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One For All: A Sleek Communal Tray For Your Tabletop

For your next party spread, just lay it all out
Oct 15, 2013 10:00 am

Naruse Inokuma Architects' minimalist, "One For All" communal tray belongs to that exceptional category of design objects you never realized you needed. Then you see one, and suddently it's the only thing you need. Designed as a complement to the notion of a communal table, the extended plate runs the length of a tabletop, with subtly-crafted grooves and indents in different sizes for various foods and quantities. Check out photos after the jump. 

Dinner Party Question: How Many Shrimp Per Person?

Taking the mystery out of how much shrimp to buy
Sep 25, 2013 2:30 pm

When in doubt, be generous — you invited people over for shrimp. But if you don't want to end up with two extra pounds or not nearly enough, we'll guide you through the details of figuring out how many shrimp per person.

Brie Is Sapping All The Energy Out Of Your Cheese Platter

That wedge claiming to be Brie is ruining the party
Sep 16, 2013 9:00 am

With the long-awaited/dreaded entertaining at home season nipping at our heels, it's time for a cheese platter refresher course. 

10 Tips To Make You A Cheese-Serving Expert

Here's how to present the perfect cheese plate
Sep 10, 2013 12:00 pm

Nobody likes a cheese stickler, but there are some basic guidelines you should try to follow when making a cheese plate to show respect to the milk that have been aging for months or even years just for your enjoyment (slow clap for cheese curds). Follow these  guidelines to avoid coming off as a cheese novice when having friends over for hors d’oeuvres.

Brunch Recipes For Your Big Weekend Crowd

Stretch out that long weekend just a little longer
Jul 7, 2013 10:01 am

Long holiday weekends mean guests, it's a fact of nature. We've rounded up a few brunch favorites that are easy to double or triple for a crowd. Nothing fancy here, just the basics, you're not running a dang restaurant. Keep it simple, make large batches and let your inner breakfast hero shine through with these recipes for eggs, pancakes, perfect bacon and more.

Food Republic's Epic 4th of July Grillout Menu

Check out what we're tossing on a hot grill today
Jul 4, 2013 11:01 am

Ah, time for our big epic holiday menu. Of course if you're just doing a low-key burgers and dogs type of deal, we've got plenty of recipes for that. But for the grillmaster who truly wants to show off and pretend they launched the fireworks in celebration of his mighty grilling power, we bring you a thoughtfully curated menu of summer recipes (including the ones we'll be making). 

Major Lasers! Check Out This Badass Set Of Laser-Cut Rolling Pins.

The low-tech kitchen tool gets a stylish update
Apr 15, 2013 9:02 am

Your cocktail party spread just got a little more impressive-looking. For patterened flatbreads, foccacias, crackers and other bread-based foundations, these textured rolling pins ofer up an impressive new spin on the basics.

Entertaining: How To Be A Good Guest

What to bring, how to act as a holiday guest
Nov 20, 2012 3:16 pm

More entertaining advice, but this time from the entertainee's viewpoint. When you get invited over for a holiday meal, make a little effort and show the host they made the right choice in inviting you. Here's how...

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