Daydreaming about cocktail parties, soirées and shindigs? Join the club with March’s session of Cook the Book!
Cook the Book is a monthly foodie meeting of the stomachs with Plano Public Library. Each month has a theme, and for March we’re hosting a dinner party. Once you register for the event, be sure to prepare something delicious to “share” virtually with others, including the recipe. Cook the Book meets on Tuesday, March 16 at 1 p.m. via Zoom.
Here is a round up of dinner party cookbooks available at the library:
You’re So Invited: Panic Less, Play More, and Get Your Party On by Cheryl Najafi Request
The Pleasure of Your Company: How to Give a Dinner Party Without Losing Your Mind by Molly O’Neill Request
Nothing Fancy: Unfussy Food for Having People Over by Alison Roman Request
The Unqualified Hostess by Whoopi Goldberg Request
Bon Appetit: Outdoor Entertaining by the editors of Bon Appetit Request
The Big Platter Cookbook: Cooking and Entertaining Family Style by Lou Jane Temple Request
Celebrate! by Sheila Lukins Request
American Diabetes Special Celebrations and Party Cookbook by Betty Wedman-St. Louis Request
Pastry Queen Parties: Entertaining Friends and Family, Texas Style by Rebecca Rather Request
Seriously Simple Parties: Recipes, Menus & Advice for Effortless Entertaining by Diane Rossen Worthington Request
Weir Cooking in the City: More than 125 Recipes and Inspiring Ideas for Relaxed Entertaining by Joanne Weir Request
Life is a Party: Deliciously Doable Recipes to Make Every Day a Celebration by David Burtka Request
Icing on the Cake: Baking and Decorating Simple, Stunning Desserts at Home by Tessa Huff Request
Vegetarian Dinner Parties: 150 Meatless Meals Good Enough to Serve to Company by Bruce Weinstein Request
Slow Cooker Crowd Pleasers for the American Summer: 150 Favorite Recipes for Potlucks, Parties, and Family by Hope Comerford Request
Gourmet Game Night: Bite-sized, Mess-free Eating for Board-game Parties, Bridge Clubs, Poker Nights, Book Groups, and More by Cynthia C. Nims Request
The Minimalist Entertains: Forty Seasonal Menus for Dinner Parties, Cocktail Parties, Barbecues, and More by Mark Bittman Request
Passion for Parties: Your Guide to Elegant Entertaining by D. Tutera Request
Emily Post’s Great Get-Togethers: Casual Gatherings & Elegant Parties at Home by Anna Post Request
Katie Brown Celebrates: Simple and Spectacular Parties All Year Round by Katie Brown Request
If you’re interested in making your own dinner party decorations, check out our Cricut Design Space Basics program on April 7th.
For more Cook the Book book lists, check out the Cook the Book tab.