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How to Host a Dinner Party

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ISBN-10: 1770892303

ISBN-13: 9781770892309

Edition: 2013

Authors: Corey Mintz, Steve Murray, Sarah Polley

List price: $22.99
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We've all been there: twenty minutes before guests arrive, and you're unsure if you've got enough wine, or enough chairs, or whether your friend is a vegetarian or a vegan. Hosting a dinner party is hard, but Corey Mintz can help. For his popular Toronto Star column, "Fed," he has presided over 115 dinner parties, every week opening his home to strangers and friends alike in an effort to perfect the craft of hosting. And inHow to Host a Dinner Party, he shares everything he's learned in a hilarious handbook that will appeal to everyone ߞ from those throwing their first dinner party to seasoned entertainers looking to enhance their skills.This book guides readers through everything they need…    
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Book details

List price: $22.99
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: House of Anansi Press
Publication date: 5/25/2013
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 192
Size: 5.00" wide x 7.75" long x 0.81" tall
Weight: 0.836
Language: English

Corey Mintz hosts dinner parties in his home every week for his popular Toronto Star column, Fed. Before that he was a restaurant critic. And before that he worked for a living, as a cook. In the past two years, he has hosted 115 dinner parties. He began without napkins or stemware, serving wine out of Nutella jars. But after hosting politicians, artists, academics, monkeys, librarians, chefs, sommeliers, cops, lawyers, psychologists, a spy, a forager, a rabbi, a gambler, a drug addict, and a mayor, he's become a pro.

The Table
The Date and the Guest List
The Invitations
Recipe: Ceviche
The Menu
The Plan
Recipe: Ptitim and Cheese
The Shopping
The Prep
The Cleaning and the Setting
Recipe: Braising
Recipe: Chips and Guac
The Door
The First Drink
The Introductions
Recipe: Punch
The Meddlers
The Snack
The Seating and the Seats
Recipe: Tomatoes
Getting Started
The Presentation
The Service
The Water
The Drinking
The Drunk
Recipe: Pork Shoulder
The Feedback and the Perfection
The Portioning
The Dessert
Recipe: Reese's Rice Pudding
The End
Kisses, Hugs, and Handshakes
The Cleanup
Recipe: Beans and Grains
The Thank you
The Reciprocation
Recipe: Cornbread