Jaime Richardson (author); CELEBRATE EVERY DAY; Skirt! (Nonfiction: Family & Relationships) 24.95 ISBN: 9780762782345
Byline: Heather Weber
Well read, well bred, and well fed are the anchoring themes of Sophistimom.com and its originator, Jaime Richardson, author of Celebrate Every Day: Recipes for Making the Most of Special Moments with Your Family. A blogger since 2008 and a Martha Stewart-endorsed chef, Richardson has packaged specialoccasion recipes in a gorgeously photographed volume of menus for celebrations throughout the year, with everything from a "welcome spring" party to a "fireside supper" dinner party to a "snow day" soiree.
Celebrations are arranged according to season, identifying touchstones that are sure to be shared by many families throughout the year: the last day of school, pumpkin carving, tree trimming, back-to-school preparations, and movie nights, as well as the more whimsical "garden tea party" and "French cafA[c]." The menu offerings invite a bit of labor into the preparation process -- olive tapenades, homemade marshmallows, and egg salad and avocado tea sandwiches are not...