Synopses & Reviews
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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 and#160; 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;