last weekend, a friend (pictured) hosted a pizza party: he supplied dough, cheese and sauce; guests supplied toppings. it was a clever idea and you should all host similar parties. we had a countertop spread with various toppings and the host pushed out pizzas all night long. it didn't hurt that the crust was awesome and that the host had a lovely pizza paddle that gave the whole thing a certain air of authenticity. it also didn't hurt that the wine was flowing.
this guy -- he knows how to host a dinner party, that's for sure. in fact, his are some of the best i've attended. the food, the wine, the company and the Tom Waits on the radio. The previous party I attended featured wild boar ragout. hello! and more wine.