What s a Hostess to Do

What s a Hostess to Do Author Susan Spungen
ISBN-10 9781579655440
Release 2013-05-15
Pages 288
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In What's a Hostess to Do?, entertaining expert Susan Spungen explains everything you need to know to host a party effortlessly and with elegance. Susan shows the hostess how to make it look easy--whether the occasion is an informal brunch, a sit-down dinner, a buffet for a crowd, or an impromptu birthday celebration. It's all arranged in 313 easy-to-digest entries that take readers through every aspect of entertaining. The tips are time-saving ("Ten Great Assembled Dessets"), money-saving ("In Praise of Cheap Wine"), energy-saving ("Ten Jobs to Delegate"), and face-saving ("How to Handle Uninvited Guests"), plus there are 121 recipes to make entertaining easier than ever berfore. With helpful illustrations and full-color photographs, What's a Hostess to Do? is a stylish and instructive guide filled with expert advice from a party-throwing pro.



What s a Hostess to Do

What s a Hostess to Do Author Susan Spungen
ISBN-10 9781579653682
Release 2013
Pages 282
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Presents over three hundred ideas for making entertaining easy, covering such topics as wording invitations, decorating with a theme, timing party preparation activities, making a playlist, mixing cocktails, and serving a buffet.



What s a Cook to Do

What s a Cook to Do Author James Peterson
ISBN-10 9781579655396
Release 2007-04-19
Pages 432
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From America’s favorite cooking teacher, multiple award-winner James Peterson, an invaluable reference handbook. Culinary students everywhere rely on the comprehensive and authoritative cookbooks published by chef, instructor, and award-winning author Jim Peterson. And now, for the first time, this guru-to-the-professionals turns his prodigious knowledge into a practical, chockablock, quick-reference, A-to-Z answer book for the rest of us. Look elsewhere for how to bone skate or trim out a saddle of lamb, how to sauté sweetbreads or flambé dessert. Look here instead for how to zest a lemon, make the perfect hamburger, bread a chicken breast, make (truly hot) coffee in a French press, make magic with a Microplane. It’s all here: how to season a castiron pan, bake a perfect pie, keep shells from sticking to hardcooked eggs. How to carve a turkey, roast a chicken, and chop, slice, beat, broil, braise, or boil any ingredient you’re likely to encounter. Information on seasoning, saucing, and determining doneness (by internal temperatures, timings, touch, and sight) guarantee that you’ve eaten your last bland and overcooked meal. Here are 500 invaluable techniques with nearly as many color photographs, bundled into a handy, accessible format.



What s a Wine Lover to Do

What s a Wine Lover to Do Author Wes Marshall
ISBN-10 1579653707
Release 2010
Pages 373
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The wine columnist for the Austin Chronicle, Wes Marshall also writes for Wine & Spirits, Wine Enthusiast, Appelation America, Imbibe, and Wines & Vines. In addition, he is special contributor to the allas Morning News and the author of The Wine Roads of Texas and served as executive producer for the three-part PBS documentary based on the book. "Wes Marshall's column is one of the best in the country and is a marvelous guide to wines from all over the world."-Robert Mondavi "For anyone who intuits that there's something profoundly magical in the world of wine and is looking for the perfect portal through which to enter this mysterious universe---Wes Marshall's book is it."---Randall Grahm, owner, Bonny Doon and Pacific Rim wineries Plainspoken Explanations to Wine Questions delivered in compact nuggets accompanied by pronunciation guides, charts, maps, and step-by-steps, along with best-bang-for-your-buck wine recommendations from well-known experts.



The Art of the Visit

The Art of the Visit Author Kathy Bertone
ISBN-10 9780762444939
Release 2012-05-15
Pages 272
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The Art of the Visit is an invaluable resource for the socially minded. During tough economic periods people tend to visit with family and friends for a mini-vacation instead of taking more expensive trips. This practical and humorous guide establishes the ground rules for successfully spending time with those people who are most dear to us. Full of anecdotes from the author’s experiences, The Art of the Visit illustrates the dos and don’ts of extended visiting from start to finish so that the reader can become the perfect host and/or the perfect guest.



