Attention all hostesses (you know who you are), this is THE book for you. A walk through the Manhattan and New York state homes of society women who have thrown more glamorous parties than there are bubbles in your champagne. Take a seasonal glimpse at everything from their recipes to table decorations for New Year's Eve, anniversaries, birthday parties or Valentine's day.
Reviewed by Karen Coleman, Booktopia Buzz Editor
The Society presents Park Avenue Potluck CELEBRATIONS, the highly anticipated follow-up to our best selling cookbook, Park Avenue Potluck.
Benefiting America's leading centre for the research and treatment of cancer, this is an invitation to recreate a year's worth of fabulous fetes hosted by New York's most celebrated party-givers and fund-raisers.
Taking the reader to some of the most glamorous private homes in Manhattan (and in the country), Park Avenue Potluck Celebrations showcases the unique elegance these ladies bring to entertaining--be it a glittering New Year's Eve or an al-fresco lunch on the terrace. From the mint juleps kicking off Derby Day to the Spanish Christmas cookies by the fireplace, these hostesses offer easy ideas that anyone can achieve at home.
These ladies show that taste is all about how you put things together--on a tabletop, in a vase of flowers, with handmade invites. It's these small touches, and the generous spirit behind them, that will inspire readers everywhere. The recipes they've chosen are tried-and-true crowd-pleasers that are guaranteed to be down-to-earth dishes you'd be proud to present at any occasion.
Park Avenue Potluck CELEBRATIONS is written by The Society of Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center and award-winning author and contributing New York Times columnist Florence Fabricant. The new cookbook offers advice on how to celebrate in style with a compilation of sensational recipes, entertaining ideas, party-planning tips, and personal anecdotes from New York’s most celebrated hostesses and members of The Society of Memorial Sloan-Kettering.
Organized by season, Park Avenue Potluck CELEBRATIONS serves up a year’s worth of fabulous special occasions, offering a sneak peek into the private homes and family celebrations at New York's most sought-after addresses. From Valentine's day, easter, Mother's day, July 4, labor day, Thanksgiving, and the holiday season to anniversaries and birthday parties, the book shares heartfelt heirloom recipes and affordable entertaining ideas. All of the dishes are easy and accessible, many of which can be prepared in advance so your role as host or hostess-with-the mostess is not crimped in any way.
"A wonderful cookbook for those who cherish celebration - from The Society of MSKCC whose support for the patients and their families is invaluable. It's a celebration of the greatest victory of all - cancer survivorship." Lance Armstrong
"This is the go-to guide for easy and stylish entertaining wherever you live, and some fantastic recipes too. A huge debt of gratitude to The Society of MSKCC for all they do in the war against cancer." Vera Wang
Number Of Pages: 272
Published: 1st October 2009
Dimensions (cm): 23.8 x 19.1 x 3.1
Weight (kg): 1.17