A month by month culinary scrapbook that brings out the reveler in every home cook
Ali Larter is a busy actress, well known for her roles on NBC show Heroes and movies like Varsity Blues and Legally Blonde. But when she is not on set, she is usually throwing a dinner party or entertaining at home in some way. In fact, Ali has been cooking and entertaining all her life, and in an instant, she can whip together a wonderful meal, whether it’s for a family Sunday brunch, a spontaneous Superbowl party, or an elegant (but not stuffy) New Year’s Eve dinner. Her parties seem effortless, but it always hasn’t been that easy for her. In fact, at Ali’s first dinner party, she made the common rookie mistake by putting too much stress on herself to make things perfect. Needless to say, with hungry guests, a burnt hand, a broken air-conditioner, and a mouse crawling across her fourth floor New York City walk up, the night ended in disaster. Through the years of trial and error, she has learned that while looking effortless takes some effort, cooking is not about being perfect but about having a great time--and now, she’s eager to share her passion and knowledge and has curated her favorite go-to menus into this wonderful cookbook.