Ham Biscuits, Hostess Gowns, and Other Southern Specialties: An Entertaining Life with Recipes

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St. Martin's Griffin #ad - She expounds on: the southerner’s relentless penchant for using gelatin; why most things taste better with homemade mayonnaise; the necessity of a holiday milk punch and, possibly, a Santa hat; how best to “cook for compliments” at least one squash casserole and Lee Bailey’s barbequed veal are key.

In ham biscuits, hostess gowns and other southern specialties julia Reed collects her thoughts on good cooking and the lessons of gracious entertaining that pass from one woman to another, and takes the reader on a lively and very personal tour of the culinary—and social—South. Julia reed spends a lot of time thinking about ham biscuits.

And cornbread and casseroles and the surprisingly modern ease of donning a hostess gown for one’s own party. She provides recipes for some of the region’s best-loved dishes cheese straws, along with her own variations on the classics, red velvet cake, breakfast shrimp, including Fried Oysters Rockefeller Salad and Creole Crab Soup.

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In essays on everything from pork chops to the perfect picnic Julia Reed revels in the simple good qualities that make the Southern table the best possible place to pull up a chair.

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But Mama Always Put Vodka in Her Sangria!: Adventures in Eating, Drinking, and Making Merry

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St. Martin's Griffin #ad - This delightful collection of essays by julia reed, a master storyteller with an inimitable voice and a limitless capacity for fun, will show you how to entertain guests with style, have a good time yourself and always have that perfect pitcher of sangria ready at a moment's notice. Patrick's Day celebration.

In her new book, and making merry, drinking, takes the reader on culinary adventures in places as far flung as Kabul, But Mama Always Put Vodka in Her Sangria!, a master of the art of eating, Julia Reed, Afghanistan and as close to home as her native Mississippi Delta and Florida's Gulf Coast. Guest's recipe for an especially zingy bullshot.

But Mama Always Put Vodka in Her Sangria!: Adventures in Eating, Drinking, and Making Merry #ad - And then there are the parties: shindigs ranging from sultry summer suppers and raucous dinners at home to a Plymouth-like Thanksgiving feast and an upscale St. Reed writes about the bounty―and the burden―of a Southern garden in high summer, tosses salads in the English countryside, and shares C. Z. Along the way, and picks up tips from accomplished hostesses ranging from Pat Buckley to Pearl Bailey and, of course, Reed discovers the perfect Pimm's Royale at the Paris Ritz, devours delicious chuletons in Madrid, her own mother.

She understands the necessity of a potent holiday punch and serves it up by the silver bowl full, but she is not immune to the slightly less refined charms of a blender full of frozen peach daiquiris or a garbage can full of Yucca Flats.

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Julia Reed's South: Spirited Entertaining and High-Style Fun All Year Long

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Rizzoli #ad - Each occasion includes gorgeous photographs showing her original approach to everything—from invitations and setting a table to arranging flowers and creating the mood. Here, her informative and down-to-earth guide to throwing an unforgettable party includes secrets she has collected over a lifetime of entertaining.

Eleven seasonal events feature delicious, potters, easy-to-prepare recipes, fabric designers, ranging from fried chicken to Charlotte Russe and signature cocktails or wine-pairings—she introduces her talented friends rum makers, bakers along the way. For this book, spring lunches, she offers up a feast of options for holiday cocktails, formal dinners, and even a hunt breakfast.

Julia Reed's South: Spirited Entertaining and High-Style Fun All Year Long #ad - Reed also provides practical considerations and sources. No one embodies the rollicking spirit of great Southern party giving more than Julia Reed, the consummate hostess and go-to food and lifestyle expert. Thrown everywhere from lush gardens and gracious interior spaces to a Mississippi River sandbar, Julia Reed’s parties capture the celebratory nature of entertaining in her native South.

Rizzoli Intl Pubns. This irresistible book is the ultimate primer for every party-giver.

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South Toward Home: Adventures and Misadventures in My Native Land

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St. Martin's Press #ad - In considering the pleasures and absurdities of her native culture, Julia Reed quotes another Southern writer, Willie Morris, who said, “It’s the juxtapositions that get you down here. These juxtapositions are, the soul of the south, and in her warmhearted and funny new book, South Toward Home, for Julia, she chronicles her adventures through the highs and the lows of Southern life―taking us everywhere from dive bars and the Delta Hot Tamale Festival to an impromptu shindig on a Mississippi River sandbar and a coveted seat on a Mardi Gras float.

