The minimalist entertains: forty seasonal menus for dinner parties, cocktail parties, barbecues, and more

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The popularNew York Timescolumnist and award-winning, bestselling cookbook author Mark Bittman now shares his winning strategies for creating elegant, delicious dinner parties with no fuss. Famous as "the Minimalist" for delicious recipes that can be made in a flash, Bittman's entertaining cookbook is a must-have for hosts and home cooks of all skill levels. The book features more than 150 recipes in 40 menus organized by season. Bittman's signature "Keys to Success" offer a wealth of tips, from choosing the best ingredients to improving and streamlining your cooking techniques. Invaluable "Timetables" break down the process of preparing the meal step-by-step, including what can be made ahead of time (the day before or even earlier) and--that most daunting of tasks for home cooks--how to make several recipes at once. The menus, which include recipes for starters, main dishes, side dishes, and desserts, as well as wine suggestions, are tailored for all kinds of parties--barbecues, buffets, picnics, sit-down dinners, cocktail fêtes, and even an indoor or outdoor clambake. Each menu draws on the peak ingredients of the season as well as foods that are always readily available. Spring encompasses menus like A Tuscan-Style Meal (Pasta with Dark Red Duck Sauce, Cauliflower with Garlic and Anchovy, Olive Oil Cookies with Red Wine and Rosemary) and A Simple Spring Dinner (Pan-Roasted Asparagus Soup with Tarragon, Broiled Salmon with Beurre Noisette, Pan-Crisped Potatoes, Ricotta with Walnuts and Honey). Summer features Grilling, Asian Style (Soy-Dipped Shrimp; Grilled Skirt Steak with Thai-Style Sauce; Grilled Corn; Pineapple Ginger Sorbet) and A Cool Dinner for a Hot Night (Cold Pea Soup; Salted Watermelon, Thai-Sty≤ Grilled Chicken, Sausage, and Vegetable Skewers; Lemon Granita). For autumn, there's A Cool-Weather Feast with Asian Flavors (Rich Chicken-Noodle Soup with Ginger; Broiled Bluefish or Mackerel with Green Tea Sa
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title_displayThe minimalist entertains : forty seasonal menus for dinner parties, cocktail parties, barbecues, and more
title_fullThe minimalist entertains : forty seasonal menus for dinner parties, cocktail parties, barbecues, and more / Mark Bittman
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Quick and easy cooking