As students gather around the 16-foot counter in the comfortable Dish It Up! presentation kitchen, A.J. delivers instruction with a wit as dry as a martini. “One of my main focuses is to make students realize they can throw a great party and still have fun as the host or hostess. Just one or two signature drinks keeps the bar manageable. And like cocktails, party foods should have the right balance of flavors. With these five snacks, you’ve the makings of a classic cocktail party.”
Photograph: Michael Skott
Drink and appetizer recipes begin here.