Silver Spoons and Party Tips From Park Avenue
The authors are a group of volunteer fund-raisers for The Society of Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York. They've opened their recipe books and their rolodexes, and in some cases, jotted down words of party wisdom, to raise more money for the cancer center. The first "Park Avenue Potluck" collection of recipes emphasized informal meals for large groups of guests, and was filled with truly personal anecdotes and recollections. This latest is less personal, more utilitarian, organized by occasion: St. Patrick's Day, Passover, etc. One of the book's treasures is the luxury-focused "Guide to Sources for Entertaining" in the back, essentially a rolodex of vendors these ladies turn to for flowers, linens, invitations, and, specialty foods. And the lush photography alone makes it a page turner.