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I Like You: Hospitality under the Influence

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A tongue-in-cheek pastiche of recipes and advice for host and guest alike, I Like You will embolden readers to take on any entertaining challenge, be it hosting children, a rich uncle, or a crew of lumberjacks.
Recommended by Sheila A., Powells.com

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Are you planning the menu for your local junior leagueand#8217;s next luncheon? Wondering what cocktail to sip on while spectating at Wimbledon? Searching for the perfect casserole that tastes just the way Mummy used to make it?

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With answers to all these questions and more, The Preppy Cookbook will guide you, step by step, in creating a kitchen, and a world, that exemplifies the preppy lifestyle. This beautifully illustrated cookbook from Christine E. Nunn, the owner of Picnic, offers more than 125 perfectly tested recipes.

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Readers will not only delight their taste buds with mouthwatering photographs of summer Lobster Rolls and The Perfect Pot Roast, but theyand#8217;ll also discover The Preppy Cookbook is a cheeky, cover-to-cover read that is as witty as it is delicious. With droll but wise inflection, Nunn shares time-honored traditions and cites proper blue-blood etiquette. For example, always pick up asparagus with your fingers; never use a fork unless it is smothered in Easy and Perfect Hollandaise sauce. Brunch begins at 12:15 pm sharp. And gentlemen, when cocktailing, remember to bring a church key.

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Whether itand#8217;s planning a wedding shower, serving hors dand#8217;oeuvres at the annual tree-trimming party, firing up a lobster bake in Maine, or finding the cure for a Sunday morning hangover, The Preppy Cookbook will provide you with an arsenal of great recipes for all occasions.

Synopsis:

Sedaris's blisteringly funny take on entertaining plus color photos and enlightening sidebars on everything it takes to pull off a party with extraordinary flair make this volume an entertaining book from one of the country's most delightfully unconventional hostesses.

Synopsis:

In the tradition of The Preppy Handbook, a playful, humorous cookbook with more than 125 recipes for every occasion, from the owner and chef of Picnic.

Synopsis:

The bestselling entertaining guide from America's most delightfully unconventional hostess is now available in paperback!


Are you lacking direction in how to whip up a swanky soiree for lumberjacks? A dinner party for white-collar workers? A festive gathering for the grieving? Don't despair. Take a cue from entertaining expert Amy Sedaris and host an unforgettable fete that will have your guests raving. No matter the style or size of the gathering-from the straightforward to the bizarre-I LIKE YOU provides jackpot recipes and solid advice laced with Amy's blisteringly funny take on entertaining, plus four-color photos and enlightening sidebars on everything it takes to pull off a party with extraordinary flair. You don't even need to be a host or hostess to benefit-Amy offers tips for guests, too! (Number one: don't be fifteen minutes early.) Readers will discover unique dishes to serve alcoholics (Broiled Frozen Chicken Wings with Applesauce), the secret to a successful children's party (a half-hour time limit, games included), plus a whole appendix chock-full of arts and crafts ideas (from a mini-pantyhose plant-hanger to a do-it-yourself calf stretcher), and much, much more!

About the Author

Amy Sedaris has appeared in several movies and television shows, and, with Paul Dinello and Stephen Colbert, a co-author of the novel Wigfield, and she co-wrote Strangers with Candy, the hit show on Comedy Central. She's also a regular on The Late Show with David Letterman. She lives in Manhattan with her imaginary boyfriend, Ricky, and her rabbit, Dusty.

Table of Contents

Foreword by Sara Moulton

Introduction

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The Formative Yearsand#160;

Summer and the Living Is Easyand#160;

The Sporting Lifeand#160;

The Grand Tour

Brunch as a Verband#160;

The Cocktail Partyand#160;

Luncheons and Showersand#160;

Home for the Holidaysand#160;

The Preppy Kitchenand#160;

Acknowledgmentsand#160;

Indexand#160;

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alvie9, January 24, 2012 (view all comments by alvie9)
It is a funny light read.
Amy Sedaris has a way of making hospitality access-able and less of a chore
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sblikesbooks, January 9, 2010 (view all comments by sblikesbooks)
This is the best book of the decade. It can make anyone laugh at least a little bit no matter what your sense of humor. And that's what makes the world go 'round.
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hans1247, December 13, 2008 (view all comments by hans1247)
This book is hilarious and a great gift for your witty friend who likes to entertain! I gave it to a friend who has actually tried to recreate some of the crafts in this book. Sedaris is a comedic powerhouse, it is clearly genetic. She has her own style and her own passion for crafting and feasting!
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780446696777
Author:
Sedaris, Amy
Publisher:
Grand Central Publishing
Author:
Nunn, Christine E.
Subject:
Entertaining - General
Subject:
General
Subject:
Cooking and Food-Entertaining
Subject:
Entertaining
Subject:
American - General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20081031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
4-color photography throughout; line dra
Pages:
272
Dimensions:
9.13 x 7.5 in 1.81 lb

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Product details 272 pages Grand Central Publishing - English 9780446696777 Reviews:
"Staff Pick" by ,

A tongue-in-cheek pastiche of recipes and advice for host and guest alike, I Like You will embolden readers to take on any entertaining challenge, be it hosting children, a rich uncle, or a crew of lumberjacks.

"Synopsis" by , Sedaris's blisteringly funny take on entertaining plus color photos and enlightening sidebars on everything it takes to pull off a party with extraordinary flair make this volume an entertaining book from one of the country's most delightfully unconventional hostesses.
"Synopsis" by ,

In the tradition of The Preppy Handbook, a playful, humorous cookbook with more than 125 recipes for every occasion, from the owner and chef of Picnic.

"Synopsis" by , The bestselling entertaining guide from America's most delightfully unconventional hostess is now available in paperback!


Are you lacking direction in how to whip up a swanky soiree for lumberjacks? A dinner party for white-collar workers? A festive gathering for the grieving? Don't despair. Take a cue from entertaining expert Amy Sedaris and host an unforgettable fete that will have your guests raving. No matter the style or size of the gathering-from the straightforward to the bizarre-I LIKE YOU provides jackpot recipes and solid advice laced with Amy's blisteringly funny take on entertaining, plus four-color photos and enlightening sidebars on everything it takes to pull off a party with extraordinary flair. You don't even need to be a host or hostess to benefit-Amy offers tips for guests, too! (Number one: don't be fifteen minutes early.) Readers will discover unique dishes to serve alcoholics (Broiled Frozen Chicken Wings with Applesauce), the secret to a successful children's party (a half-hour time limit, games included), plus a whole appendix chock-full of arts and crafts ideas (from a mini-pantyhose plant-hanger to a do-it-yourself calf stretcher), and much, much more!
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