An American Celebration

Tanya Steel of Epicurious, and entertaining expert Gina Provenzano share tips for hosting a patriotic party, including a flag-inspired table setting and recipes for red, white, and blue Sangria, and a strawberry and blueberry trifle.

Released on 6/19/2012

Credits

Starring: Gina Provenzano and Tanya Steel

Transcript

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(cheerful patriotic music)
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Hi, I'm Tanya Steel.
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Welcome to Epicurious' guide
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to summer entertaining.
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Today, we are having a patriotic menu,
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a celebratory American menu.
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I've got my friend here,
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entertaining expert Gina Provenzano.
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Gina, thank you so much
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for doing what is a very festive table.
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It is, it's very patriotic.
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We've kind of created
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a classic American menu here.
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We've got grilled chicken breast
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which has been marinated in beer
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and soy sauce and cilantro.
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And we're serving it with a corn salsa,
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which has got red onions and red bell peppers.
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Then, I always love
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to serve grilled corn on the cob
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with chicken.
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The other thing I love doing
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is always serving chicken and corn
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with potato salad.
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It's pretty. It's basically
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red, white and blue.
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It's got red bliss potatoes
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and purple potatoes
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and white potatoes, obviously.
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I always like to do something
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that's kind of a showstopper,
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so we've got a red, white and blue
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strawberry angel food trifle.
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And it's got Greek yogurt
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and just some angel food cake
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that you buy at the store.
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So this is a fantastic recipe
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to have in your arsenal.
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You can always kind of pull this together
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at the last minute.
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I love what you've done with this table.
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I don't think that people need
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to buy into the whole stars and stripes.
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If you get things that are red and white,
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like these paisley napkins,
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you can use them again and again
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and not just for the holidays.
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The centerpiece idea,
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it's just white rice
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and we dyed it red and blue.
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You can put candles in it
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or dollar store flags.
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It's just a really way to
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show your patriotism. I see.
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Well, another way to show your patriotism
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is by having a red, white and blue sangria.
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I say cheers to you
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for making such a beautiful table.
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And to you for making great food.
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(wine glasses clink) Ah, thanks.