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The Artful Christmas: Holiday Menus and Festive Collectibles (Hardcover)
Just in time for the holidays comes this charming collection of recipes and collectibles with a Christmas theme. Here are eight menus composed of more than 40 recipes suited to a variety of entertaining situations any host or hostess will face during the holiday season. Ever mindful of cooking in the real world, expert entertainer Linda Arnaud includes sage advice about festive dishes that can be purchased, prepared ahead, or at the last minute.
From a traditional Christmas dinner for ten, featuring prime-rib roast, Yorkshire pudding, and chocolate mousse with fresh raspberries and mint, to a vegetarian Twelth Night celebration, the menus are illustrated with fantastic table and room settings replete with holiday collectibles, new and antique, elegant and whimsical. Arnaud's superb taste, both in cooking and decor, shines through on each page of this volume that cooks and collectors alike will treasure.
-- Combines for the first time two very popular holiday pleasures: cooking and collectibles
-- Features more than 40 elegant yet simple-to-execute recipes gathered into eight holiday-themed menus
-- The pantry section includes recipes for holiday staples, such as cranberry sauce, pastry dough, and vegetable side dishes
-- An astonishing selection of Christmas collectibles, decorations, and table settings are pictured and described