Blackstone Co-Founder's Daughter Debuts Cookbook For People Who Hate The One Percent

"It has to do with hating the one-percenters."
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Holly Peterson is the daughter of Blackstone co-founder Pete Peterson and the ex-wife of ex-Goldman banker Richard Kimball. In 2007, she wrote a book called The Manny, about male nannies and the rich moms that love them. Now, she's penned a cookbook about eating outside, a movement she says was inspired by those bastard 1 percenters.

Last month, the author of the novels “The Manny” (2007) and “The Idea of Him” (2014) came out with “Smoke and Fire: Recipes and Menus for Entertaining Outdoors” (Assouline), in response to a trend she saw toward more casual entertaining. “It has to do with hating the one percenters,” she theorized. Place cards and four-fork settings have gone the way of the ostrich Birkin bag; this summer, Ms. Peterson will be more likely to invite friends over for a buffet of grilled corn and rosemary-infused vodka than a seated fête in formal dress. “I think having airs is very passé and very ‘Housewives,’ ” she said. “It’s much cooler to be casual.”

The Eating Is Easy in Holly Peterson’s Open-Air Kitchen [WSJ]

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