Williams-Sonoma Entertaining: Inspired Menus For Cooking with Family and Friends
The book is enormous, which makes it difficult to use in the kitchen, but the recipes are good enough that I make do with what litt...more
I got this book as a birthday gift several years ago because my friends had just come to a birthday dinner party that I had hosted. Sarah + Entertaining = Naturally! The book is enormous, which makes it difficult to use in the kitchen, but the recipes are good enough that I make do with what little counter space I have left when I open it up. The recipes are organized first by season, then by type of party. I doubt that anyone would actually do an entire party out of this book, but flipping through it, you do get some good ideas for themes as well as tips for decorating and advance preparation. Because it is currently summer, I have been paying close attention to the Summer parties, which include a Solstice Party (perfect since it lands on my June birthday!), a Garden Party, a Summer Barbecue, and the Seaside Supper.