I Like You
I’m currently reading. Well it’s more a “browsing coffee table book”, so I guess I’m paging through “I Like You – Hospitality Under the Influence” by Amy Sedaris.
This came out around the holidays and is a spoof of a Martha Steward entertaining primer. Only Amy Sedaris can combine a real cookbook with quirky party tips, (bring your host butter, not wine. Everyone needs butter). There’s a chapter on entertaining the elderly, written in 18 point font. And it’s a useful cookbook too, with real recipes scattered about.
From the publisher: Are you lacking direction in how to whip up a swanky soiree for lumberjacks? A dinner party for white-collar workers? A festive gathering for the grieving? Don’t despair. Take a cue from entertaining expert Amy Sedaris and host an unforgettable fete that will have your guests raving. No matter the style or size of the gathering–from the straightforward to the bizarre–I LIKE YOU provides jackpot recipes and solid advice laced with Amy’s blisteringly funny take on entertaining, plus four-color photos and enlightening sidebars on everything it takes to pull off a party with extraordinary flair. You don’t even need to be a host or hostess to benefit–Amy offers tips for guests, too! Readers will discover unique dishes to serve alcoholics (Broiled Frozen Chicken Wings with Applesauce), the secret to a successful children’s party (a half-hour time limit, games included), plus an appendix chock-full of arts and crafts ideas (a mini pantihose plant-hanger), and much, much more!