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  • The Decisive Guide On How To Set A Beautiful Table + Plan A Lavish Evening At Home

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    It’s that time of year when if you aren’t usually a person who does it big, you might just want to make the effort to set a beautiful and lavish table. I’m more of a casual host and prefer to arrange nibbles on stations throughout my loft rather than have a big sit down table setting. Partly, because it’s the lay of the land here. I have a very open floor plan with my kitchen and breakfast bar that is…

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  • EMERIL’S TABLE- HOLIDAY COOKING FOR A CROWD, Watch our episode, get the recipes

    On the set of Emeril's Table

    Don’t Miss: “Emeril’s Table” Holiday Cooking for a Crowd episode airing December 9th at 11:00am ET/10:00am C on the Hallmark Channel. Why: I’m on it along with my family and friends. I’ve always felt that style is a lot like cooking. If you don’t start out with the right ingredients (wardrobe), no matter how you try to doctor it up (accessories too) , the results can be less than tasty.  Less is more when it is well-planned and of fantastic quality. My husband…

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  • French Dining Glossary- Is it a Brasserie, Bistro, Café, or Salon de Thé… definitions s’il vous plaît


    Whether in Paris or stateside, sometimes the name of French restaurant is more than simply, "restaurant."  In a country where food is supreme, Richard Nahem provides the what's up on the types of French restaurants. –S.H. I was asked to explain the different distinctions of French eating establishments by a client last month, and I thought it would make an informative blog post. Below are four categories: Brasserie, bistro, café, and salon de thé.  

 A brasserie is a restaurant that…

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  • Tinko’s Takes: Luxurious Food Presentations

    The Elegant Platter

    Almost too gorgeous to eat…When it comes to home entertaining, the food presentation should be as beautiful to look at as delicious to savor. On a shoot for Nathalie Findlay Lifestyling, a lifestyle consultant service based in Paris, Tinko shares his photographs of a sumptuous gourmet display that will surely brighten any table and add elegance to every special occasion.

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