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Cooking for parties? Our party food cookbooks are packed with easy dinner party recipes. Whatever the occasion, event or gathering, our books full of simple party food ideas will have treats for you to share and enjoy. You can also check out our full range of cookbooks for more party food ideas.

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Dinner Party Recipes

Cooking for parties? Our party food cookbooks are packed with easy dinner party recipes. Whatever the occasion, event or gathering, our books full of simple party food ideas will have treats for you to share and enjoy. You can also check out our full range of cookbooks for more party food ideas.

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    Cooking for Family & Friends (Hardback)

    Joe Wicks

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    In his latest cookbook, The Body Coach Joe Wicks presents over 100 tasty recipes that will help you balance a healthy diet with cooking for a crowd.

    From easy favourites to sensational crowd-pleasers, every single recipe is big on flavour and packed with hero ingredients. Among Joe's favourites are roast chicken with celeriac mash and bacon greens, BBQ ribs with dirty corn and Tandoori chicken thighs with chapattis.

    Entirely dedicated to food (although Joe does make sure he mentions how important exercise is), the nutritious recipes are presented in full-colour photographs and are ideal for sharing.
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    Jamie's Christmas Cookbook (Hardback)

    Jamie Oliver

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    Covering the entire festive period - from party food to the main Christmas lunch - Jamie Oliver will show you how to make cracking food for the occasion in his latest cookbook.

    With over 130 recipes, Jamie has Christmas covered. From party fare to edible gifts, teatime treats, cocktails and ideas for what you should do with all the leftovers, he's even made sure every dish can be cooked at the same oven temperature - making things easier for you to mix and match.

    Describing it as the greatest hits, there are meat and fish dishes, veggie and vegan plates, gravy and trimmings and some truly spectacular desserts. All tried and trusted, you'll return to this cookbook again and again.
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    The Great British Bake Off: Get Baking for Friends and Family (Hardback)

    Paul Hollywood & Prue Leith

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    For many years, The Great British Bake Off has inspired and encouraged so many budding star bakers to get in the kitchen and make some amazing treats.

    It takes inspiration from GBBO's most ambitious bakes but simplifies their recipes and offers step-by-step instructions that even the biggest baking novice could follow.

    With a focus on sharing, this book has ideas for birthdays, charity fundraisers and celebrations.
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    The Get-Ahead Cook (Hardback)

    Jane Lovett

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    Jane Lovett offers meal plans for the week ahead in this incredibly useful cookbook. The dishes range from starters and salads to comfort food, feasts for friends and sweet treats.

    The recipes are easy, uncomplicated and foolproof and they all have get-ahead elements that will spread and lighten the load, making them invaluable for everyday cooking. There are also recipes designed to make entertaining easier.

    Jane's recipes are tried and tested and she even offers confidence-boosting guides for home cooks of all levels.
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    Cook Share Eat Vegan (Hardback)

    Aine Carlin

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    Aine Carlin returns with another tantalising selection of vegan dishes - all of which have an emphasis on fantastic flavours and seasonal fresh ingredients.

    These dishes do not rely on substitutes of hard-to-source ingredients and will appeal to both committed vegans and those who are wishing to dabble in meat-free recipes on an occasional basis.

    There are over 125 plant-based recipes to try out and they range from crispy cinnamon potato tacos to turmeric and sweet potato soup. There are also sweet treats including vanilla panna cotta.
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    Cherish (Hardback)

    Anne Shooter

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    Anne Shooter shares a selection of delicious recipes inspired by her Jewish family in this sumptuous cookbook.

    Full of bold flavours and simple ingredients, this book will appeal to anyone who enjoyed the likes of Persiana and Mamushka, The step-by-step instructions will help you capture the hearty and warming taste of these incredible meals.

    The recipes include a weekday one-tray supper of chicken, aubergine and bulghar wheat, a Sunday lunch of lamb shanks with apricots and a dinner of roasted peppers with chickpeas, quinoa and feta.
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    The Biscuiteers Book of Iced Gifts (Hardback)

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    The Biscuiteers are famed for their unique and memorable hand-iced biscuits and this beautiful book (with a stunning, tactile cover) shows you how easy it is to bake, ice and assemble your very own beautiful biccies at home.
    There are vibrant, creative and colourful ideas for biscuits for all kinds of occasions including birthdays, weddings, christenings, baby showers, Christmas and other special moments.