Entertaining Is Fun

Entertaining Is Fun Author Dorothy Draper
ISBN-10 0985225637
Release 2016-06-30
Pages 272
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* Originally published in 1941, Dorothy Draper extends her decorating philosophy to hosting and proves that living well never goes out of fashion * Companion guide to Decorating Is Fun!: How To Be Your Own Decorator * Filled with tips, advice and delightful anecdotes with a new introduction by acclaimed designer Carleton Varney, Draper's protégé * A must-have for fans and followers of both Dorothy Draper and Carleton Varney "This is a book on making living fun. On having your friends to the house and on how to give them a good time. And incidentally, on how to give yourself a good time as well" writes Dorothy Draper in her best selling book, Entertaining is Fun!: How To Be A Popular Hostess. With her wit and can-do flair, Draper guides aspiring hosts and hostesses on how to excel at dinner parties, holiday meals, weekend guests, weddings, and more. And indeed, Draper's secret is simple: If a hostess has fun, her guests will too!



Dinner Diaries

Dinner Diaries Author Daniel Cappello
ISBN-10 1614282048
Release 2014-07-09
Pages 96
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Using the format of Proust's handy interview helper to ask everything about dinner parties, from preferred seating arrangements to the best conversation topics, thiis guide features handwritten answers from experienced hosts such as Ivanka Trump and chef Alex Hitz and is illustrated with seating charts, menus, guest lists, and place cards.



Essentialism

Essentialism Author Greg McKeown
ISBN-10 9780753550281
Release 2014-04-17
Pages 272
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Have you ever found yourself struggling with information overload? Have you ever felt both overworked and underutilised? Do you ever feel busy but not productive? If you answered yes to any of these, the way out is to become an Essentialist. In Essentialism, Greg McKeown, CEO of a Leadership and Strategy agency in Silicon Valley who has run courses at Apple, Google and Facebook, shows you how to achieve what he calls the disciplined pursuit of less. Being an Essentialist is about a disciplined way of thinking. It means challenging the core assumption of ‘We can have it all’ and ‘I have to do everything’ and replacing it with the pursuit of ‘the right thing, in the right way, at the right time'. By applying a more selective criteria for what is essential, the pursuit of less allows us to regain control of our own choices so we can channel our time, energy and effort into making the highest possible contribution toward the goals and activities that matter. Using the experience and insight of working with the leaders of the most innovative companies and organisations in the world, McKeown shows you how to put Essentialism into practice in your own life, so you too can achieve something great.



Confessions of an Air Hostess

Confessions of an Air Hostess Author Marisa Mackle
ISBN-10 9780755353132
Release 2008-12-11
Pages 288
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Bestselling Irish writer Marisa Mackle comes to Little Black Dress with a hilarious, romantic and page-turning book about the air hostess to end all air hostesses... A great love story and a fantastic, loveable heroine combine to make this a romantic novel that's simply not to be missed.



I Like You

I Like You Author Amy Sedaris
ISBN-10 0446595187
Release 2014-07-01
Pages 358
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Sedaris's blisteringly funny take on entertaining--plus color photos and enlightening sidebars on everything it takes to pull off a party with flair--make this volume the best hostess gift on the planet ("Entertainment Weekly")



90 Day Geisha

90 Day Geisha Author Chelsea Haywood
ISBN-10 9781907195952
Release 2011-01-25
Pages 304
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Step into the surreal world of a Tokyo hostess club and gain an exclusive underground pass courtesy of Chelsea Haywood as she sets out to explore a vocation where £400 dinners, Harajuku shopping sprees and first-class trips to Kyoto are just part of the job. This is the true story of one girl's immersion in the world of hostessing, a late-night entertainment for wealthy Japanese men drawn from the traditional institution of the geisha. In an attempt to make the foreign familiar, Chelsea's initial fascination takes an unexpected turn as she struggles to maintain sanity in an illusory world full of empty flattery, unrelenting temptation and material excess.



