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Classic Lebanese Cuisine

By Kamal Al-Faqih

Published 2009

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Whether you are entertaining four or forty guests, nothing will serve you better than a little planning and preparation. Complete all shopping in advance, and complete most of the food preparation before your guests arrive. Try not to put anything off that can be prepared in advance. Take a few minutes to walk through the party in your mind. As you think of things, write them down. This list will serve as your “reminder” list later.
While waiting for your guests to arrive, remove the glasses from the cabinet and place them close by so they are easy to access. Light any votive candles around the room in advance. If you have a non-smoking home, place an ashtray outside to accommodate smokers. If you are hosting a seated dinner party, set the table in advance or even the day before. One time I set the table two days before our big Thanksgiving Day dinner.