A dinner party is the classic way to bring together friends and family over good food and conversation. We asked you, our fans, to tell us, why you would be the perfect host for an America’s Test Kitchen Dinner Party.
We had an overwhelming response! We received applications from all over the U.S., Canada, and even France. Unfortunately, we could only pick six bloggers to host a Food and Friends dinner party with our new Menu Cookbook.
Throughout the next six weeks, we will find out first-hand, from our bloggers, what it is like to prep, plan, and prepare a dinner party for eight using the Menu Cookbook. Each week on The Feed, you will be invited to see how their parties turned out.
On that note, let’s meet our six hosts and the menus they will be serving.
Sara is an author and co-creator of the popular blog, Our Best Bites. As a mother to three young sons, she shares family-friendly recipes that please both kids and adults, along with culinary and entertaining tips to make life in the kitchen a fun and enjoyable experience. In addition to blogging, Sara likes to dabble in crafts, home decor, and kid-friendly activities.
Sara will be making the Fajitas and ‘Ritas – Margaritas Menu and you can find her on Twitter: @OurBestBites
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Candy is an avid home cook who started learning her way around the kitchen by taking baking classes at her community college. She loves the precision and creativity of making sweets in the kitchen, but as a competitive inline speedskater, she needs to eat healthy for her regular meals. Dessert By Candy is her blog to explore both the decadence of dessert and deliciously nourishing dishes.
Candy will be making the Provencal Bistro Dinner Menu and you can find her on Twitter: @DessertByCandy
Jen has always enjoyed baking. After college she started working a full-time desk job as an engineer. Jen soon realized how much of a stress-reliever baking could be. Jen blogs at Beantown Baker and enjoys the creative outlet that blogging provides. She challenges herself in the kitchen by trying new recipes and rarely makes the same thing twice. Jen lives in a small Boston condo with her hubby and two fat cats. Jen’s hubby serves as her number one taste tester and recipe consultant.
Jen will be making the Rack of Lamb Dinner Menu and you can find her on Twitter: @BeantownBaker
Megan began baking at a very young age, mastering the art of the chocolate-chip cookie by the time she was nine. The cooking bug didn't bite until college, and it has really taken off in the last two years since she began blogging at Wanna Be A Country Cleaver. It's given her the gumption to go out and try new things that she might not have otherwise had the audacity to try. And when her cooking flops, it, at least it makes for an entertaining story!
Megan will be making the Family-Style Italian Sunday Supper Menu and you can find her on Twitter: @CountryCleaver
Sarah is a baker-turned-stay-at-home mom who took up blogging several years ago in attempt to have a creative outlet after her two little ones were born. Her blog, Vanilla Bean, is a combination of recipes, crafts, and daily-life photographs. When Sarah is not baking and blogging, and if the little ones are napping, you can find her lost in a good book (please don’t ask how many times she’s reread Lord of the Rings), tapping her feet to Ella Fitzgerald, and sipping coldpress.
Sarah will be making the Autumn Harvest Pork Dinner Menu and you can find her on Twitter: @SarahKieffer
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Stephanie lives in a little house with her boyfriend, her cat, and a whole lot of baking supplies. She loves books about food, music on vinyl, hosting brunches, and drinking copious amounts of tea. During the day she is a technical writer and does financial funding, but she fills her evenings and weekends with baking, baking, and blogging about baking on her blog Clockwork Lemon.
Stephanie will be making the New York-Style Pizza Party Menu and you can find her on Twitter: @Clock_workLemon