Gobble: The Quintessential Thanksgiving Playbook (Hardcover)
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Gobble is the debut book from this mother son trio, who for years have hosted elaborate Thanksgiving celebrations for their family and friends. Inspired to write the book after the sudden death of their father/husband in August 2020 as a way to honor him and celebrate their favorite holiday, the Isacs family created a comprehensive, all-in-one guide for all things Thanksgiving that will inspire both the expert and the novice to fully embrace hosting America’s favorite holiday for family and friends. At this unprecedented time when many families may be preparing for a different kind of holiday season, Gobble is not only an ode to the Isacs’ family traditions, but an inspiring roadmap for any family to bring something new to their own Thanksgiving celebration. Gobble is your go-to playbook for everything Thanksgiving. This comprehensive guide will inspire both the expert and the novice to fully embrace hosting America’s favorite holiday for family and friends.
• Start new traditions and embrace old ones
• Set a table and create an atmosphere worthy of “oohs” and “ahhs”
• Serve unforgettable cocktails and pair perfect wines
• Employ new recipes sure to impress every palate.
"This little gem of a book is the pure expression of love: honoring Peter’s memory by his thoughtful family, through his passion for holiday cooking particularly for Thanksgiving, a quintessential American holiday. Family love at its most touching. The Isacs and Jammet families have been and still are very close, having in common love and epicurean passions." —Rita Jammet, Chief Bubble Officer, La Caravelle Champagne
"Warning: this is not a book about a certain turkey dinner; this is an ode to family love and an masterpiece on how to enjoy life in general, and food and wine in particular. Nadine, PK and Chris have realized here a work of art that’s beautifully crafted, very educative, and oozing of love. I dare you to open ‘Gobble’ at any page and not be charmed by the design, and engulfed in a wealth of very useful tips and information. Take as little or as much as you wish but fair warning: after reading this book, you will want to cook for and with the people you love every night of the week…And that’s a very good thing !!!" —Ariane Daguin, CEO, D’Artagnan
About the Author
Nadine Keller Isacs is President and founder of Precision Sales Coaching and Training, established fifteen years ago to enhance the marketing, sales and presentation skills of senior level finance executives. Clients include Fortune 500 companies such as Prudential Financial, JP Morgan and AIG. She is the author of “Make it All About Them,” published by Wiley in 2013. In addition to contributing the content for the “family dynamics” chapter of the book, she leveraged her love of entertaining to author other chapters such as table setting and clean-up. She has developed a reputation in Litchfield and Fairfield counties as a consummate entertainer. In fact, her reputation has so preceded her that she is often asked to donate an evening at her home for charitable fundraisers. Her sister is a lifestyle influencer, penning the blog PreppyEmptyNester.blogspot.com and often has featured Nadine (aka “Sista”) on her blog.
Peter Keller Isacs (PK) Before he was of legal age to drink, PK developed an interest in wine, pouring through the many books reading about regions, varietals and vinification techniques. Some of these books were handed down by his grandfather, while others were written by his uncle. It was no surprise that PK decided to attend Tulane University, located in New Orleans and known for its culinary prowess, beverages and parties. While in college, he worked as a bartender at several leading bars and restaurants. He has recently received his certification as a Sommelier from the Master Court of Sommeliers. Additionally, PK is co-founder of DeltaVera, a hemp-based supplement company that creates edible gummies and cocktail-boosting elixirs that provide bespoke solutions for sleep, recovery, focus or relaxation.
Christopher Isacs. Chris has been studying culinary arts his entire life and has developed a reputation among family and friends as an accomplished Chef. Also attending Tulane, Christopher worked at several well-known restaurants and bars in New Orleans. While in college, he continued to develop his culinary talents hosting often-elaborate dinner parties that quickly transformed into “Tulane’s Society of Dionysus,” which continues as an institution today. Additionally, Christopher has been called on to cater several charity events under the brand “The Culinary Kid.” After studying mathematical economics at Tulane, he fostered a love of software development and system design. He is co-founder and CTO of Nauta, which utilizes an innovative model to provide affordable and accessible luxury superyacht experiences. In addition to his role as CTO, he is putting his culinary expertise to work as the company’s Director of Food & Beverage.