Gathering for a Feast: Holiday Entertaining

Gathering for a Feast: Holiday Entertaining

Can you feel it in the air? The end of fall is near and the start of the holiday season is quickly approaching. The holiday season means many things to many people. For some it’s a time to reflect and express gratitude, for others, it brings the frenzy and anticipation that comes with entertaining and cooking for holiday gatherings.

No matter what holiday you celebrate, gathering with friends and family around the table is surely one of those anticipated traditions.

Looking for a holiday gift for the foodie on your list? Looking for inspiration for your own holiday meal? Consider one of these or browse our vast selection of holiday cookbooks.

 

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Cooking for Jeffrey: A Barefoot Contessa Cookbook

For Ina Garten there is no greater pleasure than cooking for the people she loves and particularly for her husband, Jeffrey. She has been cooking for him ever since they were married forty-eight years ago, and the comforting, delicious meals they shared became the basis for her extraordinary career in food. Filled with the recipes Jeffrey and their friends request most often as well as charming stories from Ina and Jeffrey s many years together. There are traditional dishes that she’s updated to wonderful new salads and desserts. And, for the first time, Ina has included a chapter devoted to bread and cheese. From satisfying lunches to elegant dinners, here are the recipes Ina has tested over and over again, so you too can serve them with confidence to the people you love.


The Superfun Times Vegan Holiday Cookbook: Entertaining for Absolutely Every Occasion

The Superfun Times Vegan Holiday Cookbook: Entertaining for Absolutely Every Occasion

Bestselling author, vegan goddess, and comfort food queen Isa Chandra Moskowitz is back with her biggest book ever, to prove that making festive vegan food for any occasion can be easy, delicious, and superfun. Gone are the days of stressing over how to please family and friends with different dietary needs. The Superfun Times Vegan Holiday Cookbook will make everyone at your table happy-even meat eaters and the gluten challenged. Isa provides everything you need to get your party started, from finger food and appetizers to casseroles, roasts, and dozens of special sides. Then comes a throng of cakes, cookies, cobblers, loaves, pies, and frozen treats to make you feel like the best dang vegan cook in the world. And with more than 250 seasonal recipes, you’ll mix, match, and remix for every celebration in between, filling your life with holiday cheer the whole year round.


Bite by Bite: 100 Stylish Little Plates You Can Make for Any Party

Bite by Bite: 100 Stylish Little Plates You Can Make for Any Party

Peter Callahan invented high-end party food as we know it. Now, he shares his secrets. In Bite by Bite, Peter invites readers to enter his world of whimsy and wit, where tuna tartare becomes an ice cream cone, shrimp cocktail becomes lollipops, and frites are served next to mini sliders. There are 100 recipes, all accompanied by vibrant food photography, ranging from savory to sweet and haute cuisine to comfort food, and variations, tips, and shortcuts to make and present food and drink. In his debut cookbook, Peter simplifies his catering style and makes his recipes achievable for the home cook, divulging along the way his secrets and inspiration, including stories of how he dreamed up dishes that he’s catered for his long roster of celebrity clients.


The Craft Cocktail Party: Delicious Drinks for Every Occasion

The Craft Cocktail Party: Delicious Drinks for Every Occasion

A Craft Cocktail book for the rest of us by the top female mixologist in the country. Julie Reiner, the co-owner of The Clover Club in Brooklyn and The Flatiron Lounge in Manhattan, has written a book that provides inspiration for the rest of us. Recipes are organized around seasonality and occasion, with different events and themes appropriate to the specific time of the year. Each section will include a mixture of holiday-inspired drinks, classic cocktails, and innovative new drinks, all along with fun cocktail lore. Tricks, tips, and techniques–such as batching and infusions, tools of the trade, notes on spirit types, and easy substitutions to utilize what you already have on hand–will round out the amazing amount of information in Reiner’s book.

 

 

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