A collection of practical and satisfying appetizer recipes uses readily available ingredients and features miniature-sized versions of favorite foods, from bite-sized onion rings and little cheesecakes to mini pop tarts and shot-glass-sized cocktails. Original.
Food blogs are everywhere today but for generations, information and opinions about food were found in the food sections of newspapers in communities large and small. Until the early 1970s, these sections were housed in the women’s pages of newspapers—where women could hold an authoritative voice. The food editors—often a mix of trained journalist and home economist—reported on everything from nutrition news to features on the new chef in town. They wrote recipes and solicited ideas from readers. The sections reflected the trends of the time and the cooks of the community. The editors were local celebrities, judging cooking contests and getting calls at home about how to prepare a Thanksgiving turkey. They were consumer advocates and reporters for food safety and nutrition. They helped make James Beard and Julia Child household names as the editors wrote about their television appearances and reviewed their cookbooks. These food editors laid the foundation for the food community that Nora Ephron described in her classic 1968 essay, “The Food Establishment,” and eventually led to the food communities of today. Included in the chapters are profiles of such food editors as Jane Nickerson, Jeanne Voltz, and Ruth Ellen Church, who were unheralded pioneers in the field, as well as Cecily Brownstone, Poppy Cannon, and Clementine Paddleford, who are well known today; an analysis of their work demonstrates changes in the country’s culinary history. The book concludes with a look at how the women’s pages folded at the same time that home economics saw its field transformed and with thoughts about the foundation that these women laid for the food journalism of today.
Jenny Park and Teri Lyn Fisher--the dynamic duo behind the award-winning food blog, Spoon Fork Bacon--bring their creative talent to the art of mixology. from original boutique beverages to vibrant classics with a twist, this eclectic collection features over 50 irresistible cocktails, arranged by season, that are as exciting as they are easy to make. Pump up your repertoire of drinks with ingredient swaps and add-ins, unexpectedly delightful colors and garnishes. Inspired by each season but meant to be enjoyed all year round, recipes include such intoxicating wonders as Roasted Strawberry and Jalapeño Freezer and Sweet Cardamom Bourbon Milk Punch. Who knew libations could be this much fun? Drink up!
This summer, Raising Quirk’s mission is to keep your kids from ever having to say “I’m bored.” So we’ve rounded up our favorite crafts, recipes, games, and activities from Quirk Books titles and jam-packed them into our funnest, awesomest, and kid-friendliest e-sampler yet. Whether you’re taking your family on the road or stuck indoors on a rainy day, we’ve got you covered. Projects include: COOKING: How to Teach a Kid to Cook Robot Bites Banana Split Pops Little-Bitty Fudge Puppies CRAFTING: Bottle-Cap Frames Starburst Straws Turtle Magnet Get Your Kid to Clean Up OUTDOOR ADVENTURE: Get Your Kid to Put On Sunscreen Plan a Scavenger Hunt Yakima! Choreograph a Fight Scene Nick and Tesla’s Low-Tech (Practically No-Tech) Bottle Rocket and Launcher RAINY DAY ANTICS: Get Your Kid to Play Alone Futaleufú Mattress Rafting Put on a Comedy Show Learn a Magic Trick FUN ON THE GO: How to Keep a Family Happy During Car Trips Make Trail Mix and Hit the Trails! How to Build a Sand Castle Games to Play in the Car Children don’t come with an owner’s manual, so Raising Quirk brings together advice, activities, entertainment, and, most important, other parents who still feel kinda like kids themselves. Our motto: We help cool parents raise cool kids. After all, parenting is a lifelong adventure, and we’re all in it together. Consider us your virtual playgroup and join us at Raising Quirk online.
Why do the world’s most delicious foods taste even better served on a stick? Author and photographer Matt Armendariz answers the question with dozens of delightful recipes for party food, street-cart food, junk food, and more. From elegant hors d’oeuvres to humble everyday fare, it’s all here: • deep-fried mac 'n' cheese • s'mores • antipasti • bacon-wrapped shrimp • fudge puppies • fish and chips ...and more! Plus tricks for using sticks and skewers like cocktail picks, sugarcane, and fresh rosemary, ideas for entertaining, and quick and easy recipes for delicious homemade marinades, dips, and sauces. See for yourself why everything tastes better On a Stick!
Written by a party-throwing ace, this book contains the essential ingredients for creating a successful and memorable party--from creating the atmosphere and choosing the right music to preparing the best eats and drinks. 150+ recipes. 135 color photos.
From the humble sandwich to creative party food, in this collection of recipes Mark Northeast, Founder of Funky Lunch, provides inspiring ideas for even the most fussy of eaters, some savoury and some sweet, but all perfect for hungry little girls and boys. Every parent knows how stressful meal times can be, young minds need inspiring and this is exactly what Fun Food sets out to do. The book features many of the very best sandwich ideas, from simple farmyard creatures and cucumber crocodiles to favourite characters from the world of children's TV, as well as some fun and creative ideas to help get the little ones involved in choosing and making their own lunch. Within these pages you'll find special creations guaranteed to set the right tone for any party and fill the tummies of all tiny party-goers. These are perfect recipes for parents who want to create memorable party food for their children, with ideas that are ideal for birthdays or themed parties and which also cover ideas for smaller crowds, whether it's an impromptu supper or a sleepover. From adorable jacket potato people to garden worm 'bangers and mash', and from scotch egg owls to ghoulish meringues, Fun Food is filled with achievable ideas for parents to encourage their children to eat, experiment and enjoy food.
How to Plan the Perfect Celebration with Over 400 Inspiring Appetizers, Snacks, First Courses, Party Dishes and Desserts
Author: Bridget Jones
Everything you need to know about successful party planning, with advice on making guest lists, seating plans, table settings, decorations and themed parties and essential entertaining tips. Choose from a large collection of appetizing favourites including simple nibbles, finger food, dips and dippers, suppers and more.
From awkward schoolgirl to Caterer to the Stars, Mary Giuliani weaves together a collection of hilarious memories, from professional growing pains to her long journey to motherhood, never losing her sense of humor and her love for everyone's favorite party food, pigs in a blanket. Mary's utterly unremarkable childhood was everything she didn't want: hailing from a deeply loving yet overprotective Italian family in an all-Jewish enclave on Long Island. All she wanted was to fit in (be Jewish) and become famous (specifically a cast member on Saturday Night Live). With an easy, natural storytelling sensibility, Mary shares her journey from a cosseted childhood home to the stage and finally to the party, accidentally landing what she now refers to as "the breakthrough role of a lifetime" catering to a glittery list of stars she once hoped to be part of herself. Fresh, personal, and full of Mary's humorous, self-deprecating, and can-do attitude against all odds, you'll want to see where each shiny silver tray of hors d'oeuvres takes her next. You never know when the humble hot dog will be a crucial ingredient in the recipe for success, in building a business or simply making life more delicious.
The Ultimate Book of Party Food presents the know-how required to master the art of entertaining guests with savoury and sweet treats. Each recipe features a full-colour cross-section illustration, step-by-step photography and a beautiful hero image to inspire the reader and demystify the cooking and preparation process. The Ultimate Book of Party Food includes basic building-block recipes such as sauces, breads, doughs and fillings, followed by detailed recipes, from fingerfood and small bites to sandwiches, rolls, soups, and tarts, to tiny sweet treats such as macarons and mini crèmes. Rounded of with tips on menu planning, preparation timing and food storage, alongside sample menus, cooking and preparation techniques and information on produce, The Ultimate Book of Party Food is the complete toolbox you need to host your next celebration.