Rebecca Minkoff's Entertaining Tips

Fashion designer Rebecca Minkoff takes a casual approach to entertaining, focusing on the food and the people. In our video, she talks about making the most of her small kitchen, hosting theme parties, and how to create unique dining experiences.

Released on 6/7/2012

Credits

Starring: Rebecca Minkoff

Transcript

00:05
(upbeat music)
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Hey epicurious.com, I'm designer Rebecca Minkoff
00:13
and welcome to my kitchen.
00:16
Today I'm gonna show you how to entertain,
00:18
and in New York City you don't have a lot of space,
00:20
so I like to use my island as my makeshift dining table.
00:23
Being in fashion, I think I get exposed
00:25
to really great dinner parties,
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great events where people are bringing
00:29
in the top decorators and top designers
00:31
to make the experience really unique.
00:34
So I think being able to get a really great graphic plate
00:37
or a special bowl, really, I'm influenced
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by those events that I attend
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and the people that I learn from.
00:43
My entertaining style is really laid back and casual.
00:45
I never like to be too fancy,
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and it's about the food and the people.
00:49
Usually I'll do a big theme party probably twice a year.
00:53
The last two that I had was an Indian themed party,
00:56
and then for my 30th last year I had a costume party.
00:59
So most of the time it's casual,
01:01
it's just bringing in food and friends that I love.
01:04
So normally I plan the menu for the parties
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based around a dish that I'm gonna make,
01:08
and then what I'll ask each person to make.
01:11
I think combining different dishes with what you're cooking
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adds dimension and it brings out, you know,
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a way for everyone to kind of get to know each other
01:19
through their food.
01:21
I think what I enjoy most about cooking
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for my friends and family is it's a great way
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to come together and enjoy each other's company,
01:28
and I love food so you get to eat while you're doing it.