Louisiana Eats: HolidayEntertaining – Louisiana Eats – It’s New Orleans

The holiday season is upon us and we re throwing the ultimate cocktail party. No one knows how to entertain quite like like Julia Reed. In her book, But Mama Always Put Vodka in Her Sangria she offers a number of stories from a lifetime of rollicking culinary escapades. Julia lets us in on some tips for hosting a cocktail party for the ages. Then, we turn to the topic of wine with master sommelier Rob Bigelow of Sainte Michelle Wine Estates. Rob specializes in creating festive cocktails that incorporate fine wines and unexpected flourishes. After that, we re joined by Sonoko Sakai, author of Rice Craft, who gives us a lesson in how to create onigiri, a Japanese dish similar to sushi. Finally, Lesley Jacobs Solmonson and David Solmonson, authors of The 12 Bottle Bar, provide advice on holiday entertaining and wise ways to imbibe. We re making spirits bright on this week s Louisiana Eats