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A Stupidly Easy Way to Impress Guests at Your Next Dinner Party

A Stupidly Easy Way to Impress Guests at Your Next Dinner Party

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April 7 2015 8:32 AM

A Stupidly Easy Way to Impress Guests at Your Next Dinner Party

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If you’re the kind of person who enjoys hosting dinner parties, that probably means you thrive on stress (at least a little bit). No matter how much you plan in advance, there will always be a mad rush of table-setting, stovetop choreography, and drink-mixing at the last minute. What makes it all worthwhile is your guests’ appreciation and amusement.

This is not a video about decreasing the hassle of hosting dinner parties; it’s a video about increasing your guests’ appreciation and amusement without adding to your to-do list. The “trick,” such that it is, is so stupidly simple that you might think it’s just plain stupid. But people really do fall for this stuff. And it tastes and looks nice—what more could you ask for from a dinner-party pitcherful?

L.V. Anderson is a former Slate associate editor.

Christian Lesperance is a freelance video producer and editor working with Slate. Check out more of his work here.

Grace Na is a freelance producer/editor for Slate. You can see more of her work here.