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This title includes over 100 recipes, plus time-saving planning tips and sanity-saving suggestions. Serve terrific food confidently and calmly, and wow your crowd! Panicky about cooking for a casual church dinner, a posh graduation party, or a holiday feast for 50? With terrific recipes plus tips for everything from planning menus to preparation and presentation, you can serve a hungry crowd without getting all steamed up about it. You'll quickly grasp the basics you need to know to cook like an experienced pro. Discover how to: serve great dishes, from appetizers through desserts; determine food quantities when cooking for groups; handle food safely; and, add ambience with easy decorations.
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  • Paperback | 354 pages
  • 188 x 231.1 x 25.4mm | 521.64g
  • Hungry Minds Inc,U.S.
  • Hoboken, NJ, United States
  • English
  • 0764584693
  • 9780764584695
  • 484,370

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Over 100 recipes, plus time-saving planning tips and sanity-saving suggestions

Serve terrific food confidently and calmly, and wow your crowd!



Panicky about cooking for a casual church dinner, a posh graduation party, or a holiday feast for 50? With terrific recipes plus tips for everything from planning menus to preparation and presentation, you can serve a hungry crowd without getting all steamed up about it. You'll quickly grasp the basics you need to know to cook like an experienced pro.



Discover how to

Serve great dishes, from appetizers through desserts Determine food quantities when cooking for groups Handle food safely Add ambience with easy decorations
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Table of contents

Introduction. Part I: So, You Need to Cook for a Crowd ... Chapter 1: A Crowd by Any Other Name. Chapter 2: Planning Your Menu. Chapter 3: Estimating Food Quantities, Serving Dishes, and More. Part II: Tried-and-True Recipes for Crowds. Chapter 4: Creating Tasty Appetizers. Chapter 5: Main Dishes Everyone Will Love. Chapter 6: Delicious Side Dishes. Chapter 7: Satisfying Slurps: Soups and Stews. Chapter 8: Stirring It Up: Punches and Drinks. Chapter 9: Decadent Desserts. Part III: Special Events and Holidays. Chapter 10: Special Dishes for Summer Get-Togethers. Chapter 11: Special Dishes for Holidays. Chapter 12: Special Dishes for Weddings. Part IV: Bringing It All Together. Chapter 13: Getting Ready for the Event. Chapter 14: Getting Ready on the Day of the Event. Part V: The Part of Tens. Chapter 15: Ten Ways to Avoid Common Food Preparation Problems. Chapter 16: More Than Ten Decorating Tips for Crowds. Chapter 17: Ten Ways to Keep from Pulling Out Your Hair. Chapter 18: More Than Ten Things You Need to Know about Food Safety. Appendix A: Metric Conversion Guide. Appendix B: Helpful Web Sites. Appendix C: Fun and Easy Garnishes. Appendix D: Special Cooking Tricks. Index.
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About Curt Simmons

Dawn Simmons is a professional caterer and teaches online catering courses. Curt Simmons is the author of more than 50 books, including iPhoto For Dummies.
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