Heather Christo's Generous Table
Easy & Elegant Recipes Through the Seasons
Published May 1st 2013
Size 9 x 11.2 inches
Heather Christo, the younger generation’s entertaining doyenne, relates to the challenges facing her busy readers, women who may juggle marriage, family, careers and budgets, but who still wish to host beautiful, unique get-togethers for the people closest to them. Heather has spent a year chronicling the special occasions that season her family’s life—wedding showers, baby showers, holiday celebrations, family birthdays and many wonderful meals shared with people they love—everyday celebrations that many families observe, and which many readers would like to be better prepared for.
Generous Table is a kind of “how-to kit” for people who want to be able to throw any type of party in their own home. Containing lists, instructions, menu options, and tons of photographs, it eliminates stress and confusion and removes the intimidation factor of presenting beautiful meals. Heather has taken all of the guesswork out of entertaining by offering ideas for table settings, flowers, and a menu complete with tried-and-loved recipes.
Generous Table is split up into four sections corresponding to the seasons. Each section features five sample menus for a variety of fêtes from the most casual to the most elaborate, including Early Spring Dinner, Game Night, Southern Housewarming, and Snow Day Lunch, along with special events like showers, anniversaries, and birthdays.
Heather Christo is a professionally trained chef who graduated with honors from Le Cordon Bleu in San Francisco, followed by an apprenticeship at the Michelin-starred restaurant La Folie. She has appeared in a number of media outlets as an expert on entertaining, including InStyle, Good Morning America, Family Circle, People.com, Cosmopolitan, Oprah.com, More.com, Parenting, Shape.com, Foxnews.com, and more.