Entertaining, especially during the summer months, is one of my favorite activities. There’s nothing quite as fun as having a group of your nearest and dearest over for a home-cooked meal, ice cold drinks, and some good conversation. That said, it can also feel a bit overwhelming. Here, some of my go-to moves for making sure everything goes off without a hitch:
1. Inject some color in unlikely places. This bright pink pepper mill does the trick nicely.
2. Lay out radishes, good butter, and sea salt on a cutting board instead of the more typical cheese plate. Radishes are fantastic right now and they won’t fill your guests up as much as bread and cheese. Also, they just look happier and more elegant. Full disclosure: This idea was stolen from my friend Julia Bainbridge who works at Bon Appetit and is truly a lovely hostess.
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