Junior League of Palm Beach Entertains Then and Now Cookbook
Junior League of Palm Beach Entertains cookbook is part local history lesson on the resort area, and part recipe book with over 150 recipes and menus to choose from -- something for everyone. This is a don't miss cookbook that area residents and tourists alike will enjoy.
Format: Hardcover with dust jacket, 241 pages
Copyright: 1976, Third Impression
Publisher: The Junior League of Palm Beaches, Inc.
Author: Members of The Junior League of Palm Beaches, Florida
Description: All the glamor and style that the name "Palm Beach" evokes in the imagination are captured in this beautiful book, which is at once a history of the fabulous resort and a guide to giving parties the modern Palm Beach way. Ever since Henry Morrison Flagler made the semitropical island into an exclusive winter playground, Palm Beach has been attracting discriminating pleasure seekers from all over the world and setting a high standard for their entertainment. From the 1890s through the 1920s and up to World War II, the settings for these glamorous occasions were most often the great hotels like the Breakers and Royal Poinciana, clubs like Bradley's and the Everglades, and the mansions of the millionaires, more often than not exotic multi-roomed Spanish palaces designed by Addison Mizner. In recent years, as more people have become year-round residents, many have chosen a simpler style of living, but entertaining has remained as distinctive and elegant as ever.
Though opening with the story of Palm Beach's fabled past, most of the book is devoted to the more than 150 delectable and practical recipes and menus for a variety of parties from seated dinners and cocktail parties to informal patio suppers and boat picnics.
The tested recipes, arranged by category, from appetizers and all kinds of main dishes to salads and desserts, have further been screened and edited by food consultant and culinary authority Maurice Moore-Betty. It is a remarkably fresh collection of guest-pleasing menus, serving suggestions, and recipe ideas from a star-studded list of hosts and hostesses whose homes are pictured along with many of the best-known mansions from the past. The book is therefore both a wonderful source of new ideas for hostesses everywhere and a handsome book to give and to own.
Condition: Dust jacket has torn corners. One faint spot on outside edge of pages as seen when book is shut.
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