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Hampton Weekends
Hampton Weekends

Hampton Weekends

Easy Menus for Casual Entertaining All Year Round

By Ellen Wright, Photographs By Tom Eckerle

COOKING

320 Pages, 8.32 x 10.73

Formats: Trade Paper

Trade Paper, $24.95 (US $24.95) (CA $33.95)

Publication Date: June 2013

ISBN 9780988767300

Rights: WOR

East End Press (Jun 2013)

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Overview

The allure of the Hamptons is revealed in a new edition of this beautifully photographed book. In recipes, text, and exquisite pictures, chef and hostess extraordinaire Ellen Wright captures the sun, the sea, and the tastes of this exclusive resort area. Both seasonal and everyday entertaining are made easy in this elegantly photographed, full-color book, which illustrates how everyone can celebrate the four seasons with panache.Over many years of successful entertaining, Wright has developed commonsense tips that she shares with her readers, including these five basic principles:•Keep it simple. Perfect and serve just a few dishes rather than try to dazzle with many.•Avoid last-minute panic. Organize early and stick to your plan.•Mix and match. This applies to both guests and china.•Get guests to help. This always breaks the ice.•Stay calm-don′t worry. If the dish is burned, whip up a little sauce or add some herbs.In this updated edition, Wright not only adds more valuable tips and suggestions, but she also provides new ideas for customizing the recipes to suit special dietary needs. It′s no wonder Ellen Wright and her cooking continue to draw illustrious friends to her table. Her recipes are tried and true, and her invaluable advice on entertaining lets hosts enjoy the party as much as their guests.

Reviews

Who knew entertaining could be this easy? The allure of the Hamptons is revealed in this beautifully photographed book, which captures the sun, the sea, and the tastes of this exclusive resort area. Beautiful entertaining is made easy in this wonderfully photographed full-color book, where anyone can spend the four seasons cooking and entertaining with Ellen Wright. Having spent many weekends and summers on the South Fork of Long Island, Wright shares a wealth of recipes and insights to make entertaining as simple, elegant, and delightful as possible. Complete meals for every occasion are carefully planned for ease of preparation. In spring. under a crab apple tree, enjoy a buttery asparagus quiche. After a day at the beach, transform summer's road-stand tomatoes into the ultimate gazpacho. Autumn is the time for sizzling potato pancakes with chunky applesauce, made at a farm just down the road. On the first chilly night of winter, spoon up a warming veal stew with button mushrooms. Ellen also shares a collection of irresistible desserts, quick side dishes, and refreshing salads, as well as ideas for one-of-a-kind table settings. After years of successful entertaining, Wright has developed a number of commonsense tips that shares with her readers. Including five basic principles:  Keep it simple-perfect a few dishes rather than try to dazzle with many Avoid last-minute panic-organize early and stick to your plan Mix and match-this applies to both guests and china Get guests to help-it helps to break the ice Stay calm-don't worry if the dish is burned, whip up a little sauce or add some herbs In this new updated edition Ellen adds more valuable tips and suggestions. As well as, ideas for customizing the recipes to suit your guests special dietary needs. It is no wonder why Ellen Wright and her cooking continue to draw illustrious friends to her table. The recipes she offers are tried-and-true, and her invaluable advice on entertaining allows hosts to enjoy the party as much as their guests.

Author Biography

Ellen Wright is a well-known cook, artist, interior designer, and hostess. She worked extensively as an assistant to James Beard, and has two other books to her credit: AROUND THE TABLE: Easy Menus for Cozy Entertaining at Home (Harvard Common Press), and BIG SKY COOKING (Artisan). Tom Eckerle (photographer) has been a professional photographer for over 25 years. He has worked on more than 40 books, including Bobby Flay's Boy Meets Grill and Recipes 1-2-3.