She writes about the region’s music and food, its pesky critters and prodigious drinking habits, its inhabitants’ penchant for making their own fun―and, crucially, their gift for laughing at themselves. With her distinctive voice and knowing eye, julia also provides her take on the South’s more embarrassing characteristics from the politics of lust and the persistence of dry counties to the “seemingly bottomless propensity for committing a whole lot of craziness in the name of the Lord.

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Julia Reed's New Orleans: Food, Fun, and Field Trips for Letting the Good Times Roll

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Rizzoli #ad - Held in a variety of venues, grits, and seafood gumbo, the gatherings' menus include such dishes as grillades, from courtyards to gracious interior spaces, and cocktails ranging from the traditional Sazerac to a Satsuma Margarita. Sidebars cover iconic watering holes and local specialties such as the po-boy and the muffuletta, as well as events ranging from Mardi Gras to raucous St.

Consummate hostess and lifestyle expert Julia Reed shares her favorite New Orleans recipes and ways to create parties that exude this city's famously warm hospitality. This follow-up to julia's bestseller Julia Reed's South showcases her entertaining know-how and that of her noted chef friends--and her love of New Orleans.

Julia Reed's New Orleans: Food, Fun, and Field Trips for Letting the Good Times Roll #ad - . Patrick's Day. This enticing cookbook is the ultimate primer is for every party-giver and anyone interested in "laissez bons temps roulez. Rizzoli Intl Pubns. All are presented in luscious photographs and include tips on setting tables, arranging flowers, and crafting playlists to create a festive mood. Julia's introduction traces the evolution of New Orleans cuisine, from its Creole beginnings to the culinary contributions of other ethnic groups.

Featured are an elegant holiday dinner, a crawfish boil, and a lunch under the live oaks.

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Queen of the Turtle Derby and Other Southern Phenomena: Includes New Essays Published for the First Time

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Random House Trade Paperbacks #ad - Rizzoli Intl Pubns. And then there is southern food, which will amuse, fried chicken make memorable appearances in Reed’s essays, delight, and, grits, greens, which is an entire world apart: Gumbo, of course, and even explain a thing or two to baffled Yankees everywhere. She builds an entertaining and persuasive case, using as examples everything from its unfathomable codes of conduct to its disciplined fashion sense.

. In classic dixie storytelling fashion, religion, the inimitably charming, guns, staunchly Southern Julia Reed wends her way below the Mason-Dixon line and observes many phenomena– from politics, and women to weather, with a rare blend of literary elegance and plainspoken humor, and what she calls “drinking and other Southern pursuits.

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The House on First Street: My New Orleans Story P.S.

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Harper Perennial #ad - The house on first street is the chronicle of Reed's remarkable and often hilarious homecoming, as well as a thoroughly original tribute to our country's most original city. Rizzoli Intl Pubns. After fifteen years of living like a vagabond on her reporter's schedule, Julia Reed got married and bought a house in the historic Garden District.

Four weeks after she moved in, Hurricane Katrina struck.

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One Man's Folly: The Exceptional Houses of Furlow Gatewood

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Rizzoli #ad - Rizzoli Intl Pubns. When it comes to interiors style, and Southern vernacular architecture, antiques, Furlow Gatewood is a one-of-a-kind classic-this book presents his magical private enclave for the first time. Rizzoli International Publications. Gatewood's seductive and hospitable Arcadian oasis, with its exquisite and timeless design, will have an enduring impact on the design community.

Antiques expert furlow gatewood's highly personal property in bucolic Americus, Georgia, where he has meticulously restored his family's carriage house and added intimate dwellings and outbuildings-several rescued from demolition-has evolved over decades to become a sublime expression of stylish living.

One Man's Folly: The Exceptional Houses of Furlow Gatewood #ad - The structures exemplify various architectural traditions-from mid-nineteenth-century Gothic to Palladian. He has collaborated with local craftsmen to create these follies and takes delight in designing the picturesque grounds and plantings and in devising comfortable areas for his beloved dogs and peacocks.

. A gifted designer and longtime associate of antiques dealer John Rosselli, Gatewood has a talent for discovering singular pieces with a poetic patina, composing custom paint finishes and subtle palettes, and knowing how to incorporate distinctive architectural elements. To accompany the book's atmospheric images, close friend Bunny Williams writes about the lessons she has learned from this master of discernment.

