From Shopping to Menu Planning to Cookie Recipes, Epicurious.com is the Complete Holiday Resource
New York, NY (December 5, 2000) --- Good cheer and a festive spirit are the essential ingredients for a happy holiday season. With that in mind, Epicurious.com offers a full menu of Christmas and Hanukkah cooking, baking, giving, and entertaining ideas. From child-friendly buffet menus and cocktail party game plans to the best cookie recipes and delectable gift ideas, the site serves as a complete holiday resource to make the season even merrier.
"The holiday season adds another layer to people's already hectic lives," said Elizabeth Shepard, Editor in Chief of Epicurious.com. "Epicurious.com simplifies things with tried and true recipes, menu suggestions, gift ideas, specialty items, and so much more right at your fingertips."
Happy Holiday Entertaining --
The host of any féte is sure to be a little jollier with helpful tips, reminders, and recipes from Epicurious.com. Sign up for weekly e-mails to receive the gift of useful suggestions and creative ideas. Whether it's a cocktail party for twenty, an elegant dinner for ten, or an open house buffet with children, Epicurious.com has the answer with three distinctive make-ahead menus to choose from. Each enhanced menu includes a strategic game plan, wine pairings, and a printable ingredients list.
Cookie Club --
'Tis the season for baking and Epicurious.com's "Cookie Central" suggests innovative ways to please the sweet tooth. Log-on for a new batch of recipes - the site offers more than 50 kinds of holiday cookies in all shapes and flavors from their database of more than 11,000 recipes. Crave support from your fellow bakers? Join the cookie conversation and trade recipes in the Holiday Cookie Club. If your rolling pin and cookie sheet are a bit dusty, Epicurious.com features a hands-on cookie-making class. Learn the basics of making great gingerbread and sugar cookies with a step-by-step on-line tutorial.
Hanukkah Helpers --
Hanukkah Harry is coming to town, and with his arrival comes eight glorious days of sweets, presents and meals steeped in tradition. "Hanukkah Helpers" offers tasty recipes and four menu suggestions with international flare, certain to become new family traditions to be enjoyed for years to come. Tired of the same old latke recipe? Check out the "Lotsa Latkes" feature and whip-up a batch from an award-winning recipe or try one of nine other variations. Starting December 21, celebrate the Festival of Lights by lighting a candle on the site's virtual menorah and get a daily surprise.
Season's Eatings --
Don't know what to get your favorite foodie? Choose from more than 815 Dean & DeLuca specialty items available directly from the site. Give the Dean & DeLuca Rugelach, hand-made from a secret recipe handed down to Joel Dean himself from a neighborhood bubbe. Or the Package Cake, a sugary confection draped with silver and gold bows, wrapping to perfection a moist vanilla-bean butter cake. It's sure to be the prettiest present under the tree.
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