Rizzoli News

July 15, 2017

Summer Reading from Rizzoli

Summer means getting outside, celebrating with friends and family, and taking some time to catch up on your hobbies. Below, Rizzoli presents a list of titles sure to guide you towards your summer goals or offer up some new goals you never knew you had.




from Entertaining in the Country
“Here in the country, when you invite people to dinner, they always ask:”What can I bring?”…Potluck parties are great icebreakers. In the invitation, we encouraged our friends to let us know if they would like to bring something. (It would be terribly rude to demand that they do so.) For the next few weeks, e-mails and phone calls flew back and forth as the menu evolved. We wanted to avoid duplicates-and to make sure that all the bases (starters, mains, desserts) were covered…We made up cards for each dish with the name of the cook and the recipe title and set them on place card holders. The cards made it easy to organize the party offerings. We put the starters near the bar, encouraging guests to mingle while we arranged the main-course platters on the long table in the kitchen. Desserts were set on a round table in the corner…The variety of dishes made for a great grazing.”

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1001 Beers You Must Taste Before You Die
This volume supplies the connoisseurs’ scoop on the world’s best beers–from exotic foreign beers to the constantly evolving world of American microbrews and home brews.

Soiree: Entertaining with Style
A preeminent hostess and tastemaker invites you to the chicest at-home parties, with detailed descriptions for invitations, flowers, table settings, linens, and more than 80 recipes.

The Art of the Cheese Plate
This book matches some of the world’s greatest cheeses with unexpected, seasonally inspired flavors, while presenting composed cheese plates for delicious entertaining.

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A Bride’s Planner:
Organizer, Journal, Keepsake for the Year of the Wedding

Both a stylish organizer and a source of inspiration, this is a lavishly illustrated, hardworking wedding organizer, a personal journal, and a source of ideas and information to inspire, this three-ring binder is filled with tips for the bride.

Best Seller

Pret-a-Party: Great Ideas for Good Times and Creative Entertaining
Lela Rose’s philosophy is simple: create your own occasions to create your own fun. The themes, colors, and activities she concocts for each of her parties show you to how dazzle guests with simple yet unexpected touches.

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Salad for Dinner: Complete Meals for All Seasons
A celebration of contrasts in color, flavor, and texture–an artfully prepared salad is one of the most appealing dishes to eat, engaging all the senses. And with the right combination, a salad can be a full meal in itself.

Simple Nature: 150 New Recipes for Fresh, Healthy Dishes
For anyone interested in a healthier, lighter alternative to traditional French cuisine, this collection of simple, easy French recipes focuses on organic, locally sourced, and sustainable ingredients.

Smoke: New Firewood Cooking
Winner of the 2014 James Beard Award in the General Cooking Category: Chef Tim Byres shows how to imbue all kinds of foods with the irresistible flavor of smoke, including sections on building a firepit, smokehouse, and spit roast.


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