Menus For Entertaining by James A. Beard

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    • Categories: Cakes, large; Dessert; Entertaining & parties; Austrian
    • Ingredients: bread crumbs; store-cupboard ingredients; ground cinnamon; almonds; unsweetened chocolate
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    • Categories: Main course; Entertaining & parties; French
    • Ingredients: whole lobsters; carrots; clam broth; parsley; tarragon; Tabasco sauce
    • Accompaniments: Boiled new potatoes
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    • Categories: Jams, jellies & preserves; Dessert; Entertaining & parties
    • Ingredients: gelatin; sherry
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    • Categories: Appetizers / starters; Entertaining & parties
    • Ingredients: artichokes; raw foie gras; truffles
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    • Categories: Pasta, doughs & sauces; Side dish; Entertaining & parties; Vegetarian
    • Ingredients: milk; nutmeg; semolina flour; Parmesan cheese
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    • Categories: Side dish; Entertaining & parties; Vegan; Vegetarian
    • Ingredients: Brussels sprouts
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    • Categories: Ice cream & frozen desserts; Dessert; Entertaining & parties
    • Ingredients: apricots; kirsch
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    • Ingredients: egg yolks; mint
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    • Categories: Pies, tarts & pastries; Dessert; Entertaining & parties; French
    • Ingredients: choux pastry; store-cupboard ingredients; instant coffee powder; chocolate chips; sour cream
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    • Categories: Side dish; Entertaining & parties; Fall / autumn; Vegetarian
    • Ingredients: mushrooms; Madeira wine; egg yolks; heavy cream; parsley; Tabasco sauce
    • Accompaniments: Squab with forcemeat stuffing; Petits pois
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    • Categories: Main course; Entertaining & parties; Fall / autumn
    • Ingredients: squab; Cognac; ground pork; ground veal; breadcrumbs; truffles; thyme; quatre-épices; bacon
    • Accompaniments: Mushrooms in Madeira cream; Petits pois
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    • Categories: Ice cream & frozen desserts; Dessert; Entertaining & parties; Fall / autumn
    • Ingredients: raspberry sherbet; peaches; framboise
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    • Categories: Soups; Entertaining & parties; French
    • Ingredients: choux pastry; beef broth; bay leaves; quatre-épices; ground beef; Madeira wine; parsley
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    • Categories: Main course; Entertaining & parties; French
    • Ingredients: lamb saddle; Parmesan cheese; truffles; cream; veal broth
    • Accompaniments: Pommes Parisienne; Endives braisées
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    • Categories: Ice cream & frozen desserts; Dessert; Entertaining & parties; French
    • Ingredients: strawberries; oranges; orange juice; vanilla ice cream; Cognac; pistachio nuts
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    • Categories: Soups; Entertaining & parties; French
    • Ingredients: green turtle soup; turtle meat; Madeira wine
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  • ISBN 10 1592283411
  • ISBN 13 9781592283415
  • Published Dec 01 2004
  • Format Paperback
  • Language English
  • Countries United States
  • Publisher Lyons Press
  • Imprint Lyons Press

Publishers Text

Entertaining is my main pleasure, my forte, James Beard wrote in the original introduction to this book. Menus For Entertaining, first published in 1965, proved to be one of James Beard's most popular cookbooks and showed off his flair for putting together innovative meals for a wide range of occasions. Although it is no longer possible to learn from the great master in person, many of the recipes within come from his cooking classes, and it is as close as we can come to being graced with the great man's presence and expertise.


With chapters on Breakfasts (early and late); Luncheons (informal, formal, summer); Dinners (informal, formal, easy to prepare, to prepare in advance, summer); Buffets (luncheon, dinner, supper); Cocktail Parties (large, small); Entertaining Outdoors (indoor-outdoor cooking, picnics); Celebrations; Basic Recipes; A Guide to Wines; A Guide to Aperitifs; and A Guide to Liqueurs, Menus For Entertaining is truly the only book you'll need to entertain. He offers suggestions for wines with each meal, and is a soothing, entertaining guide to the nuances and the nitty-gritty of entertaining.



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