Wild Women Throw a Party: 110 Original Recipes and Amazing Menus for Birthday Bashes, Power Showers, Poker Soirees, and Celebrations Galore

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Conari Press, Jul 1, 2007 - Cooking - 224 pages

Move over, Martha! No one knows how to party like a Wild Woman. She can bring home the bacon, fry it up, and entertain you all at the same time. Part how-to, part history, and 100 percent hilarious, Wild Women Throw a Party is the gift book of the season.

Master chef and co-author of the wildly popular Wild Women in the Kitchen, Lynette Shirk has stirred up a best-selling batch of stories, anecdotes, historical facts, recipes, and favorite foods inspired by well-known Wild Women--from Dorothy Parker to Sarah Jessica Parker--and you are invited to a celebration of famed femmes and recipes for fun based on their stories. Let's party like it's 1929 with Jazz-Age babe Zelda Fitzgerald! Highlights include Dorothy Parker's Cocktail Party, Silver Screen Queens' Oscar Night, Joan Crawford's Mother's Day "Mommy Dearest" Breakfast, and Mary Pickford's Picnic at Pickfair. And nothing beats Dolly Parton's Dixie Stampede. But you might want to try the Better Than a Spaghetti Western Pasta Pajama Party, in homage to Sophia Loren.

Who knew that dangerous debutante Peggy Guggenheim, famous for her arty party salons, was also a gifted gourmet? Or that when Eleanor Roosevelt wasn't serving at soup kitchens, she was throwing and attending the most elegant "do's" around. From Dollywood to Hollywood, these dazzling dames and sassy sauciers know how to sling spaghetti, toss any salad, and dish up the desserts.

Features 15 black-and-white photos of famous Wild Women and a fun, colorful design.

110 original recipes by a master chef and bonafide Wild Woman.

 

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A cross between a cookbook and a historicPeople magazine, this book from master chef Shirk encompasses both easy recipes for entertaining and stories about past and present celebrities. There are five ... Read full review

Contents

PARTY GIRLS
11
Peggy Guggenheims Art Gallery Opening 2
19
Doris Dukes Surf Party
27
Nora Charless New Years Eve
35
HOLLYWOOD HOSTESSES
49
LITERARY LADIES
123
ENTERTAINING DAMES
140
Annie Oakleys Western Barbecue 1 49
157
Dolly Partons Smoky Mountain Shindig Comfort Food
166
POLITICAL PARTIERS
175
Women of the Senate Poker Party 1 74
191
First Daughters Pool Party
201
Acknowledgments
208
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Ohio native Lynette Shirk comes from a long line of Wild Women. A pastry chef and coauthor of Wild Women in the Kitchen, she has a BA in Classics from the Ohio State University and Professional Chef training from the California Culinary Academy. She worked in the San Francisco Bay Area kitchens of Chez Panisse, Postrio, Masa's, Bizou, Stars, WilliamsSonoma, and the James Beard House in New York before launching Volcano Candy to promote her unique Java Lava coffeebean brittle. Lynette currently lives in Dallas, Texas.

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