THE BOOK Tom's Big Dinners: Big-Time Home Cooking for Family and Friends by Tom Douglas with Ed Levine, Shelley Lance and Jackie Cross (Morrow), $32.50, 278 pages, color photos.
THE GIST More than a dozen festive and delicious menus, from a Puget Sound crab feast to a Chinese extravaganza.
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THE IDEAL READER The cook who loves to entertain large groups of friends and family.