Nathalie Dupree's Comfortable Entertaining: At Home with Ease & Grace

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Viking, 1998 - Cooking - 307 pages
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"If you've watched my television show, you know that PERFECT is not my thing!" says Nathalie Dupree. In Comfortable Entertaining, she has written the book that gives us permission--at long last--to entertain in a less-than-perfect world. A much-loved cookbook and television personality, Dupree has thrown parties on rooftops and in tiny apartments, planned galas for hundreds, and put on last-minute get togethers. Her award-winning cookbooks have sold over half a million copies, but Comfortable Entertaining is the book that shows us how to do what Dupree does best--create spontaneous hospitality and great food. This full-range cookbook and entertaining guide features twenty-six full menus, from holiday classics to an eye-popping formal dinner party for eight, from soup parties and brunches to more casual meals and salad lunches. Dupree displays colorful and attractive napkin and tablecloth procedures, and explains how to seat feuding guests; and what to do when dinner burns to a crisp minutes before the guests are to arrive (order out!). Whether your style is burgers on the grill or dining on heirloom porcelain, Nathalie Dupree's Comfortable Entertaining is a must-have. Illustrated throughout with color photographs, and packed with 250 life-is-not-perfect recipes, Comfortable Entertaining is as friendly, inspiring, and down-to-earth as a cookbook can get.

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Dupree (Nathalie Dupree Cooks Quick Meals for Busy Days, LJ 2/15/96) has been the host of numerous television cooking shows; this book is the companion volume to a PBS series starting this fall. Her ... Read full review


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Nathalie Dupree, one of America's most popular cookbook authors and TV personalities, has hosted five top-rated PBS cooking shows. She has appeared as well on the Learning Channel, the Television Food Network, and the Discovery Channel. She has appeared on Good Morning America, The Today Show, and CBS This Morning, and is regularly featured in publications ranging from Woman's Day to Redbook to The New York Times. Dupree lives in Atlanta, Georgia; her new show will be filmed in Social Circle, Georgia.

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