Dishing With Style
Secrets to Great Tastes and Beautiful PresentationsBook - 2004
When you can combine great taste with beautiful presentation, well, that's when you captivate family and guests. And coming up with creative and clever styling and entertaining ideas as well as delicious food is what Rori Trovato has been doing in the pages of national magazines for years. Now she shares her secrets in DISHING WITH STYLE. The basic conceit of the book is so simple: share a great recipe and show two different ways of presenting it But it's the execu- tion that counts and Rori's ideas are just delightful. She starts with drinks (isn't the cocktail party the most basic form of enter- taining?) and offers a host of ideas. The dusting of cinnamon on those chubby marshmallows in the hot chocolate does make a difference in appearance, but why not go elegant, and serve cocoa in an oversized brandy snifter on a Tiffany blue napkin and truly delight your guests? Limeade in a glass? Sure, but why not in hollowed-out lime shells, set into a bed of ice? Rori takes us through hors d'oeuvre, starters and first courses, main courses, side dishes, and desserts, offering spectacular ideas all along the way. Delicious salads that look equally beautiful plated or presented family style. Butter-roasted chicken is presented classically, heaped with herbs and vegetables to be carved at table, but Rori then shows readers how to adapt the recipe to game hens a forest of little legs and wings that guests can help themselves to. DISHING WITH STYLE is packed with secrets that only a stylist can share. How do you get that neat mound of spaghetti in the center of the plate? What's the best way to get clean wedges of cheesecake onto a dessert plate? How do you choose fruits and herbs and vegetables to make your food look as good as that in a magazine. Rori answers all this and more.
Publisher: New York : Clarkson Potter, c2004.
Edition: First edition
Branch Call Number: 641.568 Tra 3701ga 1
Characteristics: 176 pages : color illustrations