Consummate hostess and lifestyle expert Julia Reed shares her favorite New Orleans recipes and ways to create parties that exude this city’s famously warm hospitality.
This follow-up to Julia’s bestseller Julia Reed’s South showcases her entertaining know-how and that of her noted chef friends—and her love of New Orleans. Held in a variety of venues, from courtyards to gracious interior spaces, the gatherings’ menus include such dishes as grillades, grits, and seafood gumbo, and cocktails ranging from the traditional Sazerac to a Satsuma Margarita. Featured are an elegant holiday dinner, a crawfish boil, and a lunch under the live oaks. All are presented in luscious photographs and include tips on setting tables, arranging flowers, and crafting playlists to create a festive mood.