    As well as ideas for celebration cakes with a difference and quirky biscuit pops, there's even advice on displaying and wrapping gifts in style. It's packed with stunning photographs of the completed biscuits and step-by-step instructions for making the bakes and decorating them in style.
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    At My Table (Hardback)

    Nigella Lawson

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    Tying in with her BBC series At My Table, Nigella Lawson's latest cookbook finds the popular chef celebrating the food she loves to cook for her friends and family. Her tasty recipes include new riffs on classic dishes and more exotic ideas.

    From the warming and comforting to the truly inspiring, the recipes range from pear and passion fruit chutney to chicken fricassee and Indian-spiced chicken to aubergine fatteh.

    Of course, being a Nigella book, this is also bursting with sweet treats including emergency brownies, no-churn bourbon salted caramel ice cream and sunken chocolate amaretto cake.
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    Party Food to Share (Hardback)

    Kathy Kordalis

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    This book will quickly become your bible to entertaining. It explains how you don't need to spend hours preparing food when you have a gathering.

    Showing you the best foods to serve, whatever season of the year it is, it is bursting with ideas that can be whipped up after work or during a really busy weekend. It tells you the best things to buy in advance and the dishes that really are simple to prepare.

    By following the handy advice in this cookbook you'll be able to spend happy times with all your guests and avoid all the stress that comes with getting ready for them to arrive.
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    The Curious Bartender (Hardback)

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    A fascinating book that finds Tristan Stephenson exploring and experimenting with the art of mixing the perfect cocktail - and which techniques you should use to shake or stir them up.

    It showcases recipes for classic cocktails, many of which have been given a contemporary twist.
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    The What the Ladybird Heard Cookbook (Hardback)

    Julia Donaldson

    The What the Ladybird Heard Cookbook is packed full of sweet treats, healthy snacks and simple meals - all based on the three bestselling What the Ladybird Heard picture books by Julia Donaldson and Lydia Monks. Make your own ladybird pizzas, vegetable patch pies, fine prize cowpat cookies and a showstopping ladybird celebration cake. With twenty-four recipes specially designed for adults to use with children, easy-to-follow, step-by-step instructions and lots of hints and tips on what to do next, The What the Ladybird Heard Cookbook is a great way to introduce children to cooking and baking. Packed full of farmyard-inspired recipes, this cookery book is perfect for picnics, packed lunches and parties!
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    Scandi Bites (Hardback)

    Trine Hahnemann

    This is the perfect little gift for Scandi fans who want to bring some Nordic charm into their kitchen. With over 60 sweet and savoury recipes for all sorts of snacks, treats, fingerfood, bakes and pastries, it will provide plenty of inspiration for every occasion throughout the year. Doyenne of Danish baking, Trine Hahnemann, shares all her favourite treats in this cute cookbook so that you can make your own delicious cardamom buns, almond cookies, honey bombs, coconut macaroons and smoked salmon open sandwiches, among many others.
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    Create Beautiful Food at Home (Hardback)

    Adrian Martin

    Adrian Martin is a chef, author and television presenter. At the heart of his talent is a passion for good food and an eye for perfection. His love of food and showing how anyone can create a meal that belongs in fine-dining restaurant provide the inspiration for Create Beautiful Food at Home. The first part of the book focuses on how to prepare the ingredients such as shucking an oyster, breaking down a chicken and filleting a fish. The second part is broken down into courses: Bread, Starters, Palate Cleansers, Mains, Desserts and Petit Fours. Striking images showcase how the dishes should be presented, with each dish having an image and step-by-step instructions for how to recreate it yourself. Dishes include Lobster Thermidor, Crab Ravioli, Blood Orange and Thyme Sorbet, Braised Beef, Venison and Barley Risotto, and Pear Tart Tatin.
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    The Campfire Cookbook (Hardback)

    Viola Lex

    Outdoor cooking can be magical, so break out of the kitchen, light your fire, and enjoy delicious recipes you can rustle up when camping, dining al fresco, enjoying some beachside living, or having an off-grid adventure. Chef Nico Stanitzok and journalist and lifelong camper Viola Lex have teamed up to create more than 80 sweet and savoury camping recipes. Alongside traditional campfire favourites such as bbq chicken, corn on the cob, and kebabs, you'll find recipes for breads, grilled Camembert, pancakes, and even chocolate cakes baked inside oranges. The eclectic mix of recipes will satisfy the more adventurous outdoor cook, while the step-by-step instructions and evocative photography make the recipes easy to follow. Each recipe has a symbol that tells you the best way to cook it, be it an open fire, grill, or camping stove. Cook up glorious feasts at a festival, in a camper van on the open road, wild camping out on the trail, "glamping", or simply wild cooking on a picnic at the beach. As well as outdoor cooking hacks and clever tips, you'll find checklists of camping essentials and basic recipes for camping must-haves such as bbq sauce, ketchup, and dukkah. The Campfire Cookbook is the ultimate cookbook for open-air cooks who love to explore.
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    Life Is a Party (Hardback)

    David Burtka

    After years of acting, David Burtka decided to follow his passion and attend cooking school. As the chef and founder of the catering company Gourmet MD, he worked with clients like Katy Perry, Elton John, and Kelly Ripa, and loved bringing people together for social gatherings of all kinds. Life Is a Party offers readers an intimate look inside the lives of one of Hollywood's most beloved couples. David and Neil share a love of entertaining and their celebrations have become (wait for it) legendary. And now David wants to share his go-to recipes, party themes, music lists, decor tips, and Pinterest-worthy spreads with all of us. Whether your budget is minimal or unlimited, you'll be inspired by 100 fail-proof recipes inspired by seasonal ingredients. David also offers 16 party themes, complete with endless ways to mix and match dishes, create stunning decor, break out what to prep ahead, and how to get guests involved, that are sure to make every party a success. Readers will feel inspired by David's twists on comfort classics like Mini Loaded Potato Skins, Red White and Blue Potato Salad, and Grilled Chocolate-Hazelnut Cookies. You'll yearn for the next chance to celebrate so you can try recipes like Herbed Standing Rib Roast and Thyme and Gruyere Popovers. Plus, you'll find recipes for libations like Mojito Slushies and Charred Peach and Plum Sangria. Speaking with authority and easy charm, David makes planning the perfect party seem like a breeze. And--even if you aren't planning your next fete--David's recipes are delicious enough that you'll want to add them to your weeknight rotation.
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    A Perfect Day for a Picnic (Hardback)

    Tori Finch

    Over 80 delicious recipes presented in creative themed menus for portable feasts to share outdoors with family and friends. Tori Finch understands the joys of a carefree picnic. There's nothing quite like eating outdoors to capture a sense of adventure and add a little excitement to the feast. Whether you are entertaining a relaxed crowd or preparing a surprise romantic feast for two, hopping on your bike to work up an appetite, hitting the beach for a cook-out, or walking on a chilly day with a flask of hot soup; these all feature in themed menus, each featuring recipes for delicious, portable food as well as drinks to serve alongside. Wherever you are, whatever the occasion, armed with this book you will always have perfect picnic food to hand.
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    Four Seasons of Entertaining (Hardback)

    Shayla Copas

    Entertain for every season of the year with one of the South's most acclaimed luxury interior designers and tastemakers. Join Shayla Copas on a tour of sixteen glamorous celebrations ranging from Cinco de Mayo and the Kentucky Derby to traditional gatherings such as Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's Eve, and at venues as diverse as the Arkansas Governor's Mansion and a show-stopping horse stable. In addition to ideas and sources for tabletop settings and clever details, Copas shares themed menus and mouth-watering recipes from contributing chefs. With more than 250 luscious color photographs, this book will elevate readers' creativity as they plan their next luncheon, dinner, or poolside soiree.
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    Cooking for Crowds (Hardback)

    Merry E. White

    When Cooking for Crowds was first published in 1974, home cooks in America were just waking up to the great foods the rest of the world was eating, from pesto and curries to Ukrainian pork and baklava. Now Merry White's indispensable classic is back in print for a new generation of readers to savor, and her international recipes are as crowd-pleasing as ever--whether you are hosting a large party numbering in the dozens, or a more intimate gathering of family and friends. In this delightful cookbook, White shares all the ingenious tricks she learned as a young Harvard graduate student earning her way through school as a caterer to European scholars, heads of state, and cosmopolitans like Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis. With the help of her friend Julia Child, the cook just down the block in Cambridge, White surmounted unforeseen obstacles and epic-sized crises in the kitchen, along the way developing the surefire strategies described here. All of these recipes can be prepared in your kitchen using ordinary pots, pans, and utensils. For each tantalizing recipe, White gives portions for serving groups of six, twelve, twenty, and fifty. Featuring a lively new introduction by White and Edward Koren's charming illustrations, Cooking for Crowds offers simple, step-by-step instructions for easy cooking and entertaining on a grand scale--from hors d'oeuvres to desserts.
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    Prue (Hardback)

    Prue Leith

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    'These are dishes everyone will love.' BBC Good Food 'Her writing style is like that of a friendly teacher - gently guiding, with honest, gently witty and accessible text ... Offering tasty dishes that are realistic to make when you're busy.' Evening Standard Great British Bake Off judge Prue Leith draws on a life-long passion for food with one hundred recipes from her own kitchen table. Whether it's Halibut with Green Linguine, Fast Roast Teriyaki Lamb or Slow-cooked Rat-a-tat-touille, these are delicious, fuss-free dishes that Prue has cooked countless times for family and friends. Inside are quick-to-whip-up suppers and dinner party showstoppers that are as much a pleasure to cook as to eat. Expect firmly established favourites, lazy leftovers, meat-free meals, exciting new flavour combinations and fresh takes on classic dishes. There's also a chapter of puds inspired by Prue's time on Bake Off - every one guaranteed to be `worth the calories'. This is Prue's first cookery book in twenty-five years, and she has woven intimate and witty stories from her life around many of the recipes. Celebrating the food we all want to make at home, Prue gives an unparalleled view into the cooking life and style of one of the nation's best-loved cooks.
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    Fun Food (Hardback)

    Mark Northeast

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    From the humble sandwich to creative party food, in this collection of recipes Mark Northeast, Founder of Funky Lunch, provides inspiring ideas for even the most fussy of eaters, some savoury and some sweet, but all perfect for hungry little girls and boys. Every parent knows how stressful meal times can be, young minds need inspiring and this is exactly what Fun Food sets out to do. The book features many of the very best sandwich ideas, from simple farmyard creatures and cucumber crocodiles to favourite characters from the world of children's TV, as well as some fun and creative ideas to help get the little ones involved in choosing and making their own lunch. Within these pages you'll find special creations guaranteed to set the right tone for any party and fill the tummies of all tiny party-goers. These are perfect recipes for parents who want to create memorable party food for their children, with ideas that are ideal for birthdays or themed parties and which also cover ideas for smaller crowds, whether it's an impromptu supper or a sleepover. From adorable jacket potato people to garden worm 'bangers and mash', and from scotch egg owls to ghoulish meringues, Fun Food is filled with achievable ideas for parents to encourage their children to eat, experiment and enjoy food.
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    Be R Guest: How to "Party" Chic (Hardback)

    Rena Sindi

    The de-facto international party planner Rena Kirdar has for years amazed society with her blend of extravagant, dazzling, graceful, and, above all, entertaining theme parties that she has orchestrated impeccably around the world. Finally, she is returning with an entirely new compendium of reative and inspired tips, themes, menus, costumes, and much more to help make your next gathering fabulously imaginative. Be R Guest will quickly become the authority for innovative party throwing--replacing the stress inherent in planning with utterly unmitigated fun!
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    The American Diner Secret (Paperback)

    Kenny McGovern

    From breakfast through brunch, lunch and dinner (with some sweet treats for dessert), the book is packed full of recipes and cooking techniques designed to help readers create their own unique American diner experience. Through several visits to America, Kenny McGovern spent time observing the traditions and treats offered by American diner outlets to customers around the clock. As well as experiencing the delicious dishes on offer, Kenny immediately became captivated by the atmosphere and community connection offered by local eateries. The value placed on the local diner cannot be overstated and their ethos is to be admired - honest cooking, delicious food and reasonable prices, accompanied by service with a smile!
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    Weber's Greatest Hits (Hardback)

    Jamie Purviance

    Sometimes all you want is the best. This spectacular volume gives you just that, with more than 115 top-rated recipes, crystal-clear instructions, and tips and tricks from Weber - everything you need to make your home the most popular place on the block. Weber experts and fans have carefully selected the real standouts from more than 2,000 original Weber recipes. These classics have all been re-photographed, retested and reimagined for today's cook.
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    Round to Ours (Paperback)

    Alice Levine

    'Occasionally a cookbook comes along that acts as an instruction manual for a generation... Laura Jackson and Alice Levine's new book will define how millennials throw dinner parties' The Times If you love planning menus, styling your home for a party and spending laidback time in your kitchen, then you need to come Round to Ours. Supper club superstars Jackson & Levine like to keep it simple. They do all the hard work for you, offering over 24 ready-made menu ideas that celebrate the pleasures of cooking for friends and family. This cookbook has the perfect combination of menu ideas and recipes for every occasion. It is the home cook's ultimate secret weapon; whether you're throwing a dinner party for six on a Friday night or are putting on a festive Boxing Day spread for the family, this one-stop-shop will tell you how to set the mood, cook the food and create a truly memorable gathering. There's nothing faddy and no frippery - the key is good food and good company, with a secret touch of sparkle to make the meal really special. Featuring Alice and Laura's advice on beautiful styling, smart tips on making a little go a long way, and even playlists, Round to Ours rewrites the dinner-party rulebook in style.
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