Synopses & Reviews
We all dream of being the perfect host, reaching new culinary heights in the kitchen, shaking hand-crafted cocktails behind our backs, and running perfectly plated dishesand#151;all while greeting guests with a smile. Letand#8217;s face it; you would need a whole staff to make that happen!
Thankfully, Johannsonand#8217;s book is full of quick, smartly planned recipes that free you from the kitchen to actually spend time with your guests. Chef Linnea Johanssonand#8217;s tips for prepping in advance will let you enjoy a glass of wine with your friends instead of stirring sauces all night.
The and#147;Family Styleand#8221; chapter, for example, feature recipes that allow you to skip the perfectly plated dinners and create dishes you can set on the table to let guests serve themselves. and#147;Fake Itand#8221; offers tricks for those times you just stepped through the door and guests are due in an hour and and#147;Late Night Bitesand#8221; hits on even quicker recipes that you can whip up in ten minutes at the end of a dinner party or for an unexpected, late night get-together.
Hip and Friendly Farel will be your go-to cookbook for those times when you want to cook a great meal for friends and family while also wanting to enjoy their company.
About the Author
Linnea Johansson is a Swedish-born, New Yorkand#150;based chef who arranges dinner parties for a living and is often tapped by names such as Kim Kardashian, Richard Gere, and Susan Sarandon to do so. In her latest book, Food for the Hungry and Social, she shares her best recipes, smart short cuts, and lots of personal stories from the helm of her stove in New Yorkand#8217;s entertainment world. She is also the author of Perfect Parties and lives in New York City.