The Pleasure of Your Company
How to Give a Dinner Party Without Losing Your Mind
by Molly O'Neill
From the book's jacket:
With menus, game plans, and 150 recipes, O'Neill charts the waters of a new era in American home entertaining, with style, substance, and wit..."Cooking for company is either a challenge or a chore; it depends how you look at it," writes O'Neill. "Imaginative concepts and stylish, reliable recipes can help turn the chore into a challenge. Clear forethought can turn the challenge into a pleasure..."
This romp through changing social mores is a guide to everything from backyard barbecues to orchestrating a sit-down meal, from engineering brilliant conversation to accommodating the dietary constraints of modern guests.
Part novel, part cookbook, part self-help, part social satire, The Pleasure of Your Company is the rare book about home entertaining that manages to be both amusing and a practical guide for the novice as well as the experienced hostess.
DETAILS & CONDITION
Binding: Hardcover book with dust jacket
Publisher: The Penguin Group
Numbered pages: 288
Dimensions in inches: Approx. 7 3/4 x 9 3/8
Dust jacket shows light surface rubbing and light corner and edge wear. Corners of book are slightly bumped. Text is clean with no notes, underlining, or highlighting. Binding is tight.