veneer of perfectionism so often presented by books of its kind, Wabi-Sabi Welcome offers readers license to slow down and host guests with humility, intention, and contentment." --Nathan Williams, founder of Kinfolk
June 13, 2017 | Hardcover | Artisan Publishers |
$29.95
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50 YEARS OF CHRISTMAS TABLES: STORIES TOLD THROUGH PORCELAIN BY ROAYL COPENHAGEN

Written by Christensen, Lone Rahbek
Since its founding in 1775, every single piece of china from Royal Copenhagen has borne the now world-famous logo with its three waves. They symbolize the Danish straits of Great Belt, Little Belt and the Sound.
November 15, 2013 | Hardcover | Te Neues Publishing Company | 220 Pages |
$65.00
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ENTERTAINING IS FUN!: HOW TO BE A POPULAR HOSTESS

Written by Draper, Dorothy
- Originally published in 1941, Dorothy Draper extends her decorating philosophy to hosting and proves that living well never goes out of fashion - Companion guide to Decorating Is Fun!: How To Be Your Own Decorator - Filled with tips, advice and delightful anecdotes with a new introduction by acclaimed designer Carleton Varney, Draper's protege - A must-have for fans and followers of both Dorothy
June 30, 2016 | Hardcover | Shannongrove Press, Inc. | 272 Pages |
$49.95

IT'S ALL IN THE TIMING: PLAN, COOK, AND SERVE GREAT MEALS WITH CONFIDENCE

Written by Monaghan, Gail
At the outset of her career, acclaimed food writer and cooking instructor Gail Monaghan graduated from culinary school knowing a multitude of professional techniques and boasting a vast repertoire of delicious recipes. But alone in her own kitchen, she quickly realized that orchestrating "dinner for company" wasn't as simple as it seemed. The rib roast overcooked while the garlic custard refused to set. A first-course soufflé was on the table—and falling—while guests were stuck in traffic. Friends had finished off the hors d’oeuvres while the turkey remained raw in the oven.Even for the most experienced home cooks, seamless meal preparation can be a chronological puzzle. The more elaborate the meal, the more difficult it is to serve each dish on time—and at the right temperature. Monaghan has spent years mastering the fine art of culinary timing, which she now shares with her cooking students. It's All in the Timing, Monaghan's ultimate guide to smooth, stress-free home entertaining, enables readers to learn her secrets of prep and process and use them in their own kitchens.Like all classic cookbooks, It's All in the Timing teaches readers the how-tos of its recipes. Uniquely, it also shares the when-tos by organizing the recipes into more than 20 well-crafted menus. Culled from Monaghan's more than 30 years of home entertaining and culinary instruction, this book demystifies the preparation of each menu, treating the entire meal as an extended recipe.The book offers tips for meals that range from the modest and basic to the elaborate. From the simple luncheon to the grand holiday dinner, each menu begins with an Order of Preparations list—a snapshot of what to make, when to make it, and how to avoid common problems, ensuring your meal unfolds like clockwork. Each menu includes not only detailed recipes for each component but also Monaghan's thoughtful commentary and variation suggestions. The book also includes an additional section of bonus recipes, pantry essentials, and other secrets to culinary success.This step-by-step guide to serving flawless, flavorful meals at home provides readers with the invaluable insights and hard-earned wisdom Monaghan has offered her culinary students for more than 15 years. With more than 130 recipes, 21 well-crafted menus, and countless tips from Monaghan's deep knowledge bank, It's All in the Timing is required reading for ambitious home cooks everywhere.At the outset of her career, acclaimed food writer and cooking instructor Gail Monaghan graduated from culinary school knowing a multitude of professional techniques and boasting a vast repertoire of delicious recipes. But alone in her own kitchen, she quickly realized that orchestrating "dinner for company" wasn't as simple as it seemed.
November 15, 2016 | Hardcover | Agate Surrey | 320 Pages |
$29.95
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DAVID MONN: THE ART OF CELEBRATING

Written by Monn, David E
A state dinner at the White House, the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Gala, once-in-a-lifetime birthday celebrations--every lucky guest knows that there is no party like a David Monn party. Using scent, sound, sight, touch, and taste, Monn designs events to be "shared, lived, and felt" by everyone there.
October 25, 2016 | Hardcover | Vendome Press | 352 Pages |
$75.00

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