The Perfect Basket (Paperback)
How to Make a Fabulous Gift Basket for Any Occasion
Harvard Common Press, 9781558322943, 144pp.
Publication Date: September 1, 2005
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Here's the perfect solution for everyone who strives to give the perfect gift This stylish and user-friendly guide offers baskets for every occasion and at every price level, and is filled with gorgeous four-color photographs for inspiration. The book is also chock full of helpful tips and suggestions for how to choose the proper basket or other creative container, how to select properly sized items and assemble them in the basket, and how to wrap and decorate the basket. This revised and expanded edition now features more than 30 food baskets such as Chocoholic's Basket, Weekend Breakfast Basket, and Wok on the Wild Side Basket, and 60 themed baskets such as Baby's Here Basket, Off to College Basket, and Sports Fan Basket - a gift basket idea for nearly every occasion and holiday. Suggestions for creating most baskets cover several budget levels of $25, $50, and $100 or more. Other ideas range from a backpack filled with goodies for an off-to-college student to a cooler filled with tailgating supplies for an ardent football fan to a selection of homemade baked goods and cookie mixes for your favorite dessert lover. The food-themed baskets also offer recipes using the homemade mixes that can be copied and included as part of the gift. Everyone appreciates a gift created just for them, and gift baskets are a fantastic way to present a personalized gift to that special someone or turn a token gift into something treasured. The Perfect Basket gives experts and novices alike everything they need to create spectacular gift baskets for everyone on their list.
About the Author
Diane Phillips is the author of several cookbooks, including the James Beard Award-nominated Perfect Party Food, Happy Holidays from the Diva of Do-Ahead, The Perfect Basket, The Ultimate Rotisserie Cookbook, and The Soup Mix Gourmet. She is also a product spokesperson, consultant to the food industry, and culinary educator. She teaches her easy, elegant, do-ahead approach at cooking schools all over the country and in France, and has appeared numerous times on television.