Food & Drink

Cooking for Parties

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    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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    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.
  • BBIG
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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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    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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    Rose Prince
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    Daily Telegraph journalist Rose Prince shows you how to entertain any number of guests with a variety of simple and impressive recipes that range from the classic to the novel and contemporary.

    Rose strongly believes that cooks shouldn't be banished to the kitchen when putting on a party or gathering so has come up with recipes that can be prepared in advance and dressed up to impress. She has ideas for both every course of dinner and parties. She even explains how to source the correct ingredients.

    This book also contains a range of sample menus, as well as advice on putting the right dishes together through the seasons. It's the perfect guide for anyone who wants to make entertaining easier.
  • HMTT
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    Helen McGinn, the author of The Knackered Mother's Wine Club, provides just the right tonic (so to speak) if you're planning on cutting down on the booze.

    Helen unveils a selection of recipes for mocktails, infusions and cordials, as well as offering her opinions on non-alcoholic wines, beers and spirits.

    This is a book you'll be constantly reaching for while you go through your booze-free spell.
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    Sabrina Ghayour
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    In the follow-up to the hugely popular Sirocco, Sabrina Ghayour will show you how to prepare food with a Middle Eastern twist that will delight all your friends and family.

    From breakfasts to banquets and the simple to the sumptuous, these recipes are perfect for every occasion and you'll find ideas for brunches, quick-fix dinners and even summer feasts.

    Among our favourite foods were whipped ricotta toasts, savourty pork and fennel baklava and spiced rhubarb cake with cinnamon cream.
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    Historic Royal Palaces
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    Is there anything more quintessentially British than a good cup of tea and a delectable cake? Inspired by the rich heritage of London's most iconic royal palaces, Tea Fit for a Queen is a regal collection of charming recipes inspired by the UK's royal heritage sites.

    From delicious tarts to scones, champagne cocktails, sandwiches and much more, this handy-size hardback offers a wealth of recipes for classy nibbles, while also providing an overview of each palace from which the recipes are inspired.

    Filled with stunning photographs and published in association with Historic Royal Palaces, you can be sure that these tasty recipes get the royal seal of approval. The Coronation Chicken Finger Rolls and Carrot Cakes with Butter Cream certainly got a big thumbs up from Book People staff.
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    Will Torrent
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    Time for tea? Talented pastry chef and chocolatier Will Torrent presents a selection of deliciously indulgent recipes for sandwiches, savouries, scones, cakes and other fancy food in this delectable cookbook.

    Accompanied by Matt Russell's mouth-watering photography, the book provides an introduction to afternoon tea and reveals how this British institution became a worldwide sensation. The book then goes on to offer store-cupboard recipes for jams, spreads, butters and curds before going on to provide tantalising recipes for classic teatime treats including smoked salmon sandwiches, scones and Viennese whirls.

    There are also ideas for every season of the year and even extra-special recipes - like Strawberry and Champagne Tarts - for when you really want to indulge.
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    The Savoy Hotel
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    Even after 125 years, the Savoy and its art deco style continues to inspire people all over the world. But what would the Savoy be without its signature cocktails? This book features 750 recipes for you to raise a glass to.

    Capturing the spirit of high society in the 1930s, this book evokes a world of elegance, style and glamour as it gives you all the ingredients you need to make sours, toddies, fixes and more.

    The beautiful little book features an informative history of the globally renowned book too, so you'll have all the facts you need to become a cocktail connoisseur.
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    If you're a vegetarian and enjoy a good barbecued meal - or if you just fancy a change from meat - this little cookbook contains 101 delicious meat-free recipes for you to put on the grill and enjoy.

    Suitable for every season, the book includes recipes for burgers, smoked foods and a tasty selection of skewers, salads slaws, salsas and sauces.

    There are even some sweet treats to add the finishing touches to your brilliant barbecue.
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    Ryland Peters & Small
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    This book will provide you with a tasty dip for every occasion. It has over 50 recipes that vary from light and healthy snacks to rich and creamy.

    The dips featured are made from pulses, nuts and seeds; vegetables, fruit and herbs; fish and meat; and yoghurt and cheese, meaning there are all kinds of colours, textures and flavours on display.

    Among the recipes you'll find guacamole, hummus and creamy blue cheese; avocado, olive and anchovy; and cream cheese, aubergine and tahini dips. Taking you on a worldwide tour of flavours, there are also American-themed dips including buffalo chicken wing and hot Philly steak.

    There are even suggestions for which dipper suits each dip best - from toasted pitta bread strips to tortilla crisps and crunchy vegetable sticks.
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    Trine Hahnemann
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    If you're wanting to live in a more hygge way, than you've got to indulge in some delicious Scandinavian comfort food. If you're wondering what hygge means, it's a Danish word with no basic translation but it's basically something cosy, warming or the feeling of content.

    This cookbook from Danish cook and writer Trine Hahnemann shows how you can take inspiration from Scandinavian cooking and create some incredibly tasty dishes. There are ideas for family meals, soups, salads, breads, pickles, jams and cordials. There are even mouth-watering cakes to bake.

    Revolving around fresh, seasonal ingredients and with a balance of nutrition, the food is hearty and sure to help you embrace the hygge lifestyle.
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    Kirstie Allsopp
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    Kirstie Allsopp showcases the simple recipes she cooks for her family in this mouth-watering cookbook.

    Kirstie learned to cook as she went along, but luckily she's managed to harbour advice from cooks, bakers and chefs, as well as friends and families, over the years. This book contains all of her favourite recipes, ranging from weekday suppers to those that will astound any crowd when entertaining.

