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Kitchen Revelry: A Year of Festive Menus from My Home to Yours

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A month-by-month culinary scrapbook that brings out the reveler in every home cook




Ali Larter is a busy actress, well known for her roles on the NBC show Heroes and in movies such as Varsity Blues and Legally Blonde. But when not on set, she is usually throwing a dinner party or entertaining at home. In fact, Ali has been cooking and entertaining all her life, and in an ins
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Published September 10th 2013 by St. Martin's Press
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Dana Al-Basha دانة الباشا
Ali Larter is a pretty actress in Hollywood; that's about all I knew of her until I bought her cookbook. Afterward I looked her up and followed her blog. She loves to cook and entertain and I like that.
A reveler is someone who loves sharing their passion for good times.
A reveler is resourceful-overcoming obstacles with some sweat and a splash of sass.
A reveler knows true lasting experiences are thoughtful, not expensive.
A reveler is all about fabulous fresh foods, an adventurous spirit, and ef
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Lindsay
Sep 13, 2013 Lindsay rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I was excited to win a signed copy of this book through goodreads first reads :) This is a book for those that have a strong love for food, time in the kitchen, and time spent sharing both with your family. I love the way the book is put together. It is broken down by month and then by menus for themed gatherings. I enjoyed reading the little notes associated with each recipe; they add a lovely personal touch to the book. I like to cook, but I have been playing it safe (or being a bit lazy) for ...more
Georgia
Sep 22, 2013 Georgia rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Some of the recipes, especially in her autumn chapters, are fabulous- the apple crostata with aged gouda, kale salad with pecorino and truffle, butternut squash soup with sage. Most of the recipes are elevated in palate and in instruction, but nothing is too difficult. My issue with this is as a "celebrity cookbook", Ali Later comes off as distant and unlikable (far beyond the realm of even G. Paltrow whose writing still came off as endearing). Some hate when authors add in too much story to the ...more
Ashley
Sep 16, 2013 Ashley rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I won a first edition signed copy on goodreads.com

I did find some recipes I want to try...
Carrot Ginger muffins.
Candy cane crunch cookies.
Nutella macaroons.
Strawberry mint cake.

I asked my boyfriend's sister if she'd be interested in
the green bean casserole with wild mushroom.
I'm waiting for her response.
She makes green bean casserole on thanksgiving and I know her and my boyfriend both like mushrooms.

I'll be honest I'm only keeping it and not donating it to my local library because she signed i
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Ashley
Sep 13, 2013 Ashley rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
As far as cookbooks go, this is a pretty solid one. It does include a lot of fancy meals that I will probably never be inclined to make, but I like how it includes really complicated recipes as well as simple things such as an omelette. The book is gorgeous (I actually flipped through just to see the pretty pictures before actually studying the recipes).

I appreciate Goodreads giveaways for not only giving me the opportunity to get this book but to have it autographed as well (and as an autograp
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Lisa
Sep 04, 2013 Lisa rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
i really enjoyed this there were quite a few recipes that i want to try out. especially excited about the ginger snap pumpkin pie. there were alot of combos with pairing of foods that i never wood have thought of but i would totally try if this was at a eating place where i did not have to make it that would be even better. top marks it was delicious. yumm
Joanne
Oct 13, 2013 Joanne rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book exceeded my expectations. It had some awesome recipes and some I would never attempt as a novice - however every picture was amazing and made me want to try. Separated by seasons...this made any type of entertaining....no matter who you are...A LOT easier.....most celebrity cookbooks include stories ..this book lacked that - just recipes and pictures of the recipe once made.
Mellie Antoinete
Read my review in food at: http://thecomfykitchen.com/archives/-... including sample single serving versions of Ali's Spiced Chai at http://thecomfykitchen.com/archives/a...!
Love & Flour
I loved the concept of this book with dishes and ideas for entertaining broken down by month. Enjoying traditions with the seasons is exactly how I like to cook!
Beka
Sep 05, 2013 Beka rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: cookbooks
For a non-chef, this was a surprisingly good cookbook. The pictures were amazing, the stories were fun, and the recipes looked delicious.
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