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By Susan Wyler

Susan Wyler's vital vintage is again in print-now larger than ever, with greater than a dozen new menus, over 70 new recipes, and a wealth of up-to-date strategies

The unique variation of Cooking for a Crowd gained nice compliment throughout: Florence Fabricant named it one of many New York Times top books of the season. Perla Meyers, writer of How to Peel a Peach, suggested, "Keep this ebook as a reference everytime you are entertaining." And Rose Levy Berenbaum, writer of The Cake Bible, declared, "She places jointly the elements of a dinner with the eagerness, perfection, and straightforwardness of a grasp painter. the sport plans . . . allow any cook dinner to provoke with out risk."

This new version builds at the premise of the original-that many a house cook dinner can deal with the occasional banquet for four to six, but if it involves wonderful a crowd of 10 or extra, the logistics develop into exponentially extra advanced. Wyler's ingeniously hassle-free mix of artistic menus, do-ahead video game plans, and crowd-pleasing recipes allows any domestic prepare dinner to entertain on a wide scale.

Wyler has improved the quantity to incorporate over 225 recipes and 35 menus for numerous sizes and occasions-such as Tuscan Lunch for 12 to sixteen, Black and Orange Halloween get together for twenty-four, even a marriage Supper for 50.

A excellent stability of inspiring and instructive, Cooking for a Crowd is a must have for all domestic chefs who are looking to convey huge teams of friends and family jointly on the table.

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Chunks of bread are layered with the main ingredients and soaked in a simple custard—eggs and half-and-half—for several hours or overnight, then baked to a lovely golden brown. I like some of the bread a little drier on top so that it turns out crisp and coated with cheese. As accompaniment, I suggest bacon, here glazed with maple syrup, and easy baked tomatoes seasoned with rosemary, garlic, and good olive oil. The combination of foods is both beautiful and delicious. In case you want to stretch out the meal, I’ve added some Yogurt Parfaits for dessert, but you may not need that much food.

Store in an airtight container for up to 1 week. RASPBERRY SAUCE MAKES ABOUT 3 CUPS 2 packages (12 ounces each) individually quick-frozen raspberries without added sugar, thawed 1⁄3 cup red currant jelly or seedless raspberry jam 2 tablespoons framboise (raspberry eau-de-vie) or kirsch (cherry eau-de-vie) 2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice Sugar 1. In a food processor, combine the raspberries with their juice, the jelly, framboise, and lemon juice; puree until smooth. Taste and add a little sugar only if you really feel it’s necessary; the sauce should be intense.

Remove from the heat and beat in 2 more tablespoons butter until just blended. Return to low heat as necessary and continue whisking in the butter, 2 to 3 tablespoons at a time, making each addition after the previous one is almost incorporated, until all the butter is added and the sauce is thick and emulsified. Set over a pan of warm water (it will hold for about 20 minutes). 7. Heat the broiler. Spoon a little dab of the beurre blanc over each oyster, to coat. In batches as necessary, broil the oysters just until they are heated through, 1 to 2 minutes; do not overcook.

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