The kitchen is the heart of the home and when Christmas rolls around, the kitchen is where everyone gathers for hot chocolate, apple cider, and cookies that look like angels. The Christmas Kitchen celebrates the gathering place everyone can relate to with decorating tips, gift ideas, recipes, meditations, and much more. Tammy Maltby believes the true meaning of Christmas begins with the family sharing easy-to-do activities that will bring everyone together in a glow as warm as the kitchen fire itself. Four-color photographs enhance each chapter and create a Christmas book that readers will cherish.
Lovers of all things French will delight in these stories and recipes deriving from both the French city and countryside from Paris to Provence to Saignon, a tiny medieval town in the Luberon Mountains. Beautiful photography illustrates the pleasure of a well-laid table, whether an intimate breakfast or a dinner party with friends. Entertaining in the French Style gives readers a glimpse into the everyday lives of French artists, farmers, chefs, and cheesemakers, of regular French couples and families, and the central roles of both food and setting in capturing the nuanced romantic notion of entertaining with French influence."
The twenty-first century is an age of innumerable social conundrums. Around every corner lies a potential faux pas waiting to happen. But if you've ever struggled for the right response to an unwelcome gift or floundered for conversation at the dinner party from hell, fear not: help is at hand.
In Rules for Modern Life, Sir David Tang, resident agony uncle at the Financial Times, delivers a satirical masterclass in navigating the social niceties of modern life. Whether you're unsure of the etiquette of doggy bags or wondering whether a massage room in your second home would be de trop, Sir David has the answer to all your social anxieties - and much more besides.
You know the moment when it feels like Christmas—when you make your annual pilgrimage to the tree lot and the 'blue spruce or pine' debate commences, when you share favorite memories over a second helping of your mother's stuffing, or when you feel the tug in your throat during the holiday pageant.
Now you can revel in the true meaning and spirit of the season with Ultimate Christmas, an entertaining, touching, and uplifting collection of true stories and awe-inspiring photographs of holiday magic (and a little mania!). From the kindness and generosity of strangers to the turkey that got away, from the innocence and pure joy of a child to the tree that really was too tall to fit, this Yuletide treasury will make you laugh and cry, and help you celebrate everything that is delightful—and perhaps slightly dysfunctional—about the holidays.
And, if you're searching for some holiday inspiration, fashion and decorating guru Jeanne Bice, the founder of The Quacker Factory, shares must-know info for making things merry, including eco-friendly ways to deck the halls, a simple, sensational open house menu, homemade crafts, and etiquette rules for regifting, holiday 'brag' letters, and the dreaded fruitcake.
This is the ultimate Christmas volume you'll want to bring out year after year to help create lasting memories and savor the warmth of the season.