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Dinner Parties

What To Eat When Your In-Laws Come Over

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Orchant | Posted 08.31.2012 | Taste

One of our favorite things about food (forgive us, we know we say this all the time) is how it brings people together. But, what about those times whe...

5 Secrets to Stress-Free Dinner Parties

Delia Lloyd | Posted 09.11.2012 | Home
Delia Lloyd

It's taken me a while to figure out how to entertain without finding it stressful. Because even though I'm fairly far out there on the extrovert spectrum, it does make me anxious to have to organize a meal for anyone other than my family.

The Post-50 Dinner Party

Sharon Greenthal | Posted 08.11.2012 | Fifty
Sharon Greenthal

As I've grown older, I've come to prefer, more often than not, an evening at home -- mine or someone else's -- to dinner in a restaurant.

D.C.'s Feastly Looks To New York, San Francisco Expansion

The Huffington Post | Arin Greenwood | Posted 05.31.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- To an outsider, a Feastly meal looks a lot like a dinner party you pay to attend, where you don't know anyone. Co-founder Noah Kares...

The 7 Best Dinner Parties In Literature

Sadie Jones | Posted 12.24.2014 | Books
Sadie Jones

It struck me that there are many parties in literature, either comical or dramatic, glamorous, unpleasant, or just plain uncomfortable - as novelists, playwrights and filmmakers through the generations imprison their characters around a table and take note of the consequences.

Laura Steiner

Chef Teaches Cooking As Lifestyle, With All The Trimmings | Laura Steiner | Posted 02.12.2012 | Latino Voices

Class is in session. The guests mingle over a glass of wine and some appetizers. The ingredients and food produce -- all carefully picked to assure th...

The Best Sweet Toasts: Drinks & Desserts For New Year's Eve

Big Girls, Small Kitchen | Posted 08.31.2012 | Taste
Big Girls, Small Kitchen

For new year's, we like to host. We drink, we dance and sometimes we go out into the city night. But the party at home with friends is usually the best part.

A Vegan Salad For Your Holiday Buffet

The Splendid Table | Posted 08.31.2012 | Taste
The Splendid Table

Broccoli is my fall back because when cooked crisp or soft, it takes to dressings like a champ. Steam up a lot, keep the dressing on the side so the broccoli doesn't turn Army green and you are in business.

7 Ways to Deal With Picky Eaters at Holiday Dinners

Missy Chase Lapine | Posted 02.21.2012 | Parents
Missy Chase Lapine

Since you can't magically make your child like beans -- or salmon or Brie en croute -- the instant an invitation arrives, here are some tips that have helped me dare to venture out into the dining sphere of holiday cheer.

How to Throw a Fall Dinner Party

Anna Watson Carl | Posted 01.03.2012 | Home
Anna Watson Carl

People tell me all the time that they are intimidated to host a dinner party. I want to demystify the process as much as possible, because honestly, cooking a meal for friends is one of the most rewarding things in life.

Can You Spot A Highly Semi-Happy Marriage? | Pamela Haag | Posted 01.03.2012 | Fifty

Friends sometimes ask me about the signs of marriages on the brink. Can mere mortals, without credentials even!, predict which marriages are likely to...

Sisters' Secrets to Confident Entertaining

Lauren Purcell and Anne Purcell Grissinger | Posted 10.11.2012 | HuffPost Home
Lauren Purcell and Anne Purcell Grissinger

Canapés are a classic cocktail-party offering. They look great on a tray, are easy for guests to pick up and let you combine interesting flavors and ingredients in one quick bite. But they are a royal pain to make.

Hostess Gifts for Extraordinary Circumstances

Dana Holmes | Posted 10.11.2012 | HuffPost Home
Dana Holmes

Sure, a bottle of wine will do when you're heading to a potluck. But, what about the less casual events with fancy hostesses? If you're stumped, I have a hostess gift rescue plan for you.

Dorm-Warming 101

Small Kitchen College | Posted 10.12.2011 | Home
Small Kitchen College

It only takes a few simple things to make a house- (or dorm-) warming as stress-free as moving and going back to school can be!

Compost California

Beth Spotswood | Posted 09.17.2011 | San Francisco
Beth Spotswood

How many Bernal Heights dinner parties have you attended where, when you've asked your host how to dispose of your half-eaten plate of quinoa, he responds, "Just toss it in the compost bowl"?

Cheese Plate Tips From The Splendid Table

The Splendid Table | Posted 07.23.2011 | Home
The Splendid Table

The Splendid Table's® How to Eat Supper, By Lynne Rossetto Kasper Dear Lynne, I want to do a big cheese platter the next time I host book club. A...

Dinner & A Movie: A Menu For Scorsese's Age of Innocence

Food52 | Posted 07.12.2011 | Home

Our videographer at food52, Elena Parker (a serious food and film buff), is really good at throwing movie-themed dinner parties. Below is her classy 1...

The Best Dinner Party Moments On Television

The Daily Meal | Posted 07.11.2011 | Home

As any host or hostess knows, getting together friends for dinner or cocktails can be challenging. But being a guest can be burdensome, too (it can be...

The Master Networker: Marty Edelstein's Dinners for Success Knowledge

Adele Scheele | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Adele Scheele

For years I've been privileged to be included at Marty Edelston's monthly extravagant dinner parties at the Four Seasons. I've interviewed him at leng...

Global Holiday Cocktails and Appetizers

OneTravel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Are you hosting a dinner or cocktail party this holiday season? Tired of serving the same old cheese plate, cookies and cocktails? Then draw from your travels for culinary inspiration.

Double-Duty Dinner Parties

Katie Lee | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Katie Lee

With so many friends I like to entertain, it might seem logical to space out my dinner party schedule. In reality, I've found it's easier to take a d...

Seven Tips For Making Good Conversation With A Stranger

Gretchen Rubin | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Gretchen Rubin

I posted before about tips for knowing if you're boring someone and tips to avoid being a bore. But while it might be fairly easy to avoid topics that...

Adventures in (Secret) Dining: My First Visit to an Underground Supper Club

Katherine Goldstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Katherine Goldstein

I'd heard about "secret" supper clubs, and there's nothing New Yorkers love more than a secret.

We'll Always Have Pie

Brett Ashley McKenzie | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Brett Ashley McKenzie

Le Draoulec's "American Pie: Slices of Life (and Pie) from America's Back Roads" is an adventure in crust, filling, and those pockets of America Sarah Palin would describe as "pro-American."

Nude Dinner Parties: Yes, They Exist

The Daily Beast | Arianne Cohen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style

"If anyone young is reading this, go, right this minute, put on a bikini and don't take it off until you're 34." This is Nora Ephron, reminding us tha...