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Sandy Hill is rich in imagination, style, taste, and experience. She has climbed the highest peak on every continent. She has kayaked the Arctic and ridden across the Masai Mara in Kenya on horseback. She owns a vineyard in California, and she throws parties that are the talk of whatever town she's in.

Memorable entertaining, for her, is not about the easy this and store-bought that—if it's simple, why bother? It's about inspiration and preparation, about making every occasion as grand as you would if it were the last thing you'd ever do. To that end, she engages her full imagination, rolls up her sleeves, asks her guests to be co-conspirators, and creates gutsy, one-of-a-kind events of all sizes and shapes at her ranch in wine country.

The results range from the intimate to the ultimate: rowboat suppers for two and July Fourth blowouts for hundreds; Mexican luncheons to celebrate the harvest and feasts honoring Hindu gods; treasure hunts; poetry readings, grape picking and wine tastings; bachelor parties and wedding picnics; and bona fide holidays such as Father's Day, Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas as you've probably never imagined they could be. These are parties at which the energy flows both ways, from prepared and inspired hostess to willing and active guest, where people sing or cook or ride for their supper, then talk about it for years to come.

But for all these parties' grand gestures, they're not about precious perfection. The decorations and menus are real and re-creatable. The recipes, 125 in all, run the gamut from new twists on traditional American and Mexican food to rustic Italian, Spanish, Indian, and Scottish, and each is paired with a specific wine, beer, or cocktail. And while you may never have an elephant on hand to give your guests rides at a party, there's nothing to stop you from equally singular flights of imagination, from guests in costume to colorful table linens or the sheer beauty of a natural backdrop. So go on, dream a grand party, with Fandango as your guide.

Synopsis:

Sandy Hill has climbed the "seven summits," the highest mountain on every continent, toured the Arctic by sea kayak, and ridden across Kenya on horseback. She owns a vineyard in California, and throws parties that are the talk of whatever town she's in. So it's no wonder that, for her, memorable entertaining is not about the easy this and store-bought that. It's about inspiration and preparation, and making your guests co-conspirators. At these parties energy flows both ways, from prepared and inspired hostess to willing and participating guest, where everyone sings or cooks or rides for his or her supper, and then talks about it for years to come. The results range from the intimate to the ultimate—rowboat suppers for two and July Fourth blowouts for hundreds—with 125 great recipes that run the gamut from traditional American and Mexican to rustic Italian, Spanish, Indian, and Scottish, each paired with a wine or beer.

Here is inspired, imaginative entertaining from one of the leading arbiters of taste and style in a spectacular, oversized package that captures the essence of these delicious celebrations and reveals the beauty of California's wine country.

Synopsis:

Fandango: an impromptu gathering, of open-ended duration and unspecified number of guests, that may include dining, sport, music, dance, and other entertainment—and always fun.

Synopsis:

Inspired, imaginative entertaining is explored by one of the leading arbiters of taste and style. Presented in a spectacular, oversized package, this collection of 125 international recipes captures the essence of culinary celebrations and reveals the beauty of Californias wine country.

About the Author

Sandy Hill has worked as an editor, a contributor, and a writer for numerous publications, including Vogue, Mademoiselle, Bride’s, Condé Nast Traveler, Allure, Men’s Journal, and USA Today. She may be best known for her successful quest to climb the “seven summits,” the highest mountain on every continent, including Mt. Everest, about which she reported on camera and online for NBC News. In 2000, she realized another dream, to own a vineyard and ranch in California. Sandy now divides her time between her Oak Savanna Vineyard (located in Santa Barbara County), New York City, Miami, and Alamos, Mexico.Stephanie Valentine is chef at Oak Savanna Vineyard in California. She graduated from the Culinary Institute of America and worked for many years at Charlie Trotter’s in Chicago. Before joining Oak Savanna in 2004, Stephanie was chef at Roxanne’s, the groundbreaking raw food restaurant near San Francisco.

Table of Contents

Contents

FOREWORD BY MARTHA STEWART 1

INTRODUCTION 2

STEPHANIE VALENTINE 5

A NOTE ON THE WINE SELECTIONS 6

Wedding Picnic 9

Releasing a New Vintage 21

Fandango: A Fiesta Luncheon 43

Bachelor Party 65

Beach Ride 81

Indian Feast 95

Truffle Dinner 111

Father's Day 127

Treasure Hunt and Family Cookout 141

Dinner for Two 159

Vintners' Potluck 169

Independence Day Blast 179

Elevenses: A Dove Hunters' Brunch 203

Harvest 215

La Cosecha 227

Dinner for Dead Poets 241

Thanksgiving 255

Christmas Eve 275

PARTY PLANNING NOTES & RESOURCES 293

PHOTO CREDITS 307

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS 308

INDEX 309

Product Details

ISBN:
9781579653385
Subtitle:
Recipes, parties, and license to make magic
Author:
Hill, Sandy
Author:
Valentine, Stephanie
Publisher:
Artisan
Subject:
General
Subject:
Entertaining
Subject:
Cookery
Subject:
Tablesetting
Subject:
Reference - General
Subject:
American - Middle Western States
Subject:
Regional & Ethnic - American - Middle Western States
Subject:
PHOTOGRAPHY / Subjects
Subject:
Themes / General
Subject:
Entertaining - General
Subject:
American - California Style
Subject:
PHOTOGRAPHY / Subjects and Themes / General
Subject:
Cooking/Entertaining
Subject:
Cooking and Food-Entertaining
Copyright:
Publication Date:
20071105
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
313
Dimensions:
12.0 x 9.0 in

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"Synopsis" by , Sandy Hill has climbed the "seven summits," the highest mountain on every continent, toured the Arctic by sea kayak, and ridden across Kenya on horseback. She owns a vineyard in California, and throws parties that are the talk of whatever town she's in. So it's no wonder that, for her, memorable entertaining is not about the easy this and store-bought that. It's about inspiration and preparation, and making your guests co-conspirators. At these parties energy flows both ways, from prepared and inspired hostess to willing and participating guest, where everyone sings or cooks or rides for his or her supper, and then talks about it for years to come. The results range from the intimate to the ultimate—rowboat suppers for two and July Fourth blowouts for hundreds—with 125 great recipes that run the gamut from traditional American and Mexican to rustic Italian, Spanish, Indian, and Scottish, each paired with a wine or beer.

Here is inspired, imaginative entertaining from one of the leading arbiters of taste and style in a spectacular, oversized package that captures the essence of these delicious celebrations and reveals the beauty of California's wine country.

"Synopsis" by , Fandango: an impromptu gathering, of open-ended duration and unspecified number of guests, that may include dining, sport, music, dance, and other entertainment—and always fun.
"Synopsis" by , Inspired, imaginative entertaining is explored by one of the leading arbiters of taste and style. Presented in a spectacular, oversized package, this collection of 125 international recipes captures the essence of culinary celebrations and reveals the beauty of Californias wine country.
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