    Kirstie even provides advice on dealing with fussy eaters and shows you how to make something special out of the food you eat every day. She also recalls stories from her family life and how these events inspired her cooking.
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    Rob Kirby
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    Treat your loved ones to a food gift for every occasion with this beautiful book from Rob and Amber Kirby.

    Delicious Gifts is packed with beautifully styled and handcrafted food recipes. From cookies to sweets and even deli treats, you'll find ideas for romantic presents, healthy treats and Christmas presents.

    As well as the edible treats, this book also has tremendous ideas for hampers and meal kits and has inspired ideas for everything from festivals to a girls' night in and the start of university.
    Good Housekeeping Institute
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    Good Housekeeping recipes tick all the boxes - They look great They taste delicious They're easy to make Now, learn how to be a clever cook with this amazing new cookery series. Each Good Housekeeping recipe - triple-tested for perfect results - is guaranteed to stand the test of your occasion, be it birthday, Easter, Christmas, Halloween or even Valentine's Day. Packed with good old favourites, tasty new ideas, save money, time and effort tips, up-to-date nutritional breakdown including protein and fibre, and savvy advice throughout, it couldn't be easier to create a delicious masterpiece for your special event. Enjoy! Other titles in the Good Housekeeping series include Bake Me a Cake, Easy Peasy, Al Fresco Eats, Let's Do Brunch, Cheap Eats, Gluten-free & Easy, Low Fat Low Cal, Salad Days, Posh Nosh, Flash in the Pan, Roast It!, Great Veg and Slow Stoppers
    Flora Sheddon
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    A gathering is an easy way of cooking and hosting. It means no pressure, no code of conduct, and everyone - cook included - can actually enjoy themselves. This collection is a mixture of modern dishes, staple snacks, salads and sides, interesting bakes, and puddings perfect to end a feast with. Nothing overly fussy or complicated, just tasty, pretty plates of food. Choose from the chapters led by occasion or pick and choose from dishes such as Sloe Gin Braised Venison, Cocoa Nib Brownies and Redcurrant Pavlovas to put on a spread. There are menu ideas to show you how. CONTENTS Mornings Quick & Slow
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    Raymond Blanc is renowned for his exquisite cuisine and here he has chosen 100 sensational, but easily achievable recipes that will wow your guests and impress your friends. From a simple, but classic French Onion Soup or Coq au Vin to the finest Roast Rib of Beef or Pork Fillet with Onion and Garlic Puree and not forgetting desserts - a perfect Black Cherry Tart or Strawberry Sorbet, this book will become the first book to turn to when you need a meal to impress, whether for a weekend banquet or weeknight feast.
    Christine Ingram
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    Plan your celebration using the helpful hints and tips, including how to open a bottle of champagne, and ideas for easy and impressive spreads, toppings and breads. Whet the appetite with classic nibbles, dips and savoury snacks, such as Cheese Aigrettes, Guacamole, and Duck Wontons with Spicy Mango Sauce, then serve a selection of more substantial dishes including Risotto Frittata, and a variety of salads and cold dishes. Refresh your guests with classic cocktails, such as Frozen Strawberry Daiquiri or Kew Pimms or a selection of exciting non-alcoholic drinks. Whether you are throwing a Christmas cocktail party, a birthday buffet or having a few friends round, "Party & Buffet Cookbook" has all the recipes you will need. Thorough party planning is vital and this volume provides essential advice on all the necessary details, from creating the appropriate atmosphere to estimating food and drink requirements. From the day you decide to have a party, to washing up the glasses after the last guest has left, you will find this book an invaluable asset in making your party one to remember.
    Milli Taylor
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    A mouthwatering collection of recipes for small bites and fingerfood - ideal for serving at parties or any social gathering, large or small. Ideas for fresh light bites for summer entertaining include Smoked Aubergine Puree with Feta Cheese and Pomegranate in Chicory Boats; Ceviche of Seabass with Avocado and Chipotle Dressing; and Grilled Peach, Mozzarella and Parma Ham Bites. Warmly spiced Asian-style canapes, ideal for cocktail parties, include Seared Beef Tataki Spoons with Miso Sauce and Spring Onions and Laksa Marinated Prawn Skewers. Ideas for festive gatherings include Stilton with Red Wine Poached Pear on Walnut Toast; Smoked Salmon, Cream Cheese, Watercress and Beet Rolls; Glazed Baked Chestnuts Wrapped in Bacon; and Persian Sausage Rolls with Pistachios. For those with a sweet tooth there are Rose and Raspberry Profiteroles, Cocoa Nib and Salted Caramel Brownies, and Mini Donut Balls on Coffee Shots.
    Erin Gleeson
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    Erin Gleeson is known for her visually stunning, healthy recipes--dishes that are easy enough to prepare after a long day at work, yet impressive enough for a party. Her food has always been ideal for entertaining, but now Gleeson offers detailed guidance on hosting casual, yet thoughtful gatherings from start to finish--from the decor and cocktails to the ideal food pairings. In this new book, more than 100 fresh, innovative vegetarian recipes are arranged in a series of artfully designed menus, tailored to specific occasions like a summer dinner party, a laid-back brunch or holiday cocktails. Lushly illustrated with hundreds of watercolour drawings and photographs, The Forest Feast Gatherings is an inspiring reference for anyone who wants to share good food with good friends in Erin's irresistible style and the perfect companion to the original.
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    In SHARE, Santos serves up the unique communal dