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The debut cookbook from Athena Calderone, creator of EyeSwoon, with 100 seasonal recipes for meals as gorgeous as they are delicious.

In Cook Beautiful, Athena reveals the secrets to preparing and presenting unforgettable meals. As the voice and curator behind EyeSwoon, an online lifestyle destination for food, entertaining, fashion, and interior design, Athena cooks with top chefs, hosts incredible dinners, and designs stunning tablescapes, while emphasizing the importance of balancing the visual elements of each dish with incredible flavors. In her debut cookbook, she’s finally showing the rest of us how to achieve her impeccable yet approachable cooking style.

Included are 100 recipes with step-by-step advice on everything from prep to presentation—from artfully layering a peach and burrata salad to searing a perfect steak. Recipes include Grilled Zucchini Flatbread with Ramp-Pistachio Pesto, Charred Eggplant with Zaatar and Yogurt Tahini, Mezzi Rigatoni with Radicchio and Guanciale, Stewed Pork with Squash and Walnut Gremolata, Blood Orange Bundt Cake with Orange Bitters Glaze, and more. Organized by season, each section closes with a tablescape inspired by nature, along with specific table décor and entertaining tips. 
Cook Beautiful is where design meets food, where culinary tradition marries food styling, where home chefs become experts. These are luscious dishes to make for friends and family, with advice that will inspire you to create visually stunning, and still wholly delicious, culinary masterpieces.



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Entertaining doyenne Phyllis Hoffman shows how to prepare a stunning table for any occasion.

So many of the events of our lives, from the formal to the informal, are celebrated by gathering around a table. Whatever the occasion—whether it's a holiday dinner, Sunday brunch, or a casual lunch with friends—the table is the place where we relax and enjoy each other's company while savoring a great meal.

No one knows how to dress a table with elegance and flair better than Phyllis Hoffman, publisher of Southern Lady magazine, the quintessential resource for entertaining the gracious Southern way. Now, Hoffman draws upon her years of expertise to create Southern Lady Gracious Tables, the definitive guide to creating gorgeous "tablescapes" for every occasion.

Starting with the basics, Hoffman presents a series of breathtaking spreads for a whole range of occasions, from formal settings to casual get-togethers, and describes how to achieve each look, right down to the recipes—55 in total—for her mouthwatering specialties. Enjoy a lovely outdoor lunch of tasty Fried Green Tomatoes with Crab and Green Chile Cream Sauce, or finish off a dinner party with delectable Praline Bread Pudding with Bourbon Sauce.

Hoffman then builds a "wardrobe for the table," navigating through the complex world of dinnerware, fine linens, and serving pieces. Each and every element of the table—from fruit saucer to lemon fork to water goblet—is covered in a friendly, helpful way.

Finally, there's advice on adding that all-important personal touch, with instructions on how to craft flowers, family heirlooms, collectibles, and other unexpected treasures into the perfect centerpiece, place marker, or accent. All along, her advice includes refreshingly simple techniques for presentation and encourages the reader's own creativity in playing with colors, patterns, and styles.

Complemented by lush photography and told in Hoffman's accessible, encouraging, and deliciously Southern voice, Southern Lady Gracious Tables is a must-have for every aspiring hostess, south or north of the Mason Dixon. The perfect gift for any woman who loves to entertain, it has all the tools, tips, and inspiration you need to elevate the ordinary to the unforgettable.


Dining table decorating ideas

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Lavin Mid-Century "Walnut" Light Brown Wood 7PC Dining Set "Walnut" Light Brown/Beige by Rakuten.com

Mid-Century dining set is a perfect decor idea for any home decoration, the Lavin Mid-Century 7PC Dining Set furniture includes a solid wood made rectangle shape dining table and six dining chairs upholstered in beige faux leather. The table features beveled edges with shapely smooth solid wood legs in wood veneer finishing. The chairs are constructed with sloping back and are upholstered in beige faux leather. This walnut finished solid wood dining set is designed to create a beautiful modern dining atmosphere. This dining set fits comfortably for eight to ten people, invite your friends and family over for dinner!


3 PC Kitchen Table set-Dining Table and 2 Wooden Kitchen Chairs by Rakuten.com

Here's presenting a top quality Dining table set, inspired by contemporary style and design and built of authentic Asian hardwood. The set comprises four polished chairs along with a round table with a finished top and is ideal for setup in kitchen space and small space alike. We take pride in all our products as none of them contains MDF, fly wood, veneer or laminated wood and is only constructed from rubber wood, the solid quality Asian hardwood. This is a good quality Dining room set that comes in 5 pieces, 4 chairs with wooden seatss and a round table top with pedestal stand. The table top has a perfect Black & Cherry finish and is made from authentic Asian hardwood only. The style for our dining room set has been inspired by the modern furniture ideas that take up minimum space, offer level of comfort of usage. The table and chairs set is ideal for setup in the dining room or kitchen alike and may stand the deterioration of regular usage without giving in. This four chairs and one table dining set is an best investment for the modern family of today. Table Dimensions: Length 42; Width 42; Height 29, Chair Dimensions: Length 18; Width 18; Height 38



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