A batch of cookies baked into a skillet and topped with heaps of ice cream should be your go-to dinner party dessert. Done.
When people first learn that I don't drink alcohol, they often request an explanation. Mine is rarely consistent. Sometimes I say I don't like the taste. Sometimes I say I'm Muslim. Sometimes I say I have a medical condition. All are true, but none in isolation contains a full explanation.
Wouldn't it be nice to add some must-have pieces to your wardrobe that are perfect to wear to any holiday soiree AND most of the year?
It's good to have some guidelines -- you have to know the rules to break them.
There are a few secrets that can help ensure that every dinner party goes as smoothly as possible.
Filming in Chris Pandel's kitchen at The Bristol for the upcoming Dinner Party was just plain fun. Relaxed and unassuming, Pandel just might be one of...
If you are planning to have a fun soiree yourself this time of year, use this list as a guide to freshen up your entertainment essentials.
Virant made me a believer in his philosophy, "Eat what you can, can what you can't."
Food stylist and cookbook author Susan Spungen knows a thing or two about entertaining.
When I sat down with singer-songwriter Macy Gray in the private Barrel Room of City Winery just before her performance there, I was reminded of what it means to be a one-of-a-kind.
Long before food was a fad and long before farm-to-table was something one said to impress one's date, North Pond Restaurant was creating dishes that aimed less to impress and more to satisfy by focusing on the natural goodness of local produce.
Peter's minestrone is the stuff of legends on the New York dinner party circuit. Hungry for the details? Grab your Côtes du Rhône and cozy up, because I'm spilling the beans.
Fame is a very funny thing. Some people become completely inaccessible and others remain totally unchanged. This was the feeling I had when famed actor George Wendt.
One of the best ways to ensure that your guests enjoy your party is to make them feel attractive. When people feel gorgeous, they relax, become less self-conscious and take more joy in themselves and others.
That is what a successful party needs... a delightful and welcoming hostess. You don't need a large home, a lot of money, elaborate food or entertainment. I have gone to very wealthy parties given by friends, which I am sorry to say, were boring. So what is my trick? I enjoy the art of entertaining.
Today, we're getting tipsy with the no-fail questions these 10 expert hosts ask to kick-start a conversation at a cocktail or dinner party.