Paula Deen and her friends share their stories, ideas for entertaining Southern style, and more than 150 prized recipes. A delicious meal is everyone's favorite way to bring together friends and loved ones, whether you're planning an intimate family supper, hosting a cocktail party, or feeding a hungry crowd for lunch. In "Paula Deen & Friends," ...Read MorePaula Deen and her friends share their stories, ideas for entertaining Southern style, and more than 150 prized recipes. A delicious meal is everyone's favorite way to bring together friends and loved ones, whether you're planning an intimate family supper, hosting a cocktail party, or feeding a hungry crowd for lunch. In "Paula Deen & Friends," beloved author, restaurateur, and television star Paula Deen features delicious down-home meals for every occasion that are guaranteed to please. Entertaining Southern style is about spending time with the people you care about. Paula and her friends are experts at creating mouthwatering menus that are easy to prepare, so you too can relax and enjoy the fun with your guests. Each chapter is filled with helpful tips and time-saving techniques, as well as the memorable cooking stories that inspired Paula and her friends to create each dish. You'll be inspired to share memorable meals with your family and friends--and to live it up, Southern style.Read Less
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Publishers Weekly, 2005-02-28 Deen, the popular Food Network personality and proprietor of the Savannah restaurant The Lady & Sons, shares 24 party menus, featuring recipes culled from her friends and family. Of course, things are skewed Southern, but Deen's quick to point out that "the love and appreciation for our Deep South cookin' knows no geographic boundaries" (nor does it know any dietary restrictions). Working with Savannah magazine's Nesbit, Deen covers festive but low-key events such as a Bridge Club Supper and a Georgia Bulldawg Parking Lot Tailgate, as well as a few holidays, including a New Year's Day Soup Lunch. The authors and their friends-there's a preschool teacher, a scoutmaster, "Martha's husband Gary's cousin" and others-are bent on making their brunches, lunches and dinners colorful but casual. Among their 150 Southern specialties are Bert's Southern Fried Chicken, Shrimp and Crab au Gratin, and Vidalia Onion Corn Bread. There's a nice mixture of easy, traditional favorites (Pimiento Cheese) and newer, more sophisticated dishes (Pecan-Coated Fish with Remoulade Sauce), and desserts (Double Rum Cake, Peach Cream Tart, Chocolate Sandwich Cookies) are suitably over-the-top. Deen's enthusiasm, friendly advice and inclusion of family stories all contribute to make the book "all about real people cookin' real food." 32 pages of color photos. Agent, Janis Donnaud. (Apr.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved
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