If there's anyone who can throw down for the holidays, it's Martha Stewart -- and she knows more than just how to cook a turkey. See Martha's tips for navigating some of the season's stickier situations.
What is the correct way to lay out food on a buffet?
There are no rules governing the layout of a buffet, but an efficient setup and well-considered menu choices will keep food fresh and guests happy. Stack plates at the head of the table and silverware and napkins at the end. Arrange the table so guests can access food from both sides. Start with the main courses; for accompanying condiments, put one bowl on each side of the serving dish. Next come the sides; rather than using spoons and forks, provide nice-looking tongs, which will allow guests to serve themselves easily while holding a plate. For hot foods, heat platters first. Place cold foods on ice. (Don't put all the food out at once; refresh the buffetRead More »from 3 Burning Holiday Etiquette Questions Solved by Martha Stewart