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In her new book (and television series) Matters of Taste, Nathalie Dupree gives us recipes drawn from all over America, encompassing some of the diverse ethnic influences that make up today's melting-pot style of cooking. There are twenty-seven menus -- something for every occasion -- with recipes that are fresh, flavorful, varied, and often easy to prepare ahead.
Coping with difficult dinner guests? Nathalie suggests a buffet-style dinner so that everyone can serve him- or herself -- wrapping Charcoal Rib-eye Steaks in tortillas or pancakes and choosing from a variety of sauces and condiments -- to help break down everyone's reserve.
Inviting friends who are on a diet? Try the elegant Zucchini and Red Bell Pepper Soup, Chinese-style Asparagus and Chicken Breast, and Tiny Meringues with Lemon Yogurt and Strawberries.
Planning a summer wedding feast for a crowd? A cool Spinach and Tortellini Salad, do-ahead Lemon-Roasted Cornish Hens, and a finale of Cream Puffs would be just the right thing.
Why not make a special breakfast that will bring the whole family together? Perfectly poached eggs, Maple-Glazed Ham Steak, Baked Cheese-Grits Casserole, and Nut Bran Muffins are what Nathalie recommends.
Knowing that the pleasures of food are invariably linked with moods and memories, Nathalie weaves around each menu a story taken from her popular newspaper column, which has been running in the Atlanta Journal/Constitution for the past two years. Above all, as a TV performer she has the gift of being direct, relaxed, and practical. She is the next-door neighbor sharing a recipe, offering advice and inspiration. And she is right here for us on every page of this beguiling book.