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Podcast Episode 25: Holiday Entertaining with David Lebovitz

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‘Tis the season for holiday party after holiday party… Our editors share their best tips for last-minute holiday entertaining. Later in the show, we’re joined by David Lebovitz, who is no stranger to holiday entertaining.

Our Favorite Hacks for Last-Minute Entertaining

Nancy keeps Australian sausage rolls in her freezer, ready to bake off at a moment’s notice.

Kathy slices up unused baguettes and stores them in her freezer so they can be toasted for quick crostini.

Sarah likes to make warm marinated olives, but she also keeps these fried shallots on hand to make an almost-instant French onion dip.

Chris, of course, keeps plenty of cookies and frozen cookie dough on hand.

Interview: David Lebovitz

David is best known for his legendary blog, DavidLebovitz.com. He’s also the author of several cookbooks, including Ready for Dessert,  My Paris Kitchen, The Perfect Scoop, and his upcoming Drinking French.

Some specific blog posts mentioned during the interview:

Amora, the Dijon mustard that David brings to friends in America

The brilliant tart dough recipe from David’s friend Paule Caillat

David’s post about how people drink in France, he calls it the “Two-Hour Goodbye”

One of David’s new places to drink in Paris is La Cidrerie, the new (and only) cider bar.

His favorite meal of the day is the aperitif hour. He prefers to do a spicy nuts-and-pretzel mix, a charcuterie board, and crudite with perhaps a tapenade or hummus.


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