The pleasure of your company: how to give a dinner party without losing your mind

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Viking, Apr 1, 1997 - Cooking - 288 pages
In "The Pleasure Of Your Company", an award-winning "New York Times" food columnist charts the waters of a new era in American home entertaining with style, substance, and wit.

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The pleasure of your company: how to give a dinner party without losing your mind

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Food columnist for the New York Times Magazine, O'Neill here offers sophisticated menus for entertaining. Unfortunately, she has chosen to set them in an awkward context, for the book follows five ... Read full review

Contents

The Day the Party Died
3
Johanna a documentary filmmaker and energetic hostess considers the cultural
13
Part to A Program for Rational
19
The Woman Who Wowed Too Much
34
A Hostess Calculated and Cool
45
Eliza J and Mr D Conspire
53
Putting on the Dog in the Dog Days
60
Sweet Endings for a Summer Night
82
Elizabeth Serves a Summer Lunch
123
Autumn Entertaining
138
A Late Winter Evening at Eliza J s
156
A Pick and Choose Buffet
172
Reclaims the Quiche
188
Johanna gives Casseroles Style and Verve
210
Nan Makes Broth the guests Embellish
226
Elizabeth Cooks a Dinner from the Heart
257

The Woman Who Wants to Please
89
grows Tired of Time Constraints
103
Nan Anticipates Pre Barbecue Pangs
115
Saturday Night at Home with Mrs J
266
Mail Order Sources
275
Copyright

About the author (1997)

Molly O'Neill is the food columnist for the New York Times Sunday Magazine and a reporter for the "Style" section of the New York Times. She grew up in Columbus, Ohio as the oldest child, and only daughter, of five children. For ten years she worked as a chef and studied cooking at La Verenne in Paris. Twelve years ago she began writing for a living, first as a columnist at Boston Magazine, then at Food and Wine Magazine. In 1984, she became the restaurant critic for New York Newsday and moved to the New York Times in 1989. She has been nominated for Pulitzer Prize two times. Her first book, The New York Cookbook, won both the Julia Child/IACP and James Beard Awards. An avid baseball fan, O'Neill might be spotted in the stands at Yankee Stadium watching her brother, Yankee outfielder Paul O'Neill. She lives in a bright, funky loft in Hell's Kitchen, New York City. Her title One Big Table made the N.Y. Times Bestseller list for 2010.

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