7 Ways to Use Food as Decor – Feature

Ways To Use Food as Decor

As food becomes a more important part of events and a growing percentage of the general population proudly call themselves foodies, using food as decor is becoming more prevalent. And it makes sense—why not add ambiance with one of your guests’ favorite things? It’s pleasantly unexpected for guests entering the event space, not to mention cost-effective for meeting planners. Many food items, including fresh produce, are inexpensive, but can make a big impact beyond the dinner plate. Here are seven ways to integrate food into …

Kaley Cuoco Throws Her Husband a Surprise Party

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Kaley Cuoco, queen of amazing cakes, is back with another one — this time for the surprise birthday party she threw husband Ryan Sweeting on Saturday night. The Big Bang Theory actress’ secret weapon? L.A. bakery The Butter End Cakery, which also created the couple’s infamous upside-down wedding cake in December. Owner Kimberly Bailey got the idea for this “pop-up book cake” after Cuoco suggested a sheet cake with pictures of Sweeting on it, which would typically be made by printing photos onto sugar paper. Read more HERE!

Kaley Cuoco Throws Extravagant Pool Party

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It was probably the most relaxing baby shower ever. Kaley Cuoco threw a luxurious bash for her make-up artist and pal Jamie Greenberg at her home in Tarzana, California, on Saturday. The 28-year-old turned the event into a pool-side spa party, complete with fluffy robes personalized with tiny gold footprints, according to People. Read more HERE!

Kaley Cuoco’s Lavish Wedding Menu

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Only the finest for Kaley Cuoco. The newlywed, with the help of chef Meg Hall, gave her wedding guests a taste of luxury with an extravagant menu of food options for not only the reception dinner, but for a brunch the next day as well. “I was referred to Kaley by her interior designer who also plans all her events, Dannielle Albrecht,” Hall tells PEOPLE. “I have been catering for Kaley for a few years and we started planning this elaborate, themed New Year party …

CAN PROTEIN POWDER GO GOURMET?

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The musclehead ingredient is transformed into four elegant culinary dishes by L.A. chef Meg Hall. Thursday, April 24, 2014 | Sarah St. Lifer The benefits of protein are both well documented and enticing; who doesn’t want to build muscle or prevent cravings? But after years of watching whey powder swirled into post-workout smoothies and high-octane pancakes, we couldn’t help but think that our palates deserve more. What delicious goodness could come from placing the powder in the hands of an inventive culinary mind? Enter Chef Meg Hall, the L.A.-based owner …

HOW TO SERVE YOUR VEGAN WEDDING GUESTS IN STYLE

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Once upon a time, vegans were offered a steaming plate of vegetables and were expected to swoon, but vegan lifestyle and cuisine has evolved to something truly amazing and delicious! If you and your partner live an animal-friendly lifestyle or have friends or family that do, read on to discover all the unexpected options for vegan dining. PLANNING Secure a caterer or chef experienced in attending to vegan dining and willing to tailor menus to your particular needs. Make sure they clearly understand your definition …

Redbook | Valentine’s Menu Made for Guys

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A Valentine’s Day Menu Made for Guys Dark cherry whiskey sauce? Bacon-wrapped beer-can chicken? Your husband willdefinitely want to bestow you with something sparkly when you cook up one of these three seductive recipes by Chef Meg Hall. By Meghann Foye A former financial adviser turned Cordon Blue-trained chef, Meg Hall, who today caters to stars like Beyoncé and Adele, believes great food starts with carefully curated ingredients. In honor of Valentine’s Day, we asked her to design this indulgent, husband-friendly menu exclusively forREDBOOK. One insider tip for taking it …

What You Need To Know Before You Call The Caterer

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You’ve been tasked to call some caterers, get quotes and figure out who you want serving that all-important meal to your wedding guests. Whether you’re going the all-inclusive route at a hotel, hosting your wedding a venue with a caterer you are required to use, or you get to choose your own caterer, this is the quick and dirty guide to getting the numbers you want. Run through the list below and write up a quick document of the criteria you’re looking for. Give that …

Redbook | Halloween Recipe

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Hairy Eyeballs  Polenta Poppers Ingredients 2 Tbsp. olive oil 3/4 cupyellow onion, grated 2 garlic cloves, Grated 1 qt chicken stock 1 cup ground cornmeal 3 Tbsp. unsalted butter 2 tsp. kosher salt 1/2 freshly ground black pepper 1 cup Parmesan, freshly grated Directions In a medium sauce pan, heat olive oil over medium heat. Add onion and garlic to pan and cook until translucent. Add chicken stock and heat until simmering. Gradually add cornmeal while whisking to prevent clumping. Stir until cornmeal is soft …