Simon & Schuster
Whether you’re hosting a dinner for a few friends or a cocktail party for a crowd, you could probably benefit from a good guide that gives you stylish, reliable recipes that don't require hours in the kitchen and simple hosting secrets that save time and eliminate last-minute stress. You'll find all that and more in "Easy Entertaining." Its 10 lavishly illustrated chapters offer complete menus for the most popular kinds of entertaining occasions, from a backyard barbecue to a celebratory buffet. Each chapter includes recipes, tips, shopping notes, step-by-step style ideas, and a detailed work plan.