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    dinner party
  • The sixth season of Frasier originally aired between September 1998 and May 1999, beginning on September 24, 1998.
  • A social occasion at which guests eat dinner together
  • dinner: a party of people assembled to have dinner together; "guests should never be late to a dinner party"
  • {{infobox Book | | name = Dinner Party | title_orig = | translator = | image = | image_caption = | author = Pier Vittorio Tondelli | illustrator = | cover_artist = | country = Italy | language = Italian | series = | genre = play | publisher = Bompiani | release_date = 1994 | english_release_date
    decorations
  • A thing that serves as an ornament
  • The process or art of decorating or adorning something
  • (decorate) make more attractive by adding ornament, colour, etc.; "Decorate the room for the party"; "beautify yourself for the special day"
  • (decorate) deck: be beautiful to look at; "Flowers adorned the tables everywhere"
  • Ornamentation
  • (decorate) award a mark of honor, such as a medal, to; "He was decorated for his services in the military"
    italian
  • of or pertaining to or characteristic of Italy or its people or culture or language; "Italian cooking"
  • the Romance language spoken in Italy
  • a native or inhabitant of Italy
  • Of or relating to Italy, its people, or their language
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Williams-Sonoma Entertaining: Dinner Parties
Williams-Sonoma Entertaining: Dinner Parties
A dinner party celebrates friends gathering around your table for a meal. And hosting one never needs to be stressful or time-consuming. Williams-Sonoma Dinner Parties is a comprehensive guide to creating stylish and fun dinner parties that fit the way we live, work, and entertain today. It's packed with easy, inventive recipes and simple decorating ideas for everything from sophisticated soirees to casual alfresco dinners. Each of the seven seasonal menus include work plans, serving suggestions, hosting tips, elegant tabletop ideas, and gorgeous photography. This book provides all the inspiration and information you need to become a confident dinner party host.

