Synopses & Reviews
Susan Wyler's indispensable classic is back in print-now better than ever, with more than a dozen new menus, over 70 new recipes, and a wealth of updated strategies
The original edition of Cooking for a Crowd won great praise all around: Florence Fabricant named it one of the New York Times best books of the season. Perla Meyers, author of How to Peel a Peach, advised, "Keep this book as a reference whenever you are entertaining." And Rose Levy Berenbaum, author of The Cake Bible, declared, "She puts together the components of a dinner with the passion, perfection, and ease of a master painter. The game plans . . . enable any cook to impress without risk."
This new edition builds on the premise of the original-that many a home cook can manage the occasional dinner party for 4 to 6, but when it comes to entertaining a crowd of 10 or more, the logistics become exponentially more complicated. Wyler's ingeniously user-friendly combination of creative menus, do-ahead game plans, and crowd-pleasing recipes makes it possible for any home cook to entertain on a large scale.
Wyler has expanded the volume to include over 225 recipes and 35 menus for a variety of sizes and occasions-such as Tuscan Lunch for 12 to 16, Black and Orange Halloween Party for 24, even a Wedding Supper for 50.
A perfect balance of inspiring and instructive, Cooking for a Crowd is a must-have for all home cooks who want to bring large groups of family and friends together at the table.
Wyler, food editor of Food & Wine, offers a complete and imaginative guide to entertaining 10 to 50 guests with style and ease. 16 pages of full-color illustrations.
Wyler, food editor of "Food & Wine," offers a complete and imaginative guide to entertaining, featuring menus, recipes and strategies for entertaining 10 to 50 with style and ease. Full color.
About the Author
SUSAN WYLER was food editor of Food & Wine
magazine for 10 years. She is a widely published food writer and an IACP- and James Beard Award-nominated cookbook author whose other popular titles include Simply Stews
, Tailgate Parties
, and Cooking from a Country Farmhouse
. Wyler lives in rural Pennsylvania.