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The Two of Us...and Friends: A Young Couple's Guide to Entertaining (Easily, Affordably) with Wit and Style

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Publisher Comments:

The Two of Us...and Friends introduces young couples to cooking and entertaining, while providing fun and inexpensive ways to have all the extras like flowers, candles, and invitations. There are no styrofoam balls to roll in glitter, only useful, elegant, and playful ways to entertain with ease and style. Organized with the 2-4-6-8 principle, each section contains four full menus, plus cooking, decorating, and entertaining tips taken from real life experiences. The "2" chapter, for "The Two of You," deals with the couple's care and feeding, emphasizing the need for alone time. The "4" chapter for a "Party of Four" includes easy but sophisticated menus with a seasonal bent. "6" celebrates "The Joy of Six" with lunches and dinners, sometimes in unusual places, and "Eight and Up" changes the formula slightly to provide not only a swanky dinner party for eight, but for sixteen, twenty-four, and thirty-two. Special "Multiplication Tables" note which menus are easily halved, doubled, and more, with specific notes on what might occur if the reader wants to alter the recipes. Easy, annotated recipe conversions provide additional assistance. Rounding out this Uniquely wonderful book are Jessie's exuberant, contemporary tone, unique entertaining suggestions, and delicious watercolor illustrations throughout.

Review:

"This little charmer of a cookbook is equal parts recipe collection, party planning guide, and extended riff on the guilts and pleasures of modern twenty-something life. Author and illusrator Saunders, a newlywed bent on throwing dinner parties in her tiny New York apartment, offers dozens of kindergarten-simple recipes like Potatoes Roasted with Olives and Smoked Salmon Salad with Dill and Creme Fraiche. However, she's unafraid to dare her readers to try more complicated offerings: hearty Red and Orange Beef Short Ribs, elegant Butternut Squash Risotto, and tangy Chickpea Fritters With Yogurt-Cumin Sauce all have a place at her table. Desserts are especially appealing: Deepest, Darkest Chocolate Spice Cake is surprisingly simple to make and impossible to stop eating. With how-tos on creating fruit centerpieces (ranked 'low' on the 'artistic talent meter') and choosing cheap wine (go for vinho verde instead of blush zinfandel), this volume is full of tips and tricks for the apprentice entertainer. Cute illustrations, zingy drinks, and instructions on building a buffet round out the volume." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

About the Author

Jessie Carry Saunders was on the editorial staff of Food & Wine after graduating from Princeton University. She is the author of Marlowe & Company's Not on Love Alone, a newlywed cookbook centered around the first year of marriage, and runs Dinners at Home, a catering concern that provides clients with food for dinner parties of six to sixteen. She lives in New York City with her husband, who does the dishes.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781569243251
Subtitle:
A Young Couple's Guide to Cooking and Entertaining (Easily, Affordably) with Elegance and Style
Publisher:
Marlowe & Company
Illustrator:
Saunders, Jessie Carry
Author:
Saunders, Jessie Carry
Author:
Saunders, Jessie
Subject:
Entertaining
Subject:
Cookery
Subject:
Cooking/Entertaining
Subject:
Entertaining - General
Publication Date:
August 2006
Binding:
Hardcover
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
268
Dimensions:
8.24x7.40x1.04 in. 1.93 lbs.

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Product details 268 pages Marlowe & Company - English 9781569243251 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "This little charmer of a cookbook is equal parts recipe collection, party planning guide, and extended riff on the guilts and pleasures of modern twenty-something life. Author and illusrator Saunders, a newlywed bent on throwing dinner parties in her tiny New York apartment, offers dozens of kindergarten-simple recipes like Potatoes Roasted with Olives and Smoked Salmon Salad with Dill and Creme Fraiche. However, she's unafraid to dare her readers to try more complicated offerings: hearty Red and Orange Beef Short Ribs, elegant Butternut Squash Risotto, and tangy Chickpea Fritters With Yogurt-Cumin Sauce all have a place at her table. Desserts are especially appealing: Deepest, Darkest Chocolate Spice Cake is surprisingly simple to make and impossible to stop eating. With how-tos on creating fruit centerpieces (ranked 'low' on the 'artistic talent meter') and choosing cheap wine (go for vinho verde instead of blush zinfandel), this volume is full of tips and tricks for the apprentice entertainer. Cute illustrations, zingy drinks, and instructions on building a buffet round out the volume." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
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