What's a Hostess to Do?

What's a Hostess to Do?

By Susan Spungen

Artisan Publishers, Paperback, 9781579653682, 288pp.

Publication Date: April 2013


In "What's a Hostess to Do?," entertaining expert Susan Spungen explains everything you need to know to host a party effortlessly and with elegance. Susan shows the hostess how to make it look easy--whether the occasion is an informal brunch, a sit-down dinner, a buffet for a crowd, or an impromptu birthday celebration. It's all arranged in 313 easy-to-digest entries that take readers through every aspect of entertaining. The tips are time-saving ("Ten Great Assembled Dessets"), money-saving ("In Praise of Cheap Wine"), energy-saving ("Ten Jobs to Delegate"), and face-saving ("How to Handle Uninvited Guests"), plus there are 121 recipes to make entertaining easier than ever berfore. With helpful illustrations and full-color photographs, "What's a Hostess to Do?" is a stylish and instructive guide filled with expert advice from a party-throwing pro.

About the Author
Susan Spungen is a celebrated cook, food stylist, recipe developer, and author. She was the founding food editor and editorial director for food at Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia from its launch until 2003, and is now a contributing editor at More magazine. Her work as a culinary consultant and food stylist can be seen in many feature films, including "Julie & Julia"; "Eat, Pray, Love"; and the forthcoming "Labor Day".