Episode 44: Hosting for the Holidays

November 28, 1998

The holiday entertaining season has begun and Sally Quinn, legendary Washington, DC hostess and author of the recently published book, The Party: A Guide to Adventurous Entertaining, will share tips for hosting stylish and unforgettable get-togethers. Sally says it has much to do with "seating." Our roadfood experts, Jane and Michael Stern, give us their short list of holiday mail-order goodies, including a source for the best popcorn balls (who but the Sterns would have tracked down the best in popcorn balls?) Cheesemonger Steve Jenkins fills us in on some delectable finds with his December cheese picks; our grocery guru, Al Sicherman, food and humor columnist for the Minneapolis Star Tribune, tells us what's new in the grocery aisles; Pam from California tries to Stump the Cook; and Lynne takes your calls.

Broadcast dates for this episode:

  • December 6, 1997 (originally aired)

  • November 28, 1998 (rebroadcast)