18 Jun '11, 3pm

Weekend reads: Dinner party do’s and don’ts

Giada De Laurentiis is barefoot when she cooks and entertains at her dinner parties. Just one more reason why I like this girl. The Wall Street Journal profiled the celebrity chef’s wardrobe choices when she throws a dinner party. Here’s a dinner party piece that might scare you. Apparently simple doesn’t mean easy anymore . Chicago Business profiles millenials that insist everything be made from simple ingredients (“as in slow-roasting the free-range chicken you raised in the backyard on organic feed. In your free time.”) One guest that brought a store-bought cake to one of these parties where the bar is always being raised has since “gotten smarter.” You’ve got to be kidding me! I promise you this. If you’re ever at my home for dinner, you are more than welcome to bring a store bought cake. And wear jeans. And be barefoot. The Kitchn has tips, recipes and good ideas for ...

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