Virginia Celebrates Cookbook
Virginia Celebrates cookbook, recipes and ideas for entertaining, from the Museum of Fine Arts is a stunningly put together cookbook with 250 recipes from the Virginia state's top cooks. There are also 34 menus inside that are themed around a celebration, holiday or regional event. This cookbook is a large sized book and also makes a great showpiece in the kitchen or on the coffee table alike.
Format: Hardcover with dust jacket, 176 pages.
Publisher: Thomas-Grant, Inc.
Author: Council of the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts
Description: Virginia Celebrates: Recipes and Ideas for Entertaining features more than 250 outstanding recipes from some of the best cooks, hosts, and hostesses in a state that prides itself on gracious hospitality. Dedicated to the belief that few gatherings are more joyful than those which bring together family and friends to share fine food, this collection from the Council of the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts presents a wealth of innovative and mouth-watering suggestions for ways to turn any meal into a party.
In keeping with its theme, each of the 34 menus in Virginia Celebrates centers on a regional event, a national holiday, or a more personal, but equally festive, occasion. You'll find a delightfully springlike Easter dinner that starts with Mimosas and ends with Sherbet Eggs in a Basket, a hearty hunt breakfast that pairs Quail with Port Sauce and Sweet Potato Biscuits, and a can't-fail Super Bowl supper that follows Quarterback Chili with a Second-Half Goody Tray of Mock Toffee, Chess Bars, and Cappuccino Squares.
Here too are exquisite variations on traditional Virginia dishes -- Sauteed Shad Roe with Country Ham, Spicy Crab Cakes, Sally Lunn, even Robert E. Lee's mother's recipe for Jelly Cake -- as well as original recipes offering such surprising combinations as Grapefruit Sections with Pomegranate Seeds, Creamed Celery with Pecans, and Tiny Ginger Muffins with Grand Marnier Filling.
Ever mindful of todays hectic schedules and the cook's right to enjoy the fun too, Virginia Celebrates provides a number of recipes that can be either fully or partially prepared in advance. Indeed, most are both elegant enough for company and easy enough for everyday meals. It even has a section on packing memorable brown-bag lunches.
For those who wish to create their own variations on the menus, the Council of the Virginia Museum has also included a number of recipes in sections on Appetizers, Soups, Cheese and Eggs, Poultry, Meats, Seafood, Vegetables, Salads, Bread, and Desserts that were simply too delicious to leave out. The fully indexed volume is lavishly illustrated photographs of table settings, special events, and historic sites around the state, and works from the collections of the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts.
Whether you are planning a family reunion or a formal tea, a card party luncheon or a seven-course diplomatic dinner, Virginia Celebrates: Recipes and Ideas for Entertaining will help you make the good times even better.
Condition: Good condition.
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