Synopses & Reviews
Time to celebrate! With one purpose only-to bring family and friends together-Sheila Lukins presents Celebrate!
, a full-color extravaganza of a book with 46 festive menus, 350 foolproof, with-a-twist recipes in the Silver Palate style, 200 color photographs, and throughout, the passion that's made her one of America's most creative cooks and best-loved food writers.
Here are menus to re-energize traditional holidays-for Thanksgiving serve Maple Ginger Turkey with a piquant Cornbread Chorizo Stuffing. Menus that will turn impromptu gatherings into yearly events--a hearty selection of bowl foods for Super Bowl Sunday, a red-white-and-blue menu for a Memorial Day barbecue, an easy weekday Cozy Dinner for Two. And menus that will inspire whole new reasons to throw a party--The Big Raise (featuring a Blushing Lobster Cocktail), When Spring Has Sprung, The First Summer Tomatoes, a Celebrate Morocco Dinner with Moorish Carrot Soup, Lamb Tagine, Orange Flower Sorbet. Celebrate! is a blueprint for joy, making any time the right time to celebrate and showing just how to pull it off.
"Here are the parties that you'll make year after year. Sheila shows you how to create the events that will thrill your friends and the recipes that you'll want to make over and over again."
—Ina Garten, author of The Barefoot Contessa cookbooks
"I can't think of anyone I'd rather have to help me plan a celebration than Sheila Lukins. Her wild imagination and perfect style will help you create the parties of your dreams."
—Bobby Flay, author of Bobby Flay Cooks American
"What a lovely philosophy of life. Every day and every occasion is worthy of a celebratory meal—I can't imagine a better way to stay positive than by eating the results of these creative and delicious recipes."
—Daniel Boulud, author of Letters to a Young Chef
DESCRIPTION No one knows how to celebrate anything and everything like Sheila Lukins. In her new menu-driven cookbook, she presents 46 brilliant meal plans for whenever or whatever you decide to celebrate. Go traditional: say, a July 4 th picnic, a Mother's Day Luncheon, or a New Year's Open House. Or out of the ordinary: a Big Raise Dinner, a Summer Tomatoes Fest, a Back from Italy Supper. All you need is here: the music, the wines, the table settings, and over 350 fabulous, all-new recipes, including Elegant Butternut Truffle Soup, Corn and Chanterelle Risotto, Pot-Roasted Tarragon Chicken, Morroccan Roasted Halibut, Peach Melba Cream Cake. Sheila says, "Any time is the right time to celebrate."
Includes bibliographical references (p. 405) and index.
With one purpose only—to bring friends and family together—Sheila Lukins invites you to Celebrate!, with a full-color revel of a cookbook featuring 43 menus and over 350 knockout recipes. Infused with high spirits and chock-full of ideas, it is a book of cooking and entertaining that enlivens traditional Thanksgivings, brunches, and backyard barbecues, and inspires festive gatherings throughout the year with new reasons to eat, drink, and make merry.
With one purpose only-- to bring friends and family together-- Sheila Lukins invites you to "Celebrate!," with a full-color revel of a cookbook featuring 43 menus and over 350 knockout recipes. Infused with high spirits and chock-full of ideas, it is a book of cooking and entertaining that enlivens traditional Thanksgivings, brunches, and backyard barbecues, and inspires festive gatherings throughout the year with new reasons to eat, drink, and make merry.
About the Author
Sheila Lukins is one of America's best-known and best-loved food authors. In addition to co-writing the Silver Palate cookbooks and The New Basics Cookbook, she is the author of All Around the World Cookbook and U.S.A. Cookbook. In 1985, The Silver Palate Good Times Cookbookwas named "The BestEntertainingCookbook of the Year" by the IACP. The longtime food editor for Parade magazine, Ms. Lukins lives and hosts in New York City.
Table of Contents
Introduction: Let's Celebrate
Ring In the New Year
Valentines Served with Love
St. Patrick's Day Feast
An Academy Awards Bash
When Spring Has Sprung
Easter Sunday Dinner
Greek Easter with the Kambanis
A Run for the Roses
Mother's Day Luncheon
Fire Up the Grill
Bang-Up Fourth of July
A Midsummer's Nught's Feast
Labor Day Picnic
An Old-Fashioned Halloween
Chanukah Festival of Lights
Celebrate The Winter Harvest
The Night Before Christmas
An Entermely Merry Christmas
A Toast to the New Year
Congratulations on a New Job
Saturday Night with the Neighbors
A Springtime Bridal Shower Celebrate Italy
Anytime Sunday Brunch
A Party around the Pool
Fresh Blueberry Breakfast
The Big Time Get-Together
The Birthday Bash
Celebrate a Ripe Tomato
Celebrate France Sinner
The New Cheese & Fruit Collection
A Gracious Housewarming
A Cozy Dinner for Two
The Rise Raise