Memorable Menus for Entertaining Throughout the Seasons
Publication Date: July 2009
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In this beautifully photographed book, renowned cookbook author Georgeanne Brennan brings a refreshing feeling of seasonal simplicity to the art of entertaining year-round. She invites readers to consider any occasion to gather people to the table: honoring parents in the springtime, Chinese New Year in the winter, a summer solstice party, or Thanksgiving two ways (traditional and vegetarian). For each season Brennan offers four to five complete menus with a tantalizing array of starters, finger foods, entrees, and desserts. In addition to 90 recipes, Gather includes decorating and cooking tips for setting the mood and ideas for saving time. A Book Club Buffet, Movie Night, and A Wedding to Remember are some of the many gather opportunities, each with its custom menu-in this inspiring book.
Lara Hata is a freelance Bay-Area photographer whose work includes The Perfect Scoop.
Ethel Brennan is a writer and photography stylist. When she was a child, she and her family lived in Provence, where her parents owned a goat cheese farm. Although her family returned to California while she was still young, most of her childhood summers were spent traveling in France from Paris to the rustic countryside of Provence where her parents kept the farmhouse. She is now based in San Francisco and travels frequently to France with her twin boys and French husband. She is the author of "Herbes de Provence", "Baby Gifts" and co-author of "Citrus", "Sun Dried Tomatoes", "Goat Cheese", "A Children's Kitchen Garden" and most recently "At the Farmers' Market with Kids". Sara Remington is an award-winning food and travel photographer based in San Francisco. She has photographed over 30 cookbooks, including "The Blue Chair Jam Cookbook" by Rachel Saunders, "My Calabria" by Rosetta Costantino, "The Mozza Cookbook" by Nancy Silverton, "The Wild Table" by Connie Green, "Plum Gorgeous" by Romney Steele, and "Vino Argentino" by Laura Catena. She was nominated for a James Beard Award for her photography in "The Blue Chair Jam Cookbook" and continues to travel the globe shooting for publishing companies, editorials, and advertising. Her work is inspired by the tactile and visual experiences of her childhood road trips in the United States and France.