Lydia

Lydia Author Richard S. Ascough
ISBN-10 0814652697
Release 2009
Pages 127
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Lydia formed an essential part of Pauls social network. Her heart was opened to Pauls message, she responded with faith by being baptized, and she offered her home in hospitality to Paul and his companions. Beyond this not much is known of her, but in this book Richard S. Ascough describes the styles of possible dwellings in which Lydia could have lived, the business opportunities that would have been available to her, and the religious cults that held sway in Philippi at the time. Readers will find that the importance of Lydias story is that she hears the message of God through Paul and responds with faith.



The Artisanal Kitchen Party Food

The Artisanal Kitchen  Party Food Author Susan Spungen
ISBN-10 9781579658274
Release 2017-10-17
Pages 96
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Party Food is the newest addition to the Artisanal Kitchen series, adapted from What’s a Hostess to Do? (Artisan, 2013) by the ultimate hostess, Susan Spungen. Here is a collection of recipes that makes entertaining easy for any occasion—whether it’s a cocktail hour, a brunch, a dinner party, or an elaborate holiday feast. Recipes for Lobster Salad, Tarragon Roasted Chicken, Potato Gratin, and Chocolate Soufflé make for an easy-to-make foolproof dinner menu that even complete novices can master; cheat sheets like Ten Quick Hors d’Oeuvres and Five Entrée Salads make entertaining a crowd cheaper and easier than ever; and recipes for high-stakes holiday meals like Roasted Fillet of Beef or Roasted Turkey Parts elevate the classic crowd-pleasers to dishes that guests will rave about for months. Party Food, Holiday Cocktails, and Holiday Cookies, three new titles in the Artisanal Kitchen series, provide an indispensable arsenal of recipes that cover all the bases for a delicious holiday season.



Party Food

Party Food Author Susan Spungen
ISBN-10 9781579658052
Release 2017
Pages 128
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The single-subject Artisanal Kitchen series grows with a book featuring excellent, easy-to-make recipes for party food from entertaining expert Susan Spungen.



Mrs Dalloway Broadview Edition

Mrs  Dalloway   Broadview Edition Author Virginia Woolf
ISBN-10 9781551117232
Release 2012-12-28
Pages 300
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Mrs. Dalloway takes place on one day in the middle of June 1923. Its plot is seemingly thin: a middle-aged society hostess is having a party; she hopes the Prime Minister will attend; she reconnects with old friends from her youth. From these slimmest of premises a whole world unfolds. Of all of Virginia Woolf’s novels, it is Mrs. Dalloway that appears to speak most intimately to our own time. Selected contemporary reviews, both positive and negative, are included in the appendices of this edition, as are materials on the literary, political, medical, and educational contexts of the novel.



People Who Eat Darkness

People Who Eat Darkness Author Richard Lloyd Parry
ISBN-10 9781448155613
Release 2012-09-30
Pages 416
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In the summer of 2000, Jane Steare received the phone call every mother dreads. Her daughter Lucie Blackman - tall, blonde, and twenty-one years old - had stepped into the vastness of a Tokyo summer and disappeared forever. That winter, her dismembered remains were found buried in a desolate seaside cave. Her disappearance was mystifying. Had Lucie been abducted by a religious cult? Who was the mysterious man she had gone to meet? What did her work, as a 'hostess' in the notorious Roppongi district of Tokyo, really involve? And could Lucie's fate be linked to the disappearance of another girl some ten years earlier? Over the course of a decade, Richard Lloyd Parry has travelled to four continents to interview those caught up in the story and been given unprecedented access to Lucie's bitterly divided family to reveal the astonishing truth about Lucie and her fate.



Odyssey

Odyssey Author Homer
ISBN-10 1603843701
Release 2000-03-01
Pages 478
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A translation of the epic poem retells the story of Odysseus's ten-year voyage home to Ithaca after the Trojan War.