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Title:
Life is a party : deliciously doable recipes to make every day a celebration / David Burtka with Adeena Sussman ; photographs by Amy Neunsinger ; lifestyle photographs by Danielle Levitt.
ISBN:
9781538729892
Edition:
First edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Grand Central Publishing, 2019.
Physical Description:
286 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm
General Note:
Includes index.
Contents:
Burtka's rules -- Spring -- Dig-in brunch -- Thank you dinner -- Wholly Easter -- Mexican fiesta -- Summer -- Summer picnic -- Fancy 'cue -- Summer soulstice -- Sunday funday -- Fall -- Fall harvest party -- Pumpkin carving brunch -- Fright night! -- Give thanks for leftovers -- Winter -- Snow day party -- Fresh start brunch -- New Year's cocktail party -- Game night.
Abstract:
"106 killer recipes, 16 creative party themes, and 250 gorgeous photos--plus playlists and easy planning tips--make LIFE IS A PARTY the indispensable cookbook and guide for home cooks,"--Amazon.com.
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Summary

Summary

After years of acting, David Burtka decided to follow his passion and attend cooking school. As the chef and founder of the catering company Gourmet MD, he worked with clients like Katy Perry, Elton John, and Kelly Ripa, and loved bringing people together for social gatherings of all kinds.
Life Is a Party offers readers an intimate look inside the lives of one of Hollywood's most beloved couples. David and Neil share a love of entertaining and their celebrations have become (wait for it) legendary . And now David wants to share his go-to recipes, party themes, music lists, decor tips, and Pinterest-worthy spreads with all of us.
Whether your budget is minimal or unlimited, you'll be inspired by 100 fail-proof recipes inspired by seasonal ingredients. David also offers 16 party themes, complete with endless ways to mix and match dishes, create stunning decor, break out what to prep ahead, and how to get guests involved, that are sure to make every party a success.
Readers will feel inspired by David's twists on comfort classics like Mini Loaded Potato Skins, Red White and Blue Potato Salad, and Grilled Chocolate-Hazelnut Cookies. You'll yearn for the next chance to celebrate so you can try recipes like Herbed Standing Rib Roast and Thyme and Gruyere Popovers. Plus, you'll find recipes for libations like Mojito Slushies and Charred Peach and Plum Sangria.
Speaking with authority and easy charm, David makes planning the perfect party seem like a breeze. And--even if you aren't planning your next fete--David's recipes are delicious enough that you'll want to add them to your weeknight rotation.


Author Notes

David Burtka is an award-winning and sought-after host, chef, caterer, and actor. He has appeared on Broadway in It Should Have Been You , The Goat , and Who Is Sylvia . On television, he has played roles on American Horror Story: Freak Show , How I Met Your Mother , The West Wing , and others.
David studied at The Cordon Bleu culinary school and he interned under Mario Batali at his acclaimed restaurant Babbo. He has also worked with Cat Cora, Gina DePalma, and Ina Garten. His Food Network special, Life's A Party with David Burtka , aired in 2016 and was awarded a Telly Award and 1st Prize at the New York Film and TV Awards.
David lives in New York with his husband, Neil Patrick Harris, and their twin children, Gideon and Harper.