More than 300 recipes created and collected by one of the Northwest's busiest entertaining chefs. From gourmet fare to pot-'o-soup football crowds, these easily prepared snacks and meals will release even the most harried homemaker from the chip-and-dip routine. Written with an eye toward the on-vacation couple who likes to entertain, the recipes generally require only the foods found in the modestly equipped vacation cabin. When more exotic stock is called for, the chef is warned to prepare before leaving home. Of course, once you're into Entertaining's vacation foods, why eat any differently at home? This book fills a niche for the vacationing chef who finds herself/himself facing a handful or houseful - short notice or forewarned, tailgate or sun deck, ski crowd or sea crowd - bring 'em on!