A Year of Celebrations
By Martha Stewart
(Clarkson Potter Publishers, Hardcover, 9780307396464, 432pp.)
Publication Date: October 25, 2011
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"A meal of substantial finger foods with ingenious cocktails, a sit-down formal dinner, a buffet supper, or something more relaxed such as a backyard barbecue--each is a welcome and inviting way to entertain," writes Martha. Featuring elegant and casual affairs held throughout the year and a diverse collection of enticing recipes, "Martha's Entertaining "shows us--in the broadest and most lovely fashion--what it really means to entertain and host today. From an afternoon Easter egg hunt for children to a festive Halloween dinner held inside her horse stable; from a sophisticated cocktail party on a friend's yacht in New York Harbor to a spring garden fEte amid the most glorious beds of peonies, Martha's parties offer a glimpse inside her beautiful homes. Each is unforgettable and endlessly inspiring.
All of the events feature menus and stories for dreaming and planning, as well as delicious yet approachable recipes: Tomato and GruyEre Toasts, Mini Crab Cakes with Tarragon Tartar Sauce, Tiny Tuna Burgers, Leek and Porcini Risotto, Wild-Mushroom Lasagna, Braised Short Ribs, Roast Turkey Breast with Sage Butter, Rhubarb Crumbles, Blueberry Jam Tartlets, and Chocolate Honey Ice Cream with Butterscotch Sauce, plus some of Martha's favorite drinks, including Pomegranate Cosmopolitans and Honeydew Mojitos. Mix and match the recipes to create your own distinctive occasion.
Set among Martha's dining rooms, kitchens, gardens, and patios, this is her most intimate book yet, a new classic for hosts and home cooks of every generation.
Christophe Pourny is the author of "The Furniture Bible".
In 1982 â?? long before she had her own TV show or magazine or brand â?? a young caterer named Martha Stewart wrote a book on entertaining in other people's homes. Now, nearly 30 years later, Stewart's 75th book invites readers into her own house. More at NPR.org
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