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Entertaining in the Country: Love Where You Eat: Festive Table Settings, Favorite Recipes, and Design Inspiration

Written by Joan Osofsky and Abby Adams, Photographed by John Gruen

  • March 21, 2017
  • Hardcover
  • House & Home - Decorating
  • Rizzoli
  • 8-1/2 x 10-1/4
  • $45.00
  • $60.00
  • 978-0-8478-5883-5

About This Book

An indispensable guide to casual home entertaining filled with imaginative ideas, practical tips, and delicious recipes from well-known chefs, restaurateurs, and tastemakers.
 
Following the success of Love Where You Live: At Home in the Country, Joan Osofsky and Abby Adams serve up an array of inspiring seasonal parties hosted by food professionals and home cooks. These gatherings range from an intimate houseguest breakfast to a large harvest party. Carefully selected for their flair when it comes to entertaining, the hosts welcome the reader into their homes in New York’s bucolic Hudson Valley and New England. Featured are food star Julia Turshen and Grace Bonney of Design*Sponge, who give a neighborly supper; Dana Cowin of Food & Wine fame, who throws a garden cocktail party; and Erin French, the James Beard–nominated chef/owner of The Lost Kitchen in Freedom, Maine, who prepares a lunch in the orchard from her vintage Airstream.
 
The book includes menus with sixty easy-to-prepare dishes and drinks, such as a tantalizing rhubarb spritzer, falafel with dipping sauces, a savory chicken potpie, and ginger cookies. Throughout are ideas for setting festive tables, floral choices, and decorative touches, as well as how to create a functional kitchen and well-stocked pantry. A list of sources of regional markets carrying local products rounds out this go-to entertaining guide.

"Entertaining in the Country is a perfect reflection of Joan Osofsky's life and work, and revives all of my fondest memories of Hammertown Barn and the magnificent countryside of the Hudson Valley and beyond. This book captures the exact intersection between casual country living and sophisticated design. Joan's effortless entertaining style, along with many of the local chefs, restauranteurs, and tastemakers she admires, will delight you, as will these delicious recipes, which keep the food simple—a mantra I've stuck to for years."
—Mario Battali, chef, author, and philanthropist

"For anyone who loves to entertain, or even for someone who might be a bit hesitant, this is the perfect book. Filled with beautiful images and fabulous recipes, it shares tips from real people on entertaining simply, but with great style. After reading Entertaining in the Country, you will be sending out invitations immediately."
—Bunny Williams, interior designer and author 

About the Author

Joan Osofsky owns Hammertown Barn, the three Hudson Valley– and Berkshires–based independent lifestyle stores, which have been featured in many publications.

Abby Adams is the author of several books including The Gardener’s Gripe Book.

Photographer John Gruen’s interiors work has appeared in books and leading lifestyle publications.

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Joan Osofsky

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Abby Adams

Reviews

  • "Entertaining in the Country is a perfect reflection of Joan Osofsky's life and work, and revives all of my fondest memories of Hammertown Barn and the magnificent countryside of the Hudson Valley and beyond. This book captures the exact intersection between casual country living and sophisticated design. Joan's effortless entertaining style, along with many of the local chefs, restauranteurs, and tastemakers she admires, will delight you, as will these delicious recipes, which keep the food simple—a mantra I've stuck to for years."
    —Mario Battali, chef, author, and philanthropist

    "For anyone who loves to entertain, or even for someone who might be a bit hesitant, this is the perfect book. Filled with beautiful images and fabulous recipes, it shares tips from real people on entertaining simply, but with great style. After reading Entertaining in the Country, you will be sending out invitations immediately."
    —Bunny Williams, interior designer and author 

    "After great success with their first book Love Where You Live, authors Joan Osofsky and Abby Adams released this past Tuesday Entertaining in the Country: Love Where You Eat. Inside discover seasonal dinner parties offering the menus and the decor hosted by professional cooks as well as home cooks. Step inside a vintage Airstream parked in Freedom, Maine, and learn how Erin French, the James Beard–nominated chef/owner of The Lost Kitchen hosts a dinner party. If you are a long-time fan of Grace Bonney of Design*Sponge, you will enjoy her and her wife Julia Turshen’s neighborly gathering in upstate New York, as well as a handful of others. The ideas and inspiration are varied and sure to introduce you to what you already love as well as share many new ideas when it comes to sitting down with good company and delicious food." 
    TheSimplyLuxuriousLife.com

    ". . . Joan Osofsky and Abby Adams curated a collection of seasonal parties hosted by their inspiring friends in their new book, Entertaining in the Country: Love Where You Eat ($45; rizzoliusa.com). From home cooks to food professionals, these hosts know how to keep their guests happy from an intimate houseguest breakfast to a large harvest party."
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