This charming cookbook is full of contemporary, stylish, and accessible dishes meant to share. We admire Susan Spungen's "get ahead" cooking philosophy that allows readers to maximize results with minimal effort, leaving plenty of time to spend with friends and family. Organized by courses and accompanied by sample party menus, this is the quintessential book for an at-home host.
Susan Spunden was the food editor at Martha Stewart Living from its founding in 1991 until 2003. Then she was the culinary consultant and food stylist on the feature films Julie & Julia, Its Complicated, and Eat Pray Love. We've seen her food in movies, read her articles in the New York Times, and have always admired her style; now with Open Kitchen we are welcomed into her home.