I love finding new recipes and ideas for parties, and if it was up to me, I would host a dinner party or cocktail party every week (especially in the late spring, early summer). This fun book, Entertain Like a Gentleman by David Harap, is the perfect hosting book and present for Duncan. (He received it for Father's Day!!).
Immediately, we opened the book and thumbed through it to mark a few recipes to try right away (and a couple to mark for my 40th which is quickly approaching). We noted : The Dark Chocolate Tart with Pretzel Crust(I am obsessed with all things sweet and salty at the same time), The Edamame Dip (soybeans are one of my fave treats in the whole world), and sinful vanilla bourbon pudding. What can I say? I am a sucker for sweet treats. I am sure we will be testing out more than a few of these amazing recipes in the book over the next few months. Do not be surprised to find them on the pages of this blog.
From the Company:
"Entertain Like a Gentleman presents over 75 original recipes developed over David Harap's years of experience cooking, entertaining, and teaching cooking classes in the Austin, Texas area. Part cookbook, part how-to guide, Entertain Like a gentleman is organized into 16 chapters cover all types of gatherings, from Super Bowl parties to Scotch tastings, intimate dinner parties to breakfast in bed. The impressive yet easy-to-prepare recipes use common ingredients and are interspersed with practical tips to help the host keep the festivities on track."
It is a really fun book and has great ideas, which will be put into use in our household from Birthday Parties, to backyard parties, and everything in between.
I like the romantic chapter (personally) and will leave D little notes and hints in the book as he works his way through it.
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