The Pretty Dish

Xhibition Kitchen
April 11, 2018 12:00PM - 1:00PM

Join us for this Xhibition Kitchen event  •  Free Cooking Demo and Cookbook Signing  •  Books are available at the event and the NU bookstore.

The Pretty Dish

More than 150 Everyday Recipes and 50 Beauty DIYs to Nourish Your Body Inside and Out

by Jessica Merchant

150 brand-new recipes, party ideas and menus, killer playlists, and inventive beauty projects from How Sweet Eats blogger Jessica Merchant.

Jessica Merchant is like your most reliable girlfriend―that is, if your girlfriend was a passionate cook and serious beauty junkie. With her second book, she brings her signature playfulness to the page. It’s filled with 150 brand-new recipes, along with themed menus, party ideas, killer playlists, and inventive beauty projects.

She’s the extra hand guiding you in the kitchen giving you the most inventive pizza toppings (crispy kale and summer corn), showing you how to make hibiscus blueberry mint juleps, and telling you the coolest way to make a avocado face mask while you plan your weekly menu on Saturday morning. All her recipes are deliciously indulgent (think: poke tacos, toasted quinoa chocolate bark, pistachio iced latte) and all take 60 minutes or less to make.

Come Meet Jessica 

About the Author: Jessica Merchant is a full-time recipe developer, blogger and content creator. She is madly, outrageously, inexplicably in love with food. Bacon makes her beam. Chocolate makes her shout from the rooftops with joy. Vegetables are her biggest frenemy. (Her perfect world would include none of them.) She has been writing the popular food blog, How Sweet It Is, since 2009, when she finally discovered a way to mesh her passion for building recipes with one of her other favorite things: writing. As a self-proclaimed food fanatic, she has shared her favorite recipes, daily ramblings and entertaining anecdotes with millions of, what she calls, her invisible internet friends, creating a large following and a vocal community on her site. In her spare time, she loves reading, writing fiction and practicing yoga. And margaritas. Obviously.

Free admission: If you would like to attend just the Xhibition Kitchen event without eating lunch in the dining room, please sign in with an ID and proceed directly to the XK. If you plan to stay for lunch and eat in the dining room, please pay the à la carte meal rate upon entrance. Thank you and enjoy the show!

The cutting edge venue at the dining halls is the Xhibition Kitchen, located at 11 Speare Place inside Stetson West Eatery. A variety of programs are hosted in this innovative kitchen which include chef demonstrations, cooking classes, book signings and interactive display cooking.