B. Smith Books to Add Your Coffee Table

B. Smith was a true hostess. From her effortless style and warm demeanor, she set the standard for hosting and entertaining during the 90s and even through today. Today we are sharing three classic B. Smith books that you must add to your coffee table. We know these books are full of inspiration and will be gorgeous additions to your library collection. Be sure to share images of your next dinner party or brunch with us using the hashtag #blacksouthernbelle

B. Smith Books to Add Your Coffee Table

B. Smith’s Entertaining and Cooking for Friends 

Barbara Smith, founding partner and creative genius behind B. Smith’s restaurants in New York’s theater district and Washington’s Union Station, shares her stylish entertaining ideas and soul-satisfying recipes for every occasion in this delisiously fresh book, which addresses the entertaining style of a new generation.

From a Cocktail Party for Business and Pleasure to a Picnic on the Beach, Barbara Smith defines her approach to entertaining that–like her popular bistro–is cosmopolitan and elegant, yet casual and fun. She offers her favorite recipes, including Flash Roasted Salmon with Swiss Chard and Citrus Vinaigrette, Smothered Pork Chops, and Sweet Potato Pecan Pie with Praline Sauce.

With more than 75 photographs of party events, table settings, and finished food, B. Smith’s Entertaining and Cooking for Friends will help us all chart the course for our next party.

Link to Purchase: https://amzn.to/2EA224d

B. Smith: Rituals & Celebrations

Television lifestyle expert B. Smith shares her passion and ideas for entertaining, cooking, and crafts in this fabulous twelve-month celebration of holidays and rituals. As a restaurateur, TV host, columnist, and former model, B. Smith lets us in on the tricks of entertaining with flair and personal style. 

The first in a series, Rituals & Celebrations is organized by calendar month, each including two or three celebrations and containing a history of the ritual, full-course recipes, party ideas, and step-by-step craft  instructions. In addition to such basic celebrations as a wine tasting at home,a Labor Day picnic on the beach, and a New Year’s Eve pajama party for kids, Rituals & Celebrations also incorporates such African American traditions as a Juneteenth celebration and a bid whist card party. The book also includes some wonderful variations on traditional holidays, such as a hot pink Valentine’s Day, a Thanksgiving featuring Jerked Roast Turkey, and Christmas Eve spent dipping into fondue. 

Link to Purchase: https://amzn.to/2EvMi20

B. Smith Cooks Southern-Style

 famed African American model, restaurateur, television host and entrepreneur presents her first ever comprehensive cookbook, filled with 200 recipes–from Cajun to Creole to Soul Food and beyond–and tales from a unique career, in a book with full-color photos.

Michiel Perry

Michiel is a Black Southern Belle living a lowcountry life. I love all things fashion, home decor and southern! When I am not running around doing fun stuff for Black Southern Belle, I live in antique stores and have a minor obsession with historic homes 🙂

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