The Art of Entertaining at Home is a great place to start if you are new to entertaining or just want a quick reference guide. It's easy to read and provides step by step instructions for hosts of all skill levels. Entertaining at home is truly an art in this day and age. Finding the time to have an event, planning the menu, and preparing the meal are all huge tasks by themselves. I enjoy entertaining and am always being asked how I get it all done. The Art of Entertaining at Home allows me to share some of my secrets on organizing an event, setting a formal dining table and staging the affair. Pairing foods with wines and simple wine tasting instructions will make you a professional in no time. Even the cheese course is fully explored. Finally, you will discover over 130 recipes to share and impress your friends. Dessert has always been my favorite way to end, so please try my Chocolate Cake with Chocolate Raspberry Granche. Cheers!