Its the season for entertaining, and we could not be more excited! Naturally, being in the hospitality industry we always have entertaining on the brain. Though we love brainstorming new decor ideas and menu selections, sometimes a little inspiration is in order.
We hope these books will help you wow your guests!
We have rounded up our top five favorite holiday entertaining books! Read a little bit about each book below and see where to buy them on Amazon.
“In this exquisite and very personal book, Martha Stewart welcomes you into her world, where she entertains in the expressive and beautiful style that she has made so famous. Whether a simple blueberry breakfast on a Sunday morning in Maine or a more lavish holiday dinner in Bedford, each of the gatherings is equally memorable, for what Martha cherishes above all is spending time and sharing delicious food with her family and friends.” Find a Copy of this book here.
“Hang the stockings, deck the hall—and cook up a happy holiday! When it comes to Christmas, no one does it like Good Housekeeping. Brimming with more than 300 celebration-worthy recipes, sparkling decorating ideas, and suggestions for homemade (and home-baked) gifts, this sumptuous, mouthwatering collection will make the season extra merry. Triple-tested, fail-proof recipes come from both the magazine’s archive of favorites and from celebrities like Ina Garten, Martha Stewart, and Bobby Flay, along with favorite Christmas memories from Sting, Reese Witherspoon, Mariah Carey, and many other famous contributors. Delight family and guests with irresistible Cranberry Mojitos, Glazed Ham with Apricots, Roast Turkey with Wild Mushroom Gravy, and Herbed Rice Pilaf with Cranberries and Thyme—and then top if off with a to-die-for delicious Dulce de Leche Christmas Wreath or Gingerbread Whoopie Pies. This truly is the greatest Christmas cookbook ever—and sure to become a cherished part of your holiday tradition.” Find a copy of this book here.
“The perfect dish, whatever the season. SEASONS builds on the trend for cooking with whichever ingredients are in season, which means you will always be eating beautifully fresh food. Designed with Donna’s usual flair for food styling, SEASONS features more lifestyle than Donna’s previous books, giving readers tips and suggestions for how to enjoy the best of each season.” Find a copy of this book here.
“Packed with over 125 festive recipes, inspirational styling ideas, helpful information on planning and decorating, and stunning lifestyle photography, Williams-Sonoma Holiday Entertaining offers a fresh approach to celebrating the season. With a family-friendly focus, this 288-page guide inspires you to entertain during the holidays, with advice on how to plan, what to serve, and ways to make your celebration–and table–memorable. The book begins with a comprehensive and visually rich section on planning and decorating for the holidays. Sixteen suggested menus offer a full range of occasions for winter entertaining, from a holiday brunch or cocktail party to a fireside fondue party.” Find a copy of this book here.
“For the first time, trusted and beloved cookbook author Ina Garten, the Barefoot Contessa, answers the number one question she receives from cooks: Can I make it ahead?” Find a copy of this book here.