Dad of Divas' Reviews: Book Review - Around the Table: Recipes and Inspiration for Gatherings Throughout the Year

Monday, December 1, 2014

Book Review - Around the Table: Recipes and Inspiration for Gatherings Throughout the Year

Around the Table: Recipes and Inspiration for Gatherings Throughout the Year

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About the Book
The widely acclaimed country music megastar Martina McBride invites fans into her home, her kitchen, and her family’s traditions in this, her first-ever book—a beautiful full-color illustrated collection of culinary celebrations, complete with cherished recipes and menus for cooking and entertaining at home.

One of country music’s most beloved singers, Martina McBride enjoys entertaining her millions of fans on the road. But at home she loves entertaining a different way, hosting her famous gatherings for friends and family. Beneath the glam, glitter, and wild success, Martina remains a farm girl true to her roots and the country hospitality with which she was raised.

Now, in her first ever book, Martina shares the inventive party ideas for all seasons that have made her a beloved entertainer at home. Each celebration is accompanied by Martina’s mouthwatering recipes, tips and tricks, practical menu planning advice, d├ęcor inspiration, and fun ideas for keeping guests entertained. A busy mom of three, Martina understands that hosting needs to be easy to be enjoyable, and all of her recipes come with cooking gameplans.

Dozens of stunning color photos invite readers into Martina’s home and around her table all through the year. With this delightful entertaining cookbook, fans everywhere can join in the fun, whether it’s a Red, White, and Blue Backyard Cookout, a Retro Valentine’s Day Supper Club or a night of Mistletoe and Martinis. Chock full of personal anecdotes and memories, this delightful keepsake is infused with Martina’s girl-next-door spirit and irresistible charm.

My Take on the Book
The recipes in this cookbook reflect the life of Martina McBride, an entertainer. She is a wife, mother,and loves to entertain family and friends in her home. The recipes are grouped into entire meals with beverages, appetizers, main courses, sides, and desserts in each section. Some of the entries are: fall supper, bruchetta bash, a retro Valentine's day, supper club, taco fiesta, and more.

Martina gives you all of the basics and takes the reader from step one to the end. She includes not only the recipes with photographs of the finished products, but also a list of songs to play, ideas for table decorations and more. I was impressed with the thorough planning in this cookbook.

There are over 278 pages of delicious recipes for you and your family to enjoy. If you are searching for an eclectic cookbook with assistance every step of the way, you will want to take a look at this book.

Buon Appetito!

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