"Occasions: Seasonal Menus and Entertaining Secrets" by Local Author Cheryl Waldeck
On this edition of StudioTulsa, we are joined by Cheryl Waldeck, a local author, consultant, and culinary whiz whose previous book, "The Joy of Food," offered more than 100 recipies that she'd compiled over 30+ years. That book, as she tells us, grew out of a desire to pass along to her adult kids the "how to" details for the various dishes they'd grown up eating (and loving) in the Waldeck home. Now comes a new book, "Occasions: Seasonal Menus and Entertaining Secrets," which Waldeck describes for us today. This volume presents 24 different menus, two for each month of the year, with more than 150 total recipes that feature in-season foods from throughout the calendar. Waldeck also shares much advice and expertise in her new book for those readers (particularly of a younger generation) who are keen on entertaining friends and family members -- at a dinner party, holiday meal, or similar gathering -- but are unsure of which fork goes where, what kind of wine to serve, and so forth.