Friends at the Table: The Ultimate Supper Club Cookbook
Friends at the Table: The Ultimate Supper Club Cookbook shows how to take the elements of supper clubs and re-create them in an evening of fine dining at home, without the expense of a restaurant. Included are ready-made grocery lists and plan-ahead tips to ease the stress of entertaining, as well as full menus with a variety of themes to help execute a gorgeous meal, making the experience as enjoyable for the hostess as it is for the guest. The planning has already been done, from preparing shopping lists to providing easy-to-follow recipes, selecting music, and creating a beautiful table decor.
The author, Debi Shawcross, owns Signature Menus, providing specialized cooking classes and dinner club instructional sessions that cater to private parties and corporate events. She blogs at Table Talk.
Thanks to Franklin Green Publishing, we’re giving away a copy of Friends at the Table to one lucky Cooks&Books&Recipes reader (details below, following the Featured Recipe).
Why? The holiday season is upon us. If you like to cook and if you like to entertain and IF you want to be relaxed while doing both, you’re going to love this cookbook. I know I do. (And if you want to begin a supper club with your friends, this book has all the info you need to get started.)
My favorite part is that the recipes are grouped in complete meals. And they’re organized by seasons — that’s my favorite part. And Debi gives a shopping list for each meal — right, that’s my favorite part. Oh, she also offers plan-ahead tips and wine pairing suggestions and the equipment needed for each menu. OK, everything adds up to a favorite cookbook.
For example? I’m having a dinner party with the following “Fall Favorite” menu:
Appetizer – Endive Cups Filled with Roquefort, Lemon, and Walnuts
Soup: Roasted Butternut Squash Soup
Entree: Pork Roulade with Pancetta, Fennel, and Port Wine Sauce
Side: Spinach Cakes
Dessert: Apple Crumble Pie
I don’t even have to put together the shopping list, because Debi did that for me already. Cooking from Friends at the Table is like having my own personal dinner party planner. So I can relax and enjoy my own party. THAT is my favorite part.
This really is the ultimate supper club cookbook!
Friends at the Table Giveaway
Thanks to Franklin Green Publishing, one Cooks&Books&Recipes contest participant will receive a copy of Friends at the Table: The Ultimate Supper Club Cookbook — free!
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[Contest will close on Sunday, December 11, at midnight PST. The winners will be chosen via List Randomizer (www.random.org) and announced the following week. The contest is open only to those with U.S. mailing addresses. Sponsor Franklin Green Publishing will send the cookbook to the winner.]
And the winner, as identified by Random.org, is KylieC who won with her comment: “This sounds lovely, I would love to win.” Guess what, Kylie, you did!Â Thanks to everyone for entering.