Gifts From the Kitchen Author:Joan Scobey, Norma Myers At last—a cookbook with a difference, Here’s how to cook it, wrap it, and give it away!Two gourmet cooks present a cache of over 200 coveted family recipes and classic international dishes to make into imaginative personalized gifts—for your weekend hostess, a friend with the flu, or the PTA group. And it’s the no... more »npareil solution for Christmas, Easter, and birthday giving—when there’s too little time and even less money.
Whether you’re a newlywed who’s baffled by brownies or an aspiring gourmet with brioche in your repertoire, this is the one reference you can’t be without. Featuring simple step- by-step directions for all kinds of’ food—hors d’oeuvres, soups, salads, breads, sauces, cookies, and cakes— it also contains a stock pile of packaging ideas. Make those recycled cans, jars, and bottles do double duty as stylish containers for vichyssoise, zucchini relish, or spicy marinade. Place of mound of cheese rounds in a pewter tankard, spoon pate into a flowerpot, or heap croutons in an antique eggcup. Then make your reputation with one dish totable dinners—Chicken Oriental (packed in a fishbowl) or Lamb Romanoff (presented in a shiny crystal pitcher). And for the children, a pencil cup filled with lollipops to make for Pop, or a fireman’s hat full of fudge for a birthday chum.
Because everything’s designed to travel, there are specific tips on serving, storing, freezing, and mailing. Finally, an extensive source list tells you where to buy baskets, bottles, and kitchenware…to make any gift an exclusive offering.« less