Foodie Friday: Picture Perfect Parties by Annette Joseph

Title: Picture Perfect Parties
Author: Annette Joseph
Publisher: Rizzoli
Publication Date: October 1, 2013
ISBN: 9780847841035
Number of Pages: 224
How I Got It: from author
Format: Hardcover
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My Review:
Annette Joseph's Picture Perfect Parties combines menus, recipes, and party planning in one gorgeous place. After years of friends suggesting she write a book to share her talents, she did just that and we should all be thankful. In her introduction she states what she wishes this book to accomplish:
"With this book, I want to share with you what I have learned styling and hosting hundreds of dinner parties--my 'tricks of the trade' for planning and setting the stage for a party, choosing the tastiest (and easiest) dishes to serve, and giving parties that are as fun and lovely for you as they are for your guests."
From suggestions on pantry essentials to styling secrets for each of the sixteen seasonal parties she features, Joseph will help you create a lovely event for you and your guests. I haven't tried any of the recipes yet but I only just received this book. I'm going to try my hand at a few and I'll be sure to add to this post when I do. This book has also greatly inspired me to begin taking my photography a bit more seriously. I love to snap photos on my iPhone and post to Instagram, etc., but I don't ever use my "real" camera...except today! The photo above is by yours truly, not too bad for a beginner if I do say so myself. Picture Perfect Parties is bound to inspire you as well, whether it be to try a new recipe, a new centerpiece, or invite over a few friends and try one of the great party themes Joseph suggests. Just don't forget to send me my invite!

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** Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review **

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