10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
Perfect for those intimidated by dinner parties,
This review is from: Real Life Entertaining: Easy Recipes and Unconventional Wisdom (Hardcover)
I throw a fair number of parties but struggle with how to enjoy them more.
I decided to test this book before reviewing it by having 6 person dinner party. Everyone raved about the food (I made the skirt steak & parmesan/fig potatoes) and I actually did end up enjoying the process more. I followed Jennifer's advice and asked for help from the guests - one couple brought the appetizers, one set up bar outside and made mojitos -everyone had a good time. In fact, two of my "guinea pigs" went out and bought the book after the party.
I particularly recommend this book to anyone who enjoys having people around for parties but not necessarily the prep & process: non-foodies, newlyweds, new graduates. The recipes are easy and the advice is good.