That's Entertaining! with Tim Laird

That's Entertaining! with Tim Laird
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Book Summary

By Tim Laird • Hardcover • 312 pages • 8 x 10 • Full Color • Photography by Dan Dry

When Tim Laird travels across the country and around the globe teaching classes and seminars on entertaining, the question he is most often asked is, "Why don't you have a book on entertaining?" Well, finally, here it is—Tim's lavishly illustrated, easy-to-follow guide to hosting 17 different entertainment occasions throughout the year:

Tapas Night Fourth of July
Fondue Party-to-Go
The Big Game Tailgating
Valentine's Day Wine & Cheese Party
St. Patrick's Day Steakhouse at Home
Game Night Thanksgiving
Derby Party Holiday
Brunch New Year's Eve
Pizza Party And more!

That's Entertaining! contains over 300 pages of Tim Laird's tantalizing menus and creative cocktails, sumptuously showcased through the eyes of one of America's most widely acclaimed photographers, Dan Dry.

Tim shares with readers his imaginative ideas for creating simple yet show-stopping occasions that can wow guests and make even beginners look like seasoned hosts.

Whether you are hosting a family Thanksgiving or a Big Game Party, celebrating the Fourth of July or St. Patrick's Day, planning an intimate party for two or a Tapas Night for twenty, Tim's simple secrets for creating memory-making occasions make entertaining with flair look so easy that you will be inspired to invite your friends over for a fun, festive event.

Believing that hosts should have as much fun at their parties as their guests and that "Entertaining should never be intimidating," Tim guides us step-by-step through each occasion in the book, providing timelines to follow along the way:

  • How to choose a theme
  • How to develop a menu
  • How to create a grocery list
  • How to shop for supplies, and
  • How to present and execute each event like a pro.

Tim's complete and easy guide to hosting simple but spectacular events throughout the year is just what every host needs to get inspired, get organized and to feel confident about entertaining at home.

Now, That's Entertaining!

About the Author:

TIM LAIRD – America's C.E.O. (Chief Entertaining Officer) – is an authority on wines and spirits with more than 20 years experience in the hospitality industry. A connoisseur of fine wines, spirits and champagnes, Tim is also a gourmet chef and a master at entertaining and execution. He makes hundreds of appearances every year on radio and television programs and has appeared on The Today Show, The CBS Early Show, The Tonight Show, and the CNBC and FOX networks. Tim also hosts two weekly television shows in his home-state of Kentucky—Secrets of Bluegrass Chefs and Secrets of Louisville Chefs Live—and he is a featured columnist for Louisville's Food & Dining magazine.

In his role as Chief Entertaining Officer of Brown-Forman, a major producer of fine wines and spirits in Louisville, Kentucky, Tim enjoys teaching audiences around the world how to make entertaining fun and easy, and how to make delicious cocktails.

Tim has had a love for entertaining ever since he was a child. He and his wife Lori host over 50 parties a year and enjoy gathering friends and family to share good food, festive drinks and great conversation.

About the Photographer:

DAN DRY is one of America's most widely acclaimed photographers. He has won over 400 national and international photography, advertising and design awards during his career, and received his profession's highest honor, being named the National Newspaper Photographer of the Year by the National Press Photographer's Association. Dan interned at National Geographic, then traveled the world as a contract photographer for the magazine for an additional eight years. He was a member of The Courier Journal's Pulitzer Prize-winning staff from 1976 until 1982.

Dan currently splits his time between Louisville and Chicago. He is a member of the Creative Team for the Office of Strategic Communications at the University of Chicago and operates his own business, specializing in corporate, food and advertising photography. Dan is the sole author of 23 coffee table books and has contributed photographs to over 100 additional books, including America 24/7 and A Day in the Life of America, the only book of photography ever to top the New York Times bestseller list.

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