How to Celebrate Everything: Recipes and Rituals for Birthdays, Holidays, Family Dinners, and Every Day In Between

How to Celebrate Everything: Recipes and Rituals for Birthdays, Holidays, Family Dinners, and Every Day In Between

From the creator of the popular blog and book Dinner: A Love Story and author of the New York Times bestseller Dinner: The Playbook comes a warm and inviting guide with more than one hundred time-tested recipes and a host of inspiring ideas for turning birthdays, holidays, and everyday occasions into cherished traditions. 
 
“Families crave rituals,” says Jenny Rosenstrach, and by rituals she means not just the big celebrations—Valentine’s Day dinners, Mother’s Day brunches, Thanksgiving feasts—but the little ones we may not even realize are rituals: A platter of deluxe nachos on Super Bowl Sunday or a bowl of creamy mashed potatoes after every braces-tightening session. Whether simple or elaborate, daily or annually, these rituals all serve the same purpose for Rosenstrach: to bring comfort, connection, and meaning to everyday family life.
 
Recipes here are organized into groupings unique to Rosenstrach but familiar to everyone: Our Family Rituals (think tomato sandwiches for lunch after a family walk to the market, or homemade popovers on sleepover mornings); Holidays We Didn’t Invent, including Friday Challah and Easter Ham (yes, both, more on that inside); a Halloween Launch Party for trick-or-treaters, featuring a self-serve simmering pot of Chicken Chorizo Chili. A section on Birthdays includes Rosenstrach’s legendary chocolate frosted “mud” cake as well as a one-size-fits-all party planner with menus that do not rely on pizza. Lastly, in Family Dinners you’ll find celebratory Sunday meals (Soy-Glazed Grilled Pork Chops, Harissa Roasted Chicken, Summer Cobbler) alongside Rosenstrach’s signature easy weeknight fare (Crispy Chickpeas and Yogurt, Shrimp Tacos with Avocado “Butter,” and vegetable-packed Burrito Bowls)—all of which translate to prime quality time with the family.
 
In this digital, overscheduled age, How to Celebrate Everything helps families slow down, capture the moments that matter—and eat well while doing it.


From the Hardcover edition.

Title:How to Celebrate Everything: Recipes and Rituals for Birthdays, Holidays, Family Dinners, and Every Day In Between
ISBN:9780804176316
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    How to Celebrate Everything: Recipes and Rituals for Birthdays, Holidays, Family Dinners, and Every Day In Between Reviews

  • J.j.

    I do not read Jenny Rosenstrach because her recipes are all safe for me to make for my family, but because she completely gets it - the importance of memory-making with our kids, and how food is so ve...

  • Sharon Huether

    I won this Free book from Goodreads- First reads.This is a cookbook that's very personal. The author shared family experiences, dinners, holidays, sleepovers and recipes. There is no index. I've been ...

  • Carrie

    This book is like the worst part of Facebook; it's a book declaring "Isn't my family great and look at all these cool rituals we do," with a few recipes thrown in. Honestly it just depressed me having...

  • Brandi

    When I first got it, I thought it was the new phone book; the review copy looks eerily similar to our phone books. It is a fun read with a lot of good ideas. I like the idea of this book as who doesn'...

  • Jenny

    This was delightful! Inspiring without being overwhelming....

  • Michelle

    Always the mark of a successful cook book when you cook three things from it and your husband says he wants them in the rotation. Borrowed from the library; going straight to my wish list. ...

  • Amy

    I love this book for the same reasons I love Dinner: A Love Story. The stories, the approach to meals and cooking and family time, as well as for the recipes. Dinner is still one of the only cookbooks...

  • Aubrey

    The author says families crave rituals and shares recipes to make events extra-special, from holidays to birthdays to sleepovers to dinner parties.I'd probably like this more if I was more of a foodie...

  • Lucy

    Yes this is a cookbook, but really I was reading the snippets and stories between the recipes. Jenny gets that memories and moments can be cultivated with a little bit of intentionality! This was a wh...

  • Ada-Marie

    Some yummy looking new recipes, but seems to raise an even higher bar for homemade holidays. ...