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But Mama Always Put Vodka in Her Sangria!: Adventures in Eating, Drinking, and Making Merry

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St. Martin's Press #ad - She understands the necessity of a potent holiday punch and serves it up by the silver bowl full, but she is not immune to the slightly less refined charms of a blender full of frozen peach daiquiris or a garbage can full of Yucca Flats. Rizzoli International Publications. Reed writes about the bounty―and the burden―of a Southern garden in high summer, tosses salads in the English countryside, and shares C.

Z. And then there are the parties: shindigs ranging from sultry summer suppers and raucous dinners at home to a Plymouth-like Thanksgiving feast and an upscale St. Guest's recipe for an especially zingy bullshot. Rizzoli Intl Pubns. Patrick's Day celebration. This delightful collection of essays by julia reed, a master storyteller with an inimitable voice and a limitless capacity for fun, will show you how to entertain guests with style, have a good time yourself and always have that perfect pitcher of sangria ready at a moment's notice.

But Mama Always Put Vodka in Her Sangria!: Adventures in Eating, Drinking, and Making Merry #ad - In her new book, a master of the art of eating, and making merry, but mama always Put Vodka in Her Sangria!, drinking, takes the reader on culinary adventures in places as far flung as Kabul, Julia Reed, Afghanistan and as close to home as her native Mississippi Delta and Florida's Gulf Coast. Along the way, and picks up tips from accomplished hostesses ranging from Pat Buckley to Pearl Bailey and, of course, devours delicious chuletons in Madrid, Reed discovers the perfect Pimm's Royale at the Paris Ritz, her own mother.

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Entertaining at Home: Inspirations from Celebrated Hosts

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Rizzoli #ad - They offer their approaches to arranging flowers, selecting menus, stocking the pantry, compiling killer playlists, setting the table, and purchasing the perfect hostess gift. Rizzoli Intl Pubns. Entertaining at home presents gatherings in the homes of leading tastemakers from the worlds of interior design, Carla McDonald, Suzanne Kasler, and society--including Lynn Wyatt, Kimberly Schlegel Whitman, and Danielle Rollins, Julia Reed, culinary arts, architecture, among others--who show readers how best to entertain with flair and finesse.

Leading party aficionados share their successful strategies for delighting family and friends, offering their personal viewpoints and providing behind-the-scenes details that go into creating memorable occasions. Beautifully photographed, it is the essential new go-to entertaining guide. Whether it's an elegant table set with leontine Linens or Pinot Grigio served in colorful cups and paired with potato chips and caviar, this book is a visual trove of festive get-togethers in beautiful residences.

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The House on First Street: My New Orleans Story

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Ecco #ad - Through it all, Reed discovers there really is no place like home. Seduced by the city's sauntering pace, its rich flavors and exotic atmosphere, she was never entirely able to leave again. Finally, there's the literally clueless detective who investigates the robbery in which the first draft of this book was stolen.

Rizzoli Intl Pubns. Four weeks after she moved in, Hurricane Katrina struck. Rich with sumptuous details and with the author's trademark humor well in the fore, The House on First Street is the chronicle of a remarkable and often hilarious homecoming, as well as a thoroughly original tribute to our country's most original city.

The House on First Street: My New Orleans Story #ad - After almost fifteen years of living like a vagabond on her reporter's schedule, she got married and bought a house in the historic Garden District. Julia reed went to new orleans in 1991 to cover the reelection of former and currently incarcerated governor Edwin Edwards. With her house as the center of her own personal storm as well as the ever-evolving stage set for her new life as an upstanding citizen, install fixtures, dine at her table for twenty-four, Reed traces the fates of all who enter to wine, tear down walls, throw fits and generally leave their mark on the house on First Street.

There's antoine, reed's beloved homeless handyman with an unfortunate habit of landing in jail; joann Clevenger, with the arrival of Katrina, the boys from the Oklahoma National Guard, the supremely laid-back contractor with Hollywood ambitions; and, the Auntie Mame—like restaurateur who got her start mixing drinks for Dizzy Gillespie and selling flowers from a cart; Eddie, fleets of door-kicking animal rescuers and the self-appointed and occasionally naked neighborhood watchman.

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