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Feasts : menus for home-cooked celebrations
Newman, Leslie.
Personal Author:
First edition.
Publication Information:
New York, NY : HarperCollins Publishers, [1990]

Physical Description:
xiv, 283 pages ; 25 cm
General Note:
Includes index.
Format :


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TX820 .N48 1990 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks

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Booklist Review

The notion that home-cooked food is love and comfort is gradually being resurrected after 20 years of sleep. Only this time, mom's meatloaf is combined with more exotic fare, stamping an indelible yet very edible mark of the 1980s and 1990s. Emulating, in part, the breezy vernacular and line drawings of the Silver Palate's Russo and Lukins, Newman gathers together a worldly collection of 25 entertaining menus. Such recipes as Norwegian pea soup, applesauce for grown-ups, congee (Chinese creamy rice soup), and North Carolina chopped barbecue commingle freely; directions are clear and the menus creative but not long-winded. However, unusual ingredients and occasional two- to three-page recipes mar the promise of this first cookbook to make entertaining for intimate friends or a yearly crowd easy, simple, unstressful, and elegant. To be indexed. ~--Barbara Jacobs

Library Journal Review

Newman is a well-known screenwriter (she and her husband wrote scripts for the Superman movies), but she is also a food writer who loves to entertain. These menus for a variety of occasions are designed to allow the cook to relax and enjoy the feast. They feature tried-and-true recipes, many of which can be made ahead, many of them comfort food--food for good friends. However, this is a crowded genre; for larger collections. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.