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But Mama Always Put Vodka in Her Sangria!

Adventures In Eating, Drinking, And Making Merry

By Julia Reed

In her new book, But Mama Always Put Vodka in Her Sangria!, Julia Reed, a master of the art of eating, drinking, and making merry, takes the reader on culinary adventures in places as far flung as Kabul, Afghanistan and as close to home as her native Mississippi Delta and Florida’s Gulf Coast. Along the way, Reed discovers the perfect Pimm’s Royale at the Paris Ritz, devours delicious chuletons in Madrid, and picks up tips from accomplished hostesses ranging from Pat Buckley to Pearl Bailey and, of course, her own mother. Reed writes about the bounty—and the burden—of a Southern garden in high summer, tosses salads in the English countryside, and shares C.Z. Guest’s recipe for an especially zingy bullshot. She understands the necessity of a potent holiday punch and serves it up by the silver bowl full, but she is not immune to the slightly less refined charms of a blender full of frozen peach daiquiris or a garbage can full of Yucca Flats. And then there are the parties: shindigs ranging from sultry summer suppers and raucous dinners at home to a Plymouth-like Thanksgiving feast and an upscale St. Patrick’s Day celebration. This delightful collection of essays by Julia Reed, a master storyteller with an inimitable voice and a limitless capacity for fun, will show you how to entertain guests with style, have a good time yourself and always have that perfect pitcher of sangria ready at a moment’s notice.




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Format: Book
Author: Reed, Julia
Title: But Mama always put vodka in her sangria! : adventures in eating, drinking, and making merry / Julia Reed.
Publisher Date: New York : St. Martin's Press, 2013.
Subject: Reed, Julia -- Travel. Gastronomy Food -- Social aspects Food habits Drinking customs Dinners and dining Cooking Alcoholic beverages
Isbn: 1250019044 9781250019042
Current Holds: 0
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System Items Total: 1
Call Number: 641.21 Ree
Bib Id: 439096

Format: Book
Author: Reed, Julia
Title: But Mama always put vodka in her sangria! : adventures in eating, drinking, and making merry / Julia Reed.
Edition: First edition.
Publisher, Date: New York : St. Martin's Press, 2013.
Description: xi, 258 pages ; 22 cm
Subjects: Reed, Julia -- Travel.
Subjects: Gastronomy
Subjects: Food -- Social aspects
Subjects: Food habits
Subjects: Drinking customs
Subjects: Dinners and dining
Subjects: Cooking
Subjects: Alcoholic beverages
Notes: Includes index.
Contents: [1] Eating -- The Great Leveler -- The Society Diet -- Dining on the Nile -- Lady in Spain -- Kill That Taste! -- My Dinners with Jason -- Someone's in the Kitchen with Dinah (and Pearl and Ernestine) -- Purple Passion -- Burger Heaven -- Summer on a Plate -- The Tyranny of Summer Produce -- [2] Drinking -- Of Pimm's and Paris -- Gin! -- Men and Martinis -- The Importance of Holiday Cheer -- One Two Punch -- Champagne Charlotte -- The Yucca Flats -- American Spirit -- The Morning After -- [3] ...And Making Merry -- A Happy Enchilada -- Table Talk -- Shellfish Chic -- Weddings, Royal and Otherwise -- A Pilgrim's Progress -- Visions of Sugarplums -- Green Day -- Catching Summer.
LCCN: 2013009266
ISBN: 1250019044
ISBN: 9781250019042
Requests: 0
Available Copies: 0
Total Copies: 1
Call Number: 641.21 Ree