What is "Cook the Part?"

December 5, 2010 2 comments

Cook the Part is much more than a collection of recipes; it’s an entertaining revolution.   For the first time, menus are divided into “parts.”  Each of your dinner guests cooks a part of a fabulous meal.

 In this book, you will learn how to organize a wonderful evening centered on creating one of eight themed gourmet menus.  Cook the Part allows anyone, even inexperienced chefs, to host dinner parties that will leave guests talking for months.    If you are intimidated by the thought of having a dinner party, this book will liberate you.  It will provide you with detailed instructions for hosting the perfect dinner party.  You and your guests create the meal together.

 The secret ingredient to your successful dinner is the perfect plan.  The planning and organizational instructions in this book will guide you in creating spectacular meals.  Some of the recipes in this book are our family favorites and others have been designed specifically for these menus.   Your mouth will water as you anticipate the authentic paella loaded with fresh seafood or the handmade pasta with homemade sauces.  Your guests won’t believe that they actually possess the cooking skills that created these meals.  You will experience the power of team cooking, as each of the participants gets energized by the hard work and enthusiasm of their fellow cooks.  Eight to twelve participants can do so much more in a few hours than the host can do over the course of days or even a full week of advance preparation.  Each hour in the kitchen will be enjoyed to the fullest as you bond or reconnect with friends, family or co-workers.

Categories: Menus and Memories, Team Cooking

2 Responses to “What is "Cook the Part?"”

  1. Julie says:

    The idea is very interesting and one that I had not heard about and seen any books about before. I have hosted dinner parties in the past and I do know all the pressure that goes along with them! Your idea definitely relieves the hostess’ worry about how the food is going to turn out and if people are going to enjoy it. If the guests are also cooks then they can’t complain too much about the quality! This also gives a totally different experience than the traditional dinner parties, sitting down, eating and making conversation. I would like to buy your book when it comes out so please keep me posted.

  2. Doug Obenshain and Milley Mai says:

    We have attended one of Karin’s parties with Karin, Gary, and two other couples. The food and its presentation was delightful. We particularly enjoyed how the structure of the evening enabled us to interact with one of the other guests, sharing in the cooking of a portion of the meal. This is a different environment in which to get to know someone better, and to work with them on a common goal or “project”. Because of the way you are working on a project with someone you don’t know that well, it is actually a more comfortable way to get to know them than simply chatting over a cocktail or glass of wine. We hope to attend many more of these type of dinner parties, and are looking forward to the release of the book.

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