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Dinner Parties

It's A Small World Unless You Have to Feed It*

Tara Fass | Posted 11.01.2016 | Taste
Tara Fass

A deep appreciation for the elegance of thrift. As a granddaughter of the Holocaust, food insecurity is rooted in my family of origin. To this day I...

Shades of Sardinia via Los Angeles and San Francisco

Tara Fass | Posted 08.24.2016 | Taste
Tara Fass

A recent dinner party transported me to another time and place. How convenient an escape. My new Italian younger soul brother, Simone Porcu sparked the occasion. Tech executive by day, chef by night, Porcu cooks to connect with life more fully. This hobby is an act of love, self-healing, and maintains a legacy.

8 Ways To Avoid Hosting A Boring Dinner Party

Elizabeth Pullman | Posted 10.22.2016 | HuffPost Home
Elizabeth Pullman

Dinner parties have a reputation for being boring and stuffy, but that doesn't have to be the case. Most of the time when parties are boring, it's because guests feel awkward and aren't comfortable with one another right away. By giving your parties a theme, you basically provide an icebreaker.

Real and Simple No. 2: Answers to Your Most Basic Etiquette Questions

Lisa Mirza Grotts | Posted 08.30.2016 | Style
Lisa Mirza Grotts

Number two on my list of most asked etiquette questions includes both business and social quandaries and how to address them. Here are more answers to help you navigate the modern world gracefully.

7 Reasons To Bring Back Sunday Dinners

Brie Dyas | Posted 10.01.2014 | HuffPost Home
Brie Dyas

The idea of gathering family and friends to share a Sunday meal has seemingly fallen out of favor on the whole. Even if you're not the self-proclaimed matriarch of a lovingly dysfunctional family, these dinners need to make a comeback. It doesn't have to be elaborate, limited to family or even that formal. Whether you're entertaining two or twenty with cocktails, potluck or an all-out meal, here's the argument for bringing back this tradition.

10 Tips for Perfect Party Lighting

Carla McDonald | Posted 09.27.2014 | Style
Carla McDonald

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.

The 28 Worst People At Every Dinner Party

Thrillist | Posted 08.20.2014 | Taste

Sometimes there are some less-than-savory characters who show up at those kind of shindigs and kinda ruin everything for everyone else.

A Thai Dinner Party

Saveur | Posted 08.18.2014 | Taste

The bright, refreshing flavors of Thai cuisine make an ideal spread for an early summer dinner party.

9 People Who Will Throw A Wrench In Your Dinner Party

The Huffington Post | Julie R. Thomson | Posted 04.04.2014 | Taste

Only the best eaters allowed.

QUIZ: Are You Secretly A Terrible Party Guest?

The Huffington Post | Alison Spiegel | Posted 03.26.2014 | Taste

Are you the life of the party or a total buzz kill?

3 Easy Dinner Party Menus To Wow The Crowd

Posted 03.12.2015 | OWN

You can host a dinner party without stressing out -- just follow one of these easy meal plans, which feature plenty of quick, make-ahead dishes. By...

What Dinner Guests REALLY Notice (Hint: It's Not The Food)

The Huffington Post | Jessica Cumberbatch Anderson | Posted 12.04.2013 | HuffPost Home

It may be hard to think of your Thanksgiving dinner as a legitimate "dinner party" with your nosy aunt Esther and Instagram-obsessed younger cousin at...

Family and Food, The First Supper

Wendy Gaynor | Posted 01.23.2014 | Women
Wendy Gaynor

I threw my first "grown-up, from soup to nuts" dinner party when my daughter Ruby was three months old. The occasion was a surprise birthday party for...

Menu Tips For The Ultimate Gay And Lesbian Dinner Party, According To Legendary Style Icon

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

By Amanda Chatel for The correlation between love and food is undeniable. If you've ever been in love, you'll agree. Your change i...

VIDEO: The Home Meat Slicer: An Essential Tool for Dinner Parties!

David Rosengarten | Posted 12.09.2013 | Taste
David Rosengarten

Once you have one of these, you never have to think hard again about the proper way to kick off a dinner party.

Rebecca Minkoff's Biggest Entertaining No-No

The Huffington Post | Michelle Manetti | Posted 09.23.2013 | HuffPost Home

When we found out that designer Rebecca Minkoff teamed up with CorningWare and Corelle to throw a fabulous dinner party, we had to ask this stylish ho...

The Push Project

Alex Stupak | Posted 08.25.2013 | Taste
Alex Stupak

Inspiration rarely occurs in a vacuum, and luckily, in the world of a chef there is simply no need for it to. Our best friends, our sympathizers, the people we get drunk and laugh with: they are also very often our heroes and our greatest sources of inspiration. They are our fellow chefs.

Why Thrift Stores Are Littered With Fondue Pots

Beth Le Manach | Posted 05.18.2013 | Los Angeles
Beth Le Manach

Looking at all the images of towering snow drifts and blocked SUVs, I can't help but think it would be a terrific time to dust off those fondue pots and hold a fondue party, the right way. Here are my top tips for throwing a successful fondue party.

What Your Dinner Table Says About You

Danielle Powell | Posted 04.03.2013 | HuffPost Home
Danielle Powell

Social butterfly? 'Pretend' adult? Your dining room might just say it all.

Jeffersonian Dinners Create Transformative Connections

Jeffrey Walker | Posted 03.22.2013 | Impact
Jeffrey Walker

As a result of the dinners, vibrant networks and passionate partners have been created for these causes. Here are a few ground rules that help these dinners succeed.

Why I Don't Stress When Hosting A Holiday Party

Lisa K. Friedman | Posted 02.25.2013 | Fifty
Lisa K. Friedman

Don't you just love entertaining? The smell of pies cooling on the sill. Matching saucepans simmering on a gleaming stove with lids slightly askew. Wait! Whose kitchen is that?

Brussels Sprouts With Pancetta, Garlic, Pinenuts And Blue Cheese + The Perfect Dinner Party

Authentic Suburban Gourmet | Posted 11.26.2012 | Taste
Authentic Suburban Gourmet

A good dinner party means clean plates, numerous wine glasses, and empty bottles of wine, laughter and lovely music. It is the kind of evening where everyone wants to linger and no one wants to say goodbye.

10 Tips On How To Avoid A Party Meltdown

Zester Daily | Posted 11.11.2012 | Taste
Zester Daily

Giving a party is no picnic. What if the guests refuse to talk? What if there is a loud, awkward kitchen accident? What if the table doesn't look good? Worst of all, what if the food doesn't turn out?

Swedish Night: Meatballs, Aquavit And The Best Pop Music On Earth

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Orchant | Posted 09.07.2012 | Taste

Here at HuffPost Taste, we frequently extoll the joys of simple cooking, simple eating and simple entertaining. The idea being that making it simple m...

Queeries: Guess Whose Views Are Coming to Dinner?

Steven Petrow | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Steven Petrow

The fine art of hosting a successful dinner party starts with a smart invite list. Who's likely to get along, which guests have common interests, who can keep a good conversation going?