Minimalist Entertains (Hardcover) by Bittman, Mark
Organized by season, with ten menus for each, this cookbook covers all varieties of parties and themes: elegant dinners, cocktail fetes, buffets, barbecues, and even an indoor clambake. Your guests will rave for weeks about Bittman's creative menus, from a springtime Pan-Asian Dinner to A Light and Elegant Mid-Winter Meal. Wine pairings and timesaving tips are included as well.
“Let’s face it: entertaining is a slightly scary business for just about everybody. But in this book, Mark Bittman’s trademark brand of delicious but easy recipes is joined by a ‘let's just have fun’ attitude that makes you actually want to have folks over for dinner. So bring on the guests–you’ll not only be a success, you’ll enjoy yourself, too.”
--John Willoughby and Chris Schlesinger, coauthors of The Thrill of the Grill and License to Grill