Martha's Entertaining is Martha Stewart's most personal book yet. For the generation of readers (and now their daughters) who have been followers of Martha since she published her bestselling book Entertaining in 1982, and for the legions of fans she has through her publishing, broadcast, and merchandise empire, the recipes and stunning lifestyle photography will inspire them to host friends and family and also give them a broad look into Martha's beautiful world.
With a book fittingly elegant from the doyenne of gracious living, Martha returns to the topic that launched her empire--entertaining--featuring four seasons of her parties and a diverse collection of all-new recipes, rich photography, and inspiration. Featured events include a Friday night Bolognese dinner for Columbus Day weekend guests, a Sunday blueberry breakfast, a lobster picnic on the boat in Maine; a children's lunch after an Easter egg hunt, a summer cocktail party to benefit an arts association, and an elegant Thanksgiving in Bedford. Each party is accompanied by menus and stories for dreaming and planning, while the recipes are collected at the back of the book for more practical use and reference. Throughout, readers will find helpful tips, Martha's favorite table settings, personal anecdotes, and hundreds of creative ideas.