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The Comfort Table

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The Comfort Table

Recipes for Everyday Occasions

By Katie Lee; Miki Duisterhof (Photographer)

Simon Spotlight Entertainment, Hardcover, 9781439126745, 271pp.

Publication Date: October 20, 2009

Food has a nostalgic power. Just like hearing a favorite song, cooking and eating can transport us to a moment in time: Sunday family suppers or brunch with friends, a Fourth of July barbecue or a Chrismukkah feast. Katie Lee grew up in a small West Virginia town where her grandmother's kitchen was not far away, and her warmest memories are of being around the table with loved ones. In The Comfort Table: Recipes for Everyday Occasions, she brings her roots in southern hospitality to the table with year-round menus for occasions big and small.

Whether she's throwing a Super Bowl party for friends or putting a pot roast in the oven for the first snowfall of the year, Katie shares her favorite home-cooked menus for making holiday feasts delicious and ordinary meals special. With more than 100 mouthwatering, easy-to-prepare seasonal recipes, she provides sumptuous soup-to-nuts menus, along with practical tips for effortless entertaining, including suggested wine pairings, playlists, hostess gifts, and general cooking tips.

Welcome autumn with the rustic elegance of a home-baked apple pie. Roast an irresistible turkey rubbed in herb butter for Thanksgiving (and stir up a spicy gumbo with the leftovers). Host a relaxing day for your friends with a healthy vegetarian spread and spa recipes for postprandial pampering. From the decadent -- Nutella French toast sandwiches and juicy lamb burgers -- to the sublime -- creamy curried chicken salad and crispy zucchini chips -- Katie serves up a rich assortment of seasonal recipes for the home cook for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

A guide to enjoying great food with good friends around the Comfort Table, Katie Lee's simple recipes for cooking and entertaining guarantee the best kind of meals -- ones prepared with love that turn every occasion into a celebration.

Praise For The Comfort Table

"Katie Lee's new book about easy, fun entertaining rides the delicious rail between comfort and inventiveness, and makes the real core of delicious fiestas seem a cinch. The recipes are easy to make, the menus are parties waiting to be uncorked, the drink recipes are refreshing and fun,Êand the music suggestions make for a party ready to happen at the drop of a hat in any location with no effort at all...this is the new party bible in our house." -- MARIO BATALI

"My feet are the happiest when under Katie's table. I bet your feet will be tapping all the way to the table with these recipes." -- PAULA DEEN