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Tomato
Tomato
Tomato The tomato is a savory, typically red, edible fruit, as well as the plant (Solanum lycopersicum) which bears it. Originating in South America, the tomato was spread around the world following the Spanish colonization of the Americas, and its many varieties are now widely grown, often in greenhouses in cooler climates. The tomato fruit is consumed in diverse ways, including raw, as an ingredient in many dishes and sauces, and in drinks. While it is botanically a fruit, it is considered a vegetable for culinary purposes (as well as by the United States Supreme Court, see Nix v. Hedden), which has caused some confusion. The fruit is rich in lycopene, which may have beneficial health effects. The tomato belongs to the nightshade family. The plants typically grow to 1–3 metres (3–10 ft) in height and have a weak stem that often sprawls over the ground and vines over other plants. It is a perennial in its native habitat, although often grown outdoors in temperate climates as an annual. History The tomato is native to South America. Genetic evidence shows the progenitors of tomatoes were herbaceous green plants with small green fruit and a center of diversity in the highlands of Peru. One species, Solanum lycopersicum, was transported to Mexico where it was grown and consumed by Mesoamerican civilizations. The exact date of domestication is not known. The first domesticated tomato may have been a little yellow fruit, similar in size to a cherry tomato, grown by the Aztecs of Central Mexico.Aztec writings mention tomatoes were prepared with peppers, corn and salt[citation needed]. The word tomato comes from the Aztec tomatl, literally "the swelling fruit". Many historians believe that the Spanish explorer Cortes may have been the first to transfer the small yellow tomato to Europe after he captured the Aztec city of Tenochtitlan, now Mexico City, in 1521. Others believe Christopher Columbus, a Genoese working for the Spanish monarchy, was the first European to take back the tomato, as early as 1493. The earliest discussion of the tomato in European literature appeared in an herbal written in 1544 by Pietro Andrea Mattioli, an Italian physician and botanist who named it pomo d’oro, or "golden apple". Aztecs and other peoples in the region used the fruit in their cooking; it was cultivated in southern Mexico and probably other areas by 500 BC. It is thought that the Pueblo people believed that those who witnessed the ingestion of tomato seeds were blessed with powers of divination. The large, lumpy tomato, a mutation from a smoother, smaller fruit, originated in Mesoamerica and may be the direct ancestor of some modern cultivated tomatoes. Spanish distribution After the Spanish colonization of the Americas, the Spanish distributed the tomato throughout their colonies in the Caribbean. They also took it to the Philippines, from where it spread to southeast Asia and then the entire Asian continent. The Spanish also brought the tomato to Europe. It grew easily in Mediterranean climates, and cultivation began in the 1540s. It was probably eaten shortly after it was introduced, and was certainly being used as food by the early 17th century in Spain. The earliest discovered cookbook with tomato recipes was published in Naples in 1692, though the author had apparently obtained these recipes from Spanish sources. However, in certain areas of Italy, such as Florence, the fruit was used solely as a tabletop decoration before it was incorporated into the local cuisine in the late 17th or early 18th century. Britain Tomatoes were not grown in England until the 1590s One of the earliest cultivators was John Gerard, a barber-surgeon. Gerard's Herbal, published in 1597 and largely plagiarized from continental sources, is also one of the earliest discussions of the tomato in England. Gerard knew that the tomato was eaten in Spain and Italy. Nonetheless, he believed that it was poisonous (in fact, the plant and raw fruit do have low levels of tomatine, but are not generally dangerous; see below). Gerard's views were influential, and the tomato was considered unfit for eating (though not necessarily poisonous) for many years in Britain and its North American colonies. By the mid-18th century, tomatoes were widely eaten in Britain, and before the end of that century, the Encyclop?dia Britannica stated that the tomato was "in daily use" in soups, broths, and as a garnish. In Victorian times, cultivation reached an industrial scale in glasshouses, most famously in Worthing. Pressure for housing land in the 1930s to 1960s saw the industry move west to Littlehampton and to the market gardens south of Chichester. Over the past 15 years, the British tomato industry has declined as more competitive imports from Spain and the Netherlands have reached the supermarkets. Middle East The tomato was introduced to cultivation in the Middle East by John Barker, British consul in Aleppo c. 1799 – c. 1
Chr*stmas Bokeh
Chr*stmas Bokeh
I love my little fiber optic tree. It makes me feel like I’m at home with my Sicilian grandmother in New Jersey again. I miss holidays there. It seemed like everyone in town was over at her house to eat antipasto, drink wine, and kiss all the babies….and pinch our cheeks, which hurt after a while! It was a never-ending party. The decorations were blatantly Italian American. garland, sugar candy strings, fiber optics, and the pastries doused in powdered sugar were decorations all on their own. I was praised for knowing my alphabet and counting 1-30 in English as well as Italian, and my hand was never smacked for stealing pastries before we ate dinner. My mom and I made decorations on the windows using spray snow, and she even let me eat “Popsicle icicles” once in a while…even though they were made with acid rain, I still loved them. There is something so enchanting about Christmas in the city, the way it doesn’t seem as cold, and the concrete that covers everything is more beautiful. The lights everyone puts up takes the drab of winter away and makes it feel like their home is yours too. Country Christmases are more intimate and segregated, smelling of wood burners and cinnamon candles and apple pie. It is not a huge celebration involving everyone in town exchanging cucidatti for pizzelles. They don’t even know what they are. It’s very small and intimate, blood relations gathering together. But I still have a piece of the city holidays with me…when we make our own cucidatti and pizzelles, and walk on the concrete that is edged with snow, and when I turn on my little fiber optic tree.

italian dinner party decorations
italian dinner party decorations
Forking Fantastic!: Put the Party Back in Dinner Party
The innovative hosts of a hot-ticket underground supper club invite you to crank up your oven, break out the vino, and save the dinner party from extinction

Twice a month, two veterans of the New York food world prepare a big meal in a tiny kitchen, serving heaping plates of spectacular cuisine to twenty diverse people (or more). Friends old and new at their Sunday Night Dinners supper club make spirited conversation while feasting on sumptuous cooking. Never obsessed with perfect place settings or fussy details, Zora O'Neill and Tamara Reynolds instead focus on the practical joys of down-to-earth entertaining at home. In Forking Fantastic, they showcase their very best recipes for making mouthwatering dinners-and for having the time of your life.

With a healthy dose of irreverent attitude and infectious spirit, here Tamara and Zora take the pressure off and encourage us to reclaim the lost art of cooking delectable meals for the masses. Forking Fantastic! includes:

* foolproof, party-tested, delicious menus that are easy to master, each with a "Plan of Attack" for preparing multiple recipes without panic.

* practical tips on everything from shopping and stocking a kitchen to making creative vegetarian substitutions and trussing a whole lamb for spit-roasting

* hard-won advice from the trenches and an inside look at Tamara and Zora's own cooking disasters

Food-forward but always realistic, Tamara and Zora celebrate seasonal, local ingredients while also extolling cornbread mix and the frozen pea. Quirky, funny and fresh, this book arms intimidated cooks everywhere with the courage, confidence and tools they need to have people over for the sake of food and community, not for the prize of being the best hostess on the block. A manifesto for bringing back a time-honored ritual one mind-blowing feast at a time, Forking Fantastic! makes dinner parties rock.

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