Healthy, Seasonal Cooking & Easy Entertaining
From a modern American aristocrat, a guide to stylish living that combines the iconic appeal of Martha Stewart Entertaining with the health principles of Skinny Bitch.
Daughter of fashion icon C.Z. Guest, heiress to the Phipps steel fortune, Cornelia learned all she knows about elegant living from her impossibly stylish parents and their illustrious friends, including her three “fairy godfathers:” designer Halston, fashion photographer Francesco Scavullo, and artist Andy Warhol. In Simple Pleasures, she shares the secrets of understated elegance, entertaining with ease, and the welcoming comforts of good food.
Consulting with her favorite vegan chefs, Cornelia includes simple, tempting recipes; information about the safest non-organic foods; how to build satisfying meals around vegetables, grains, legumes and fruits instead of meat fish, and eggs; and how to dress up store-bought dishes like hummus, salsas, bean salad, ice cream and sorbets. Each section features menu plans as well as side bars full of tips for setting a lively and original table, growing fruits and vegetables, making natural centerpieces, choosing playful hostess gifts, even staying calm in the face of entertaining disaster.
Richly illustrated with photographs of the Guest estate and personal memorabilia, the book has the feel of a scrapbook, and embodies the feeling of a well-lived life. Cheerful, colorful, and unpretentious, Simple Pleasures will give you all you need to know to eat the most nutritious way possible and to serve it up with great style.