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Dinner Party Recipes

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Butternut Squash Rösti Cakes (photo at right)

Dinner Party Recipes & Tips

  • 10 Ultimate Wines for Dinner Parties

    F&W’s Ray Isle solves every pairing dilemma with 10 spectacularly versatile wines.

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    10 Ultimate Wines for Dinner Parties
  • Make-ahead Hors d’Oeuvres

    Grappa’s slight earthiness and high alcohol make it perfect for curing fish, as in David Page’s meaty striped bass fillets here, delicately scented with fennel.

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    Make-ahead Hors d’Oeuvres
  • Healthy Winter Recipes For a Crowd

    Naomi Pomeroy’s roast beef browns beautifully because she adds sugar to the mustard-seed crust, which helps the meat caramelize. The salsa, made with roasted tomatoes, is a great, healthy sauce.

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    Healthy Winter Recipes For a Crowd
  • Best Fall Desserts

    This cake relies on whipped egg whites for volume. It’s easiest to separate eggs when they are cold because they are not as fluid as when they are at room temperature.

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    Best Fall Desserts
  • Centerpiece Roasts

    Inspired by the retro combination of ham and pineapple, Jean-Georges Vongerichten created this twist by mixing the pineapple with vinegar for a sweet-sour effect, and marinating pork with hot paprika and Sriracha chile sauce.

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    Centerpiece Roasts
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Guide to Party Planning

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Cocktail Cookies

Cookbook author Dorie Greenspan explores sweet-savory flavors with salty, spicy or cheesy cookies to eat with wine.

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