All of this talk about the Democratic and Republican parties has made me think of one thing: No matter which party wins next Tuesday, I'm going to have a winning party at home to watch the returns. I'm going to invite neighbors over, and because I, too, am a maverick who is ready for change, my campaign strategy to get them to come is to have two menus, most of which can be made in advance. No matter your party affiliation, these Illinois and Arizona inspired foods will be sure to please everyone.
The Illinois Party
The Arizona Party
Tanya Wenman Steel is Editor-in-Chief of the award-winning Epicurious.com, the premier food Web site. Before joining Epicurious, Steel was an editor at Bon Appétit for ten years, where she won the prestigious James Beard Foundation Journalism Award for Magazine Restaurant Review or Critique (2003). Prior to Bon Appétit, she was an editor at Diversion, Food & Wine, and Mademoiselle magazines. She is a member of the American Society of Magazine Editors and a James Beard Restaurant judge. Steel has written extensively for myriad publications, including many articles for The New York Times, as well as New York Magazine, Child, and Travel & Leisure. She appears on television frequently for Epicurious.
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