My Art of Entertaining: Recipes and Tips from Miss Maggie's Kitchen
Author Héloïse Brion, Photographs by Christophe Roué
Héloïse Brion’s innate flair for entertaining combines her Franco-American roots to create charming recipes and table settings that foster a warm and convivial atmosphere.
In her second book, Héloïse Brion expands her repertoire of delicious yet unpretentious comfort food inspired by her travels and the joy of entertaining. Offering lifestyle inspiration, she shares her myriad ideas for creating memorable meals, right down to the unique table settings—from a summertime beach getaway to a festive holiday gathering, using vintage transferware plates or handmade ceramics, natural wood platters and serving bowls, heirloom silver and etched glassware, jewel-hued table linens, foraged elements from nature, and chic candle placements.
Packed with winning flavor combinations that dazzle while keeping meals relaxed, the book is organized by season and includes tablescape ideas for every occasion. Recipes include a crisp radish salad that heralds the arrival of springtime; refreshing semifreddo peaches, perfect for hot summer days; a warming autumnal burrata, fig, and grape pizza; and stuffed butternut squash or a holiday mushroom crown for festive winter celebrations.
About The Author
Héloïse Brion worked for fifteen years in fashion before pursuing her passion for cooking. She has contributed to Elle, Elle à Table, Madame Figaro, and Food 52, hosted hundreds of Instagram Lives since 2020, and launched her lifestyle brand Parsley by MMK. Christophe Roué is a portrait, fashion, and lifestyle photographer, as well as a film director and composer. Together, they published Miss Maggie’s Kitchen: Relaxed French Entertaining (Flammarion, 2020) and have collaborated with many brands including Ruinart, Opinel, and Zara Home.