8.29.2011

Peter Callahan Giveaway - Still Time to Enter


Party Resources wanted to partner with one of our favorite bloggers THE ENCHANTED HOME to offer a giveaway of THE book for entertaining this year. We are delighted to offer two SIGNED copies of Bite by Bite to one of our readers. This way you can give a copy to a friend and keep one for yourself! 



Celebrity caterer Peter Callahan is one of our favorite caterers and someone we consider a friend. His career spans over two decades and a client list including celebrities, politicians, Fortune 500 companies, and socialites. Peter and his staff are not only the best in the business, they are also the nicest! 



Peter's much anticipated cookbook is due out at the end of the month. He welcomes readers to share in his creations, providing inspiration for parties—whether casual gatherings, dinner parties, baby showers, or formal occasions such as weddings and holiday fetes—and recipes for the home cook. According to Callahan, being prepared is the key to pulling off a self-catered party like a professional. With that in mind, he has included a “Kitchen Tools and Conveniences” section, listing the key equipment that will help you create the delicious masterpieces in this book. 




The rules:  Please leave a comment here and then hop on over to THE ENCHANTED HOME and leave a comment there too with your favorite party idea. You must be a follower of The Enchanted Home and Party Resources to be elligible. Friends and family are welcome. The winner will be randomly chosen the morning of September 6th. You must be a resident of the US. Good luck!


30 comments:

  1. I just found you via enchanted home and what a wonderful giveaway who doesn't love a fabulous cookbook. I would become a follwer but it doesn't seem to be appearing on your blog so I'll try back later. Thank you for hosting this wonderful giveaway!

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  2. A signature cocktail (kid or adult) and interesting flowers/center piece really would make all these great bites stand out!

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  3. What an cool and adorable book! Would love to try these out at home!!!

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  4. Melissa Allison-Lee8/15/11, 9:26 AM

    I also found you through Enchanted Home. Being a terminal "foodie" myself I love this giveaway...and I can always use one more cookbook!
    I love little bites of food for parties like Peter features. I do wonton wrappers filled with ricotta cheese, parmesan, fresh basil and garlic. Top it with another wrapper and saute in EVOO until golden...serve with Sicilian salsa and WOW. I also saute small, cheese tortelinni in EVOO and string on bamboo skewers with a tomato dipping sauce. My list goes on and on! I'd love to win!

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  5. This cookbook looks awesome! I like to have all the goodies labeled so guests can enjoy without me repeating the menu all night...then I can enjoy too!

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  6. I just came over from The Enchanted Home and signed up to follow you! This is a GRERAT give away. We love to entertain so this would be a great resource and inspiration. Thanks!!!!

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  7. I found you via Enchanted Home and just signed up! Wow, this cookbook look fabulous!!! I love to entertain, most often inspired by our travels and the new foods we enjoy...Portuguese is my new favorite cuisine for entertaining. It's not as well known as other European foods, but really delicious!

    http://bjdhausdesign.blogspot.com

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  8. I of course follow you both!! I'd absolutely ADORE a copy of this fabulous much ancticipated volume!! I jus love his style! As summer is ending I will remind you of one of my favorite party ideas, which is a croquet party. Each couple is required to dress in their designated color of the mallet. And then there is a tournament made all the more fun aft a few signature cocktails!!

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  9. New follower! Love your blog.

    xo,
    cristin

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  10. Wonderful giveaway! My favorite party idea when I am in a hurry is to fill dried apricots with blue cheese and top with a half walnut...so good, pretty and easy!I am an email follower.

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  11. Beautiful and inspiring blog. Put me in the giveaway.

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  12. I am a follower. Your blog is amazing. This book by Peter Callahan is out of this world. I like to have the invite, front door and cocktail show the theme of the party I am throwing.

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  13. What's a party without great food and beautiful themes tables. I love the late summer and christmas dinner parties. People seem more excited to be together. Enjoying your blog a lot, and am a new follower. Great giveaway!

    Bette

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  14. Kate,
    Peter is a genius!!! I can not wait for his book to come out.

    What a fab give away!!!
    xoxo Elizabeth

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  15. visiting from the enchanted home! new follower! this book looks amazing! favorite party tip... i always label my drink pitchers with cute little shipping tags... this is especially great if i'm offering alcoholic and virgin drinks for my guests. looking forward to following along on your fabulous blog!!

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  16. This cookbook looks like a must-have for entertaining! I love creating unexpected details and this seems like a perfect resource for that.

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  17. Visiting from The enchanted home and so glad to have found your fantastic blog. I need a good entertaining blog! Love this book and my two favorite tips are I like to make my own ice cubes and freeze them with either berries or dried flower petals, whatever might work for the occasion
    And when I set a table, I always put small votive candles next to each place setting, and dress it up accordingly, for Christmas I will put some evergreen and berries around it, for summer I might put sand in the bottom and glue on a few shells to the glass, I like to get really creative!
    Love this giveaway and thank you for the introduction to this wonderful book.

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  18. Visiting from The Enchanted Home. So happy to discover your blog from that site. Can't wait to see your book! I'm looking forward to following your posts.

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  19. Bite by Bite is a visual delight!

    I found you thru Enchanted Home, and will therefore leave the same ideas. TIP 1: When I have a guest who abstains from alcohol and white sugar I like to make specialty ice cubes for their sparkling water. Mix fresh lemon juice and honey with hot water. Fill the ice cube trays with this mixture, then add a fresh mint leaf and raspberry to each. When the ice cubes melt, the water will be lightly flavored, and your guest will appreciate the thoughtful gesture. TIP 2: If making ice ring molds filled with herbs, flowers, etc, use distilled water - it freezes more clearly.

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  20. Kate,
    You know I adore you and your chic entertaining style! As someone who loves to entertain myself, I would be beyond thrilled and excited to actually cook from Peter's cookbook. My cookbooks are not priceless gems on a shelf in my house, I use them with great pride. If I don't win I will be buying this inspirational book! Hope you are enjoying the final days of summer.

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  21. I love to cook and this book would be a perfect addition to my collection of cookbooks and looks like it has a lot of fun ideas..for sit-downs I like to use my (growing collection) of blue-and-white china..I place flameless candles (votive sized) in the teacups and espresso cups to add to the ambience. These are great any time of year. New follower.

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  22. Pity I live in Au.. Brisbane.. but well done on this great post.. super ideas thanks for the seasons of entertaining ahead.. I've subscribed so I'm a regular now.. www.thecapeclub.com

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  23. I commented earlier but I don't see it, so may I repeat what I said: I think this is a wonderful joint venture between your beautiful blog & the Enchanted Home! I signed up to receive your blog postings via email but I don't see any place to actually become a follower of yours. No matter...I look forward to reading more from you.

    Thank you for the opportunity to win such a lovely & inspiring book.

    fondly,
    Rett

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  24. I subscribed and I'm so glad The Enchanted Home sent us over! Love to win...fingers crossed!

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  25. What a great partnership, Party Resources & The Enchanted Home!! Not only can your home be beautiful, but the parties a success. Love your blog and glad The Enchanted Home sent me over. Would love to have your inspiring book!!

    Interiorsunique@cox.net

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  26. I love these little bites! They are so pretty and perfect for a party, but I sometimes wonder if they are enough food for someone that comes to the party hungry! I am a follower (email subscriber) of both blogs...your blog and Enchanted Home are both completely fabulous and I love reading them daily! Hope I win.
    xo
    Sharon
    Hope you stop by and check out my post on the style of Rache Zoe!

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  27. What an awesome giveaway! My idea looks kinda similar to that last photo. I would love to have a tequila tasting party.

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  28. A great giveaway! Yours is definitely one of my favorite blogs as is tina's... Happy to follow both!
    If I don't win the book, I will for sure be purchasing it!

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  29. A beautiful book and a great giveaway! Hope I win!!!

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