By Sheila Lukins; Peter Kaminsky; Melanie Acevedo (Photographer)

Workman Publishing, Paperback, 9780761123729, 420pp.

Publication Date: November 24, 2003

Time to celebrate With one purpose only-to bring family and friends together-Sheila Lukins presents "Celebrate ," a full-color extravaganza of a book with 46 festive menus, 350 foolproof, with-a-twist recipes in the Silver Palate style, 200 color photographs, and throughout, the passion that's made her one of America's most creative cooks and best-loved food writers.

Here are menus to re-energize traditional holidays-for Thanksgiving serve Maple Ginger Turkey with a piquant Cornbread Chorizo Stuffing. Menus that will turn impromptu gatherings into yearly events--a hearty selection of bowl foods for Super Bowl Sunday, a red-white-and-blue menu for a Memorial Day barbecue, an easy weekday Cozy Dinner for Two. And menus that will inspire whole new reasons to throw a party--The Big Raise (featuring a Blushing Lobster Cocktail), When Spring Has Sprung, The First Summer Tomatoes, a Celebrate Morocco Dinner with Moorish Carrot Soup, Lamb Tagine, Orange Flower Sorbet. "Celebrate " is a blueprint for joy, making any time the right time to celebrate and showing just how to pull it off.

About the Author
Sheila Lukins, one of America's best-known and best-loved food writers, was the co-founder of the legendary Silver Palate take-out shop. Her celebrated cookbooks, written alone and with her Silver Palate partner, Julee Rosso, helped change the way America's eats. For the past 23 years, she was also the Food editor of "Parade Magazine".

Peter Kaminsky is the author and coauthor of many books, including "Pig Perfect", "Culinary Intelligence", "Seven Fires" and"Mallmann on Fire" (with Francis Mallmann), and "Charred and Scruffed" (with Adam Perry Lang). He is a longtime contributor to "Food & Wine" and a former columnist for "The New York Times" and "New York" magazine. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

Photographer Melanie Acevedo lives and works in New York City. She loves to cook, eat, and photograph food (especially Italian).