"e;This eccentrically enjoyable book by two strange and wonderful women may well be the cookbook America needs right now."e; -Anthony BourdainFirst released as a paperback in 2009, this is still the cookbook America needs: a frank, empowering guide to dining at home with friends.How to Throw a Dinner Party Without Having a Nervous Breakdown is the collected wisdom of self-taught cooks and NYC supper-club hosts. It includes:* more than 50 party-tested recipes* nine complete menus for skill levels from never-touched-a-knife to ambitious thrill seeker* a "e;Plan of Attack"e; for each menu, to help you prepare multiple dishes without panic* realistic wine recommendations* practical tips on stocking a kitchen, making vegetarians happy and plenty moreDinner parties can break all the rules and still be great. In fact, they're even better when they're personal, honest and a little messy. So grab this book, get in the kitchen and show your friends you love them!