Storyboard

'Tis the Season: A Holiday Entertaining Digital Issue

From the art of the cheese platter (or perhaps a fruit platter this year?) to the big batches of punch we make when people come over, we've collected essential tips from experts and our editors that will help guide your holiday hosting. Our cover star for our digital issue, Padma Lakshmi, even shared some of her own advice for how to be a great host. It's safe to say that with all of these recipes and ideas, your holiday season will be unforgettable—and everyone will want to gather at your place

Avatar - FOOD & WINE
Curated by
FOOD & WINE
    • Food & Dining
    • Holiday Recipes
    • Wine & Spirits
    • food news
'Tis the Season: A Holiday Entertaining Digital Issue
Continue to read
24 stories in this Storyboard
    'Tis the Season

    'Tis the Season

    As we write this, we’re talking on zoom. The Food & Wine team is located around the country, and virtual meetings have been a necessity as we discussed how we wanted to cover holiday entertaining this year, the food and drink that make this time of year so special, and the people who bring it to …

    How to Build the Perfect Champagne Tower

    How to Build the Perfect Champagne Tower

    The iconic glassware of celebrations everywhere has a storied past. In the 2013 film The Great Gatsby, there's a scene where Jay Gatsby, played by Leonardo DiCaprio, raises a coupe glass of Champagne, looking right at the camera, while fireworks explode around him. The rounded, short coupe has long …

    How to Make Beautiful Cocktail Garnishes At Home

    How to Make Beautiful Cocktail Garnishes At Home

    From picking the freshest fruits to pickling, pro bartenders weigh in on how to whip up the fanciest touches. While garnishes are often considered simply a visual supplement, good ones contain multitudes. They can be functional briney onions that lend a savory lean to a Gibson, dashes of nutmeg to …

    Upgrade Store-Bought Hors D’oeuvres Like a Pro

    Upgrade Store-Bought Hors D’oeuvres Like a Pro

    Turn nuts, potato chips, crackers, prosciutto, and salami into fancy party snacks. You know how it can feel impossible to find a date with friends to get together, but somehow everyone’s schedule aligns for a last-minute meet up at the last minute? I love those moments; it’s like the universe has …

    How to Pair Wines With Party Snacks

    How to Pair Wines With Party Snacks

    What's a good snack spread without the right wines to pair with? ‘Tis the season for tiny bites at holiday soirees. But don’t let their petite size fool you; the best hors d’oeuvres pack plenty of flavor and sometimes even outshine the entrees. Pairing hors d’oeuvres with the right wine can …

    22 Sparkling Wines for Every Kind of Holiday Party

    22 Sparkling Wines for Every Kind of Holiday Party

    The best bubbles for gifting, saving for yourself, and sharing with friends. Once upon a time, buying sparkling wine for the holidays was simple: There was Champagne. (OK, there was also André Cold Duck, but let’s not go there. I’m still not even sure what it is.) But these days, there are excellent …

    How to Make a Charcuterie and Cheese Board

    How to Make a Charcuterie and Cheese Board

    Learn the cheeses and meats that pair well together, and how to round things out with the right crackers, jam, and nuts. Cheese boards and charcuterie platters have gone from being specialty offerings to expected at many parties, whether it's a small group for dinner or a big holiday bash. While you …

    How to Make Your Party Meaningful

    How to Make Your Party Meaningful

    Holiday parties are a chance to eat, drink, and make lasting memories. Here's how three food and drink experts make them matter. We're all past the notion of "perfection," aren't we? That projection of poreless, symmetrical, unrumpled entertaining that took root in the homekeeping mags of yore, …

    25 One-Bite Desserts for Sweet Snacking

    25 One-Bite Desserts for Sweet Snacking

    These sweet snacks will make a big impact at your next party in a single bite. Sometimes all we need is a single bite or two of something sweet, whether it's for an afternoon snack, a late-night bite, a dessert platter after a decadent dinner party, or on a buffet to wrap up the flavors for a big …

Related articles

More stories from Food & Dining