Dubbed 'the hostess with the mostest' by Zagat, Donatella Arpaia is a ubiquitous and striking presence on the national food scene. Literally raised in the business, she knows precisely what makes a guest feel welcome, whether in one of her wildly popular restaurants or one-on-one in her home. Yet every day she meets would-be home cooks - sophisticated, confident, successful women with discriminating palates - whose confidence evaporates at the kitchen door. For these discerning diners, Donatella has written "Cooking in Heels", a sassy, spirited guide to cooking and entertaining with flair. Writing with humour, wit, and practicality, she covers every element of a great evening, from super simple yet delectable food to the perfect music, drinks, and decor. Her foolproof recipes are brimming with bold flavour yet so easy to prepare even novice cooks can pull them off without breaking a sweat. Whether it's a romantic dinner for two or a cocktail gala for dozens, "Cooking in Heels" has the winning formula for the perfect evening.
DONATELLA ARPAIA is the co-owner of restaurants in New York City and Miami and a judge on Food Network's Who Will Be the Next Iron Chef?