1 Matt Perella, of Perella Events, welcomed all the guests with an evening glass of wine or champagne as they arrived.
3 This hallway wall in Kevin's apartment is filled with Josef Albers prints. Josef was a German-born American artist whose work formed the basis for some of the most influential art education programs of the 20th century. These prints add a bright and happy element to the space.
4 This is Kevin's living room view overlooking New York City's Hudson River. It's a beautifully decorated room - simple, yet elegant.
5 On his coffee table is this old Korean hibachi planted with Phaleonopsis orchids.
6 A banner was hung on the wall to remind guests that the cocktail party was not only a gathering of friends, but an important event to fight hunger and feed the millions of people in need.
7 This was Kevin's table as preparations were made for the buffet service.
8 The centerpiece was a silver vessel filled with native grasses.
9 Serving trays were painted the same color as Kevin's walls in the apartment. These trays were different sizes and worked great for serving all the different appetizers.
10 My friend, Chef Pierre Schaedelin of PS Tailored Events, prepared all the dishes. Here he was with one of the platters of crudite. http://pstailoredevents.com
12 Chef Pierre stacked puff pastry cheese straws on a glass cake stand.
13 Foods don't have to be fancy to be beautiful. Cheese straws, like these, stacked creatively on simple glass can look wonderful and inviting.
14 These cheese straws were served in two varieties - one with Pecorino-Reggiano cheese, and the other with Pecorino Romano cheese, cayenne pepper and black pepper.
15 In Kevin's kitchen, a production line of appetizers waiting to be plated. Everyone loved all of them - we couldn't make them fast enough.
16 Croque-monsieur bites, made with Gruyere cheese, ham, and mustard on thin slices of baguette.
17 Fingerling potatoes for the potatoes with mascarpone and roe appetizer - another recipe from my book.
18 The potatoes were cut in half lengthwise and then garnished with a dollop of mascarpone cheese and a spoonful of roe.
19 And these were mini crab cakes.
20 And, an appetizer staple and favorite - pigs in a blanket. One of the most popular appetizers. Kevin says if he's serving appetizers, pigs in a blanket will always be one of them.
21 Pigs in a blanket can also be served with poppy seeds sprinkled on top.
22 A tray of appetizers ready to be passed around to the guests - pigs in a blanket with three different dipping mustards, potatoes with mascarpone and roe, croque-monsieur bites, and ricotta crostini with tomato and basil.
23 Such a beautiful presentation of appetizers - it was hard not to want to devour all the appetizers that were passed around.
24 The ricotta crostini was served in a variety of ways - with pear and pecan, tomato and basil, and lemon and pepper.
25 Also served at the gathering were these colorful, chilled pureed vegetable soups.
26 At first glance, they may look like condiments, but they were delicious soups made from pureed spinach and peas, beets and butternut squash. They were perfect.
27 Another one of Kevin's favorites - deviled eggs. Tomato-pimenton deviled eggs, and cucumber, dill and capers deviled eggs. The egg plate was from my Whiteware collection at Macy's.
28 A trio of cake stands, also from a previous Martha Stewart collection at Macy's, holding three different types of gougeres, or French cheese puffs.
29 A view looking down at the dining table over the delicious gougeres and pureed vegetable soups.
30 Here, Kevin helped prepare the buffet.
31 Fanning out simple napkins brings color to any table. It also makes it warm and inviting by filling up space. Best of all, fanning napkins is so very easy to do.
32 Doesn't the table look exquisite? Disposable, recyclable bamboo plates were provided for guests to use.
33 Here was the same table photographed with the reflection in the mirror - a very interesting point of view.
34 My grandchildren, Jude and Truman, came by for a short visit to say hello. Here they were admiring the view out the window.
35 Jude and Truman are such good, healthy eaters. Here I was passing them each a gougere.
36 Jude and Truman wanted to be sure all the appetizers on the tray were also in the book. Here they were inspecting the trays, and comparing them to the recipes in "Appetizers" as they went around to the guests.
37 Kevin and I stopped for a quick photo in front of the FEED banner. Waist up, it looked like a nice, formal pose for a photograph...
38 ... but below, two young children hanging onto our legs.
39 Here I was with Kevin, David Lauren, and his wife, Lauren Bush Lauren. Lauren is the CEO, creative director and co-founder of FEED Projects.
40 Kevin, with FEED manager of community and content, Lindsey Swedick, and FEED VP of marketing, Jenny Johns.
41 Gift bags were pre-packed before the party started, and then lined up neatly in the hallway, ready to be handed out as guests left.
42 Each gift bag contained a copy of my "Appetizers" book, a bookmark showing guests how to donate back to the FEED Supper project, and a card explaining how to plan a FEED Supper event. To give as part of this event, go to the FEED web site. https://give.thefeedfoundation.org/marthaandkevin
43 Kevin, myself and our executive editorial director of Weddings, Darcy Miller-Nussbaum.
44 Here I was with David Lauren, EVP of advertising, marketing and corporate communications at his father's company, Ralph Lauren Corporation.
45 Kevin and Lauren shared good conversation about the event.
46 Another sweet photo of Kevin and Lauren.
47 Lauren and co-host at The Chew, Daphne Oz, both of whom are expecting.
48 Here I was talking to artist, Ross Bleckner, well-known for his large-scale paintings investigating change, loss and memory through symbolic imagery.
49 Here I was with Kevin and our good friend, "DJ Mad Marj", Marjorie Gubelmann. Marj is also the founder and CEO of Vie Luxe International, a New York City scented candles company.
50 A fun photo of David Lauren, Chef Geoffrey Zakarian, and my longtime publicist and friend, Susan Magrino.
51 Kevin and professional Instagrammer, Patrick Janelle, known also by his Instagram handle, @AGuyNamedPatrick.
53 Geoffrey, Kevin, and Geoffrey's wife, Margaret Zakarian.
54 David and Geoffrey.
55 Here I was with our editor-in-chief of Martha Stewart Weddings, Elizabeth Graves.
56 It was a wonderful gathering. We kept it open for nearly three hours during the evening, so guests could attend when their schedules allowed.
57 A nice photo of MSLO executive editorial director of holiday and crafts, Hannah Milman and Kevin.
58 MSLO events marketing director, Heather Kirkland, myself, and Christina Tosi, chef, founder and owner of Momofuku Milk Bar.
59 Home decor entrepreneur, John Derian, and our Martha Stewart Living magazine editor-in-chief, Eric Pike.
61 Kevin and our talented photographer and digital photo editor, Mike Krautter. Mike worked very hard taking the many photos for this event - thanks, Mike.