In this book Matters of Taste, Nathalie Dupree gives us recipes drawn from all over America, encompassing some of the diverse ethnic influences that make up today's melting-pot style of cooking. There are twenty-seven menus -- something for every occasion -- with recipes that are fresh, flavorful, varied, and often easy to prepare ahead.
Coping with difficult dinner guests? Nathalie suggests a buffet-style dinner so that everyone can serve him- or herself -- wrapping Charcoal Rib-eye Steaks in tortillas or pancakes and choosing from a variety of sauces and condiments -- to help break down everyone's reserve.
Inviting friends who are on a diet? Try the elegant Zucchini and Red Bell Pepper Soup, Chinese-style Asparagus and Chicken Breast, and Tiny Meringues with Lemon Yogurt and Strawberries.
Planning a summer wedding feast for a crowd? A cool Spinach and Tortellini Salad, do-ahead Lemon-Roasted Cornish Hens, and a finale of Cream Puffs would be just the right thing.
Why not make a special breakfast that will bring the whole family together? Perfectly poached eggs, Maple-Glazed Ham Steak, Baked Cheese-Grits Casserole, and Nut Bran Muffins are what Nathalie recommends.
Perfect for that special recipe collection!
Format: Hard Back
Book Size: (7 1/4 x 9 1/2)
Condition: Very Good
All Pages Clean with no writing or highlights. Minor shelf wear to outer hard boards and Dust Jacket. Good Binding.