The Preppy Cookbook

The Preppy Cookbook

Classic Recipes for the Modern Prep

Book - 2013
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Are you planning the menu for your local junior league's next luncheon? Wondering what cocktail to sip on while spectating at Wimbledon? Searching for the perfect casserole that tastes just the way Mummy used to make it?

With answers to all these questions and more, The Preppy Cookbook will guide you, step by step, in creating a kitchen, and a world, that exemplifies the preppy lifestyle. This beautifully illustrated cookbook from Christine E. Nunn, the owner of Picnic, offers more than 125 perfectly tested recipes.

Readers will not only delight their taste buds with mouthwatering photographs of summer Lobster Rolls and The Perfect Pot Roast, but they'll also discover The Preppy Cookbook is a cheeky, cover-to-cover read that is as witty as it is delicious. With droll but wise inflection, Nunn shares time-honored traditions and cites proper blue-blood etiquette. For example, always pick up asparagus with your fingers; never use a fork unless it is smothered in Easy and Perfect Hollandaise sauce. Brunch begins at 12:15 pm sharp. And gentlemen, when cocktailing, remember to bring a church key.

Whether it's planning a wedding shower, serving hors d'oeuvres at the annual tree-trimming party, firing up a lobster bake in Maine, or finding the cure for a Sunday morning hangover, The Preppy Cookbook will provide you with an arsenal of great recipes for all occasions.

Publisher: Boston :, New Harvest,, 2013, ©2013.
ISBN: 9780544114586
Branch Call Number: 641. 5973 NUN
Characteristics: 256 pages : colour illustrations ; 24 cm.


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Jun 01, 2017

A mix of recipes for main dishes, sides, appetizers, desserts and even drinks.

Most recipes can be made with ingredients the cook may already have or they are easy to get at any grocery. I like the simple recipes for dishes such as grilled cheese casserole, seven layer bars and tarragon chicken.

One recipe I am eager to try is the hangover hash browns. However, the recipe calls for a pound of sour cream. I have always measured this in cups so I am not sure what the translation is.....

I don't care for the book index. It does not list the recipes alphabetically. Rather, it lists dishes under headings such as main, side etc.... But how does one categorize dishes like grilled cheese casserole? Could be main or side. Some confusion there.

Of course a preppy cookbook has to have a recipe for gin and tonic. And they do. Plus some other interesting drink recipes such as a dirty girl scout.

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