Martha's Entertaining: A Year of Celebrations by Martha Stewart

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  • Risotto with Cantitoe Farm tomatoes and sautéed shrimp

    • rglo820 on July 18, 2013

      The tomato prep is time consuming but well worth it. Don't skimp on the Parmesan as the tomato confit is VERY sweet. Heirloom tomatoes are nice if available but because they are thoroughly cooked in the recipe, ripe regular tomatoes would be fine. She suggested using multiple colors of tomato but there is really no reason to as they all blend together in the end. Used basil and thyme as herbs. Extraordinarily good overall; would make again (but probably not on a weeknight).

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  • Oregonian

    The photography offers a glimpse into the rarified world of the East Coast's upper crust, including Stewart's beautiful gardens. And Stewart's tips on drink-making and party favors are sure winners.

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  • ISBN 10 0307396460
  • ISBN 13 9780307396464
  • Published Oct 15 2011
  • Format Hardcover
  • Page Count 432
  • Language English
  • Countries United States
  • Publisher Random House USA Inc
  • Imprint Clarkson Potter

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In this exquisite and very personal book, Martha Stewart welcomes you into her world, where she entertains in the expressive and beautiful style that she has made so famous. Whether a simple blueberry breakfast on a Sunday morning in Maine or a more lavish holiday dinner at Bedford, each of the gatherings is equally memorable, for what Martha cherishes above all is spending time and sharing delicious food with her family and friends.
 
“A meal of substantial finger foods with ingenious cocktails, a sit-down formal dinner, a buffet supper, or something more relaxed such as a backyard barbecue—each is a welcome and inviting way to entertain,” writes Martha. Featuring elegant and casual affairs held throughout the year and a diverse collection of enticing recipes, Martha’s Entertaining shows us—in the broadest and most lovely fashion—what it really means to entertain and host today. From an afternoon Easter egg hunt for children to a festive Halloween dinner held inside her horse stable; from a sophisticated cocktail party on a friend’s yacht in New York Harbor to a spring garden fête amid the most glorious beds of peonies, Martha’s parties offer a glimpse inside her beautiful homes. Each is unforgettable and endlessly inspiring.
 
All of the events feature menus and stories for dreaming and planning, as well as delicious yet approachable recipes: Tomato and Gruyère Toasts, Mini Crab Cakes with Tarragon Tartar Sauce, Tiny Tuna Burgers, Leek and Porcini Risotto, Wild-Mushroom Lasagna, Braised Short Ribs, Roast Turkey Breast with Sage Butter, Rhubarb Crumbles, Blueberry Jam Tartlets, and Chocolate Honey Ice Cream with Butterscotch Sauce, plus some of Martha’s favorite drinks, including Pomegranate Cosmopolitans and Honeydew Mojitos. Mix and match the recipes to create your own distinctive occasion.
 
Set among Martha’s dining rooms, kitchens, gardens, and patios, this is her most intimate book yet, a new classic for hosts and home cooks of every generation.


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