21 Rules of Entertaining

21 Rules of Entertaining

One of the more fun parts of my “job” is that I have an excuse to reach out to people I’ve been secretly stalking for decades.  Take last month, for instance, when I met Susan Spungen for breakfast at a Union Square coffee shop. Spungen spearheaded the food section at Martha Stewart Living twenty years ago. We have her to thank for leading the team that put together the * Hors D’oeuvres Handbook , * which is not only my finger food bible, but the bible of caterers across America. When I heard she was coming out with a book on Entertaining –  * What’s a Hostess to Do * ?  – I set up a date, and over poached eggs and shaved asparagus, downloaded her hard-won wisdom.

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