By Preston Bailey
Preston Bailey's Inspirations is a sourcebook of ideas for creating the perfect ambiance for any major party or event. Preston Bailey has spent 23 years creating the decor for the most lavish of celebrity parties, weddings, and other high-profile events. This book is packed with gorgeous full-bleed and double-spread photographs of 10 such parties. They range from modern to romantic and the majority of arrangements pictured--Preston's amazing centerpieces, hanging arrangements, chair adornments, place settings, etc.--have never before been seen. Each chapter will focus on a specific inspirational element, such as a 6-foot pineapple made from sunflowers and palm leaves, a lawn made entirely of roses, and floating orchids and peonies in an indoor pool. Above all, Bailey encourages anyone planning a party to allow their creativity to blossom and have fun while designing their dream event.
Indian Cooking Without Fat
By Mridula Baljekar
Most health-conscious eaters tend to avoid Indian food because of the high-fat methods used to prepare many of the popular dishes. Leading Indian cookbook writer Mridula Baljekar's revolutionary methods allow readers to enjoy deliciously spiced Indian meals, packed with flavor and nutrition, but without added fat. Drawing upon her extensive knowledge of traditional Indian cooking techniques, flavors, and spices, Baljekar has devised no-added-fat cooking techniques that dramatically revise how delicious Indian food is prepared,without altering its authentic taste. With insightful cook's tips featured throughout, the 150 easy-to-prepare recipes include Vegetable Soup, Spiced Chapatis, Ground Lamb Kebabs, King Prawns with Baby Zucchini, Fish Tikka, Fresh Tomato Chutney, Tandoori Chicken, Saffron Rice, savoury Potato Mash, Mixed Vegetable Curry, Spiced Pears, Rose-Flavored Iced Dessert, and more.
This luscious collection of Italian desserts (dolci) is based on recipes brought to the United States in 1926 by the author's Italian immigrant family. Serving dolci is an important link to their heritage for Italian-American families working to preserve the rich traditions of the old country.Tired of the same old thing? From biscotti to gelati, cakes to custards, the recipes in this special collection will delight your guests and tantalize your taste buds.Try such rich, pleasing recipes as Apricot Marsala Biscotti, Nuns' Chatter Cookies, Sesame Brittle with Almonds, Lemon-Ricotta Filled Panettone, Chocolate-Espresso Cream Tarts, Lemon Ice, Date-Walnut Cassata and Zabaglione.Irene Doti's recipes and accounts of her family's cooking traditions make this book a treasure to enjoy and share with your own family and friends