"The tradition of Italian cooking is that of the matriarch. This is the cooking of grandma. She didn't waste time thinking too much about the celery. She got the best celery she could and then she dealt with it."--Mario Batali
This recipe for Night Before the Party, by Dorrie Herring, is from Herring Heritage Cookbook,
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Use recipes that can be partially prepared the night before so that cooking time in the oven or on the stove is the only time consuming thing. Also, using a crockpot (or slow cooker) helps. Electric buffets are also helpful. Once the food is prepared, you can put it in an electric buffet to keep it warm till serving.
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