Williams-Sonoma Entertaining with the Seasons
A Year of Recipes
By Georgeanne Brennan
(Free Press, Hardcover, 9781439186862, 304pp.)
Publication Date: July 13, 2010
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A lush, beautifully illustrated guide with more than 150 recipes inspired by the finest seasonal ingredients for unforgettable entertaining throughout the year.
A compendium of the very best recipes from the Williams-Sonoma bestselling Entertaining series, Williams-Sonoma Entertaining with the Seasons provides delicious recipes and stylish ideas for any occasion, from sophisticated dinner parties to laid-back barbecues to fabulous cocktail fetes, any time of the year.
Arranged by season so cooks can easily find recipes for the available ingredients, Williams-Sonoma Entertaining with the Seasons offers ideas for everything from Drinks & Starters through Desserts. Springtime produce is showcased with simple dishes like crostini topped with fava bean spread, succulent roast chicken with tender spring vegetables, and a rustic strawberry rhubarb galette. As the weather heats up, cool off with sweet-and-sour margaritas, a colorful caprese salad, and crowd pleasing pan-seared sea bass with herb butter sauce. During the autumn months, bring warmth to the dinner table with clove-spiked apple cider, rich butternut squash soup, and mouth-watering roast turkey with gravy. Wintertime calls for sparkling cocktails and festive foods like cucumber rounds with fresh crab, an impressive standing rib roast, and spicy gingerbread with whipped cream.
Packed with tips and sidebars on everything from setting the table to organizing a home bar, Entertaining with the Seasons features 300 stunning photographs and a convenient lay-flat wire-o design that makes this book as functional as it is beautiful, and a sheer pleasure to cook from, whatever the occasion may be.
Georgeanne Brennan is an acclaimed food writer who also runs a vacation cooking school in a medieval village in Haute Provence, France. Her many cookbooks include the award-winning Food and Flavors of Haute Provence and Aperitif, as well as Savoring France in the Williams-Sonoma Savoring series. Georgeanne writes features for the San Francisco Chronicle's food section and is a regular contributor to Fine Cooking and Bon Appétit. She lives with her husband on their small farm in Northern California. They have four children.