The Dinner Party Project: A No-Stress Guide to Food with Friends
The dinner party is back! Chef and cooking show host Natasha Feldman shares the secrets to throwing fun and delicious no-stress gatherings. This modern manual offers 80+ recipes as well as menu ideas, sketches (like a flow chart for what to cook when you're lazy), and practical tips to ensure that everyone enjoys the party—especially the host!
Making and eating dinner with your friends should be a blast—nothing tops getting people together, sharing good food, and laughing until you cry. The Dinner Party Project is hereto revive and democratize the dinner party, to make it a fun, communal practice rather than a stressful solo performance by the host.
Forget fussy recipes with ingredients lists that run a mile long. With sections on appetizers, main dishes, drinks, sides, and desserts, Feldman provides recipes for every mood and cooking comfort level (including pizza parties, taco nights, and permission to order takeout). Whimsical illustrations help demystify the cheese plate, offer store-bought dessert options, and guide you to your ideal dinner menu; tips within each recipe ensure great results and help you plan ahead and avoid last-minute scrambling.
- Crunchy Radishes Dipped in Honey Fennel Butter
- Peel ’n’ Eat Shrimp with Basil Dipping Magic
- Perfect Seared Ribeye with Pistachio Date Salsa Verde
- Party Pesto
- Very Adult Salad: Bitter Greens with Roasted Grapes and Pecorino
- Veggie Pot Pie with Black Pepper and Parm Phyllo
- Thin Mint Pudding Pie
So go ahead: pick a date, plan a menu, and invite some friends over—after all, nothing brings people together like a good meal.