Williams-Sonoma Holiday Entertaining is packed with over 125 festive recipes, great styling ideas, helpful information on planning and decorating, and stunning photography. This beautiful guide offers a fresh approach to celebrating the season with a family-friendly focus. It provides useful advice on how to plan for your special occasion, what to serve, and ways to make your celebration more memorable than ever.
The book begins with a comprehensive section on planning and decorating for the holidays. You'll find complete menus for a full range of occasions, from a holiday brunch or cocktail party to a fireside fondue party. Next, there are three chapters dedicated to Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's. Each illustrates a celebration and includes a detailed planning spread, a how-to idea for a centerpiece, and additional inspirations for seasonal style in the form of holiday place settings, decorative candles and more. The recipes are organized into eight chapters: drinks, hors d'oeuvres, soups and salads, mains, sides, desserts, breakfasts, and gifts from the kitchen. Here's a video of noted chef/author Georgeanne Brennan doing some quick demonstrations and how-to's.