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Title:
The southern living party cookbook : a modern guide to gathering
ISBN:
9780848756659
Edition:
First edition.
Physical Description:
368 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 27 cm
General Note:
Includes indexes.
Summary:
This new essential guide to entertaining is divided by occasion, offering a fresh lineup of menus and ideas from Oxford, Mississippi's go-to caterer for every celebratory scenario life serves up. In this update to the best-selling book of our mothers' and grandmothers' era, Elizabeth's tell-it-like-it-is voice provides a twist to the classic Southern advice that is a refresher for entertainers of any age or experience. Packed with delicious recipes from the original book like Smoked Salmon Canapes, Hot Cheese Squares, and Brandy Alexanders, the book also includes popular picks from the current pages of Southern Living as well as Elizabeth's treasured recipe box. The Southern Living Party Cookbook is an entertaining handbook loaded with lifestyle tips and hilarious Heiskell stories, along with lush photography to help you get the look from table setting to plated dish.
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This new essential guide to entertaining is divided by occasion, offering a fresh lineup of menus and ideas from Oxford, Mississippi's go-to caterer for every celebratory scenario life serves up. In this update to the best-selling book of our mothers' and grandmothers' era, Elizabeth's tell-it-like-it-is voice provides a twist to the classic Southern advice that is a refresher for entertainers of any age or experience. Packed with delicious recipes from the original book like Smoked Salmon Canapes, Hot Cheese Squares, and Brandy Alexanders, the book also includes popular picks from the current pages of Southern Living as well as Elizabeth's treasured recipe box.
The Southern Living Party Cookbook is an entertaining handbook loaded with lifestyle tips and hilarious Heiskell stories, along with lush photography to help you get the look from table setting to plated dish.


Author Notes

Elizabeth Heiskell is a regular food contributor to the TODAY show and a seasoned caterer, chef, and culinary instructor known for her line of home-grown gourmet products, including her popular Debutante Farmer Bloody Mary Mix. She is the best-selling author of What Can I Bring? and lives in Oxford, MS, with her family.


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Library Journal Review

The Southern Living Party Cookbook was originally published in 1972. This update mixes some recipes from that first book and etiquette tips with more modern entertaining ideas and menus. Heiskell (What Can I Bring?) provides party planning suggestions and organizes the contents around menus crafted for occasions such as "Sip and See," "Gospel Brunch," and "The Tailgate." The book begins with basic party planning and etiquette, providing suggestions for both hosts and guests. While menu-based organization makes it difficult to browse by dish type, it does provide a way of seeing how to pair more retrostyle dishes, such as Hot Cheese Squares or Peach Melba, with more modern Southern dishes, such as wonder wings with cider vinegar-brown butter-honey drizzle. Recipes from the original are indicated at the bottom of the recipe. Those looking for staples such as hoppin' John and pimiento cheese will not be disappointed, but there are plenty of new ideas to try as well. VERDICT While certainly not a cookbook for the calorie-conscious, this entertaining guide will appeal to those looking to update their Southern-style cooking without completely jettisoning tradition.-Rebecca Brody, Westfield State Univ., MA © Copyright 2018. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


Table of Contents

Introductionp. 8
Hosting Handbookp. 10
Teas, Coffees, and Receptionp. 18
Sip And Seep. 20
Graduation Coffeep. 30
Welcome Teap. 40
Farewell Coffeep. 50
Bridal Teap. 60
Come By For A Drink Y'Allp. 72
Bubbles And Birdsp. 74
Sundown On The Groundsp. 84
Summer Nightsp. 94
Joy To The Girlsp. 104
Nibbles & Noshp. 116
Cocktails & Canapésp. 122
After-Theater Nightcapp. 134
Cheers My Dearsp. 144
Brunches and Luncheonsp. 158
Gospel Brunchp. 160
Christening Brunchp. 170
Easterp. 178
Garden Club Luncheonp. 190
Salad, Salad, Saladp. 202
Cookoutsp. 214
Backyard BBQp. 216
Tailgatep. 226
Chuck Wagon Dinnerp. 236
Lowcountry Boilp. 248
Oyster Roastp. 258
Picnic On The Lawnp. 266
Fish Fryp. 278
Celebrations And Dinnersp. 290
Impress The Boss Dinnerp. 292
Fall Dinnerp. 300
Thanksgiving Dinnerp. 312
'Twas The Night Before... Fondue Partyp. 326
Christmas Night Feastp. 338
New Year's Evep. 348
Metric Equivalentsp. 360
Acknowledgmentsp. 368
Party Indexp. 361
General Indexp. 363