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.
“Wake up, Muffy. Were back.”
From Lisa Birnbach, the author of The Official Preppy Handbookand designer Chip Kiddcomes a whole new take on the prep world that Birnbach turned into an international best-selling phenomenon thirty years ago.
True Prep is a contemporary look at how the old guard of natural-fiber-loving, dog-worshipping, G&T-soaked preppies adapt to the new order of things. Birnbach considers the prep attitude towards money (ambivalent), schools (good investment), wardrobe (now your clothes fit), work (some careers will never be prep), decorating (ask mummy), scandal (including rehab and prison), and food and drink (with some classic recipes for both). She also looks at weekends (and what to do to get asked back), entertaining, sports (including sailing and shopping), weddings, etiquette, the Internet and electronic gadgetry, political correctness, reality TV, and . . . polar fleece. And last but not least: a do-it-yourself eulogy.
With more than 200 original illustrations and photographs, True Prep promises to be a whole new, old sensation.
From the Hardcover edition.
Now in paperback from Lisa Birnbach, the author of The Offi cial Preppy Handbook, comes True Prep, which looks at how the old guard of natural-fiber-loving, dog-worshipping, G&T-soaked preppies adapts to the new order of the Internet, cell phones, rehab, political correctness, reality TV, and . . . polar fleece.
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
still wears her fathers tennis sweater, her grandmothers pearls, and flies coach. In the last thirty years shes been busy in old media, but she managed to meet Chip Kidd through Facebook.
Chip Kidd is a designer and writer at Alfred A. Knopf, where he has worked since 1986. In 1980, when he was in the tenth grade, The Official Preppy Handbook changed his life. This is his attempt to return the favor. He lives in New York City and Stonington, Connecticut.
From the Hardcover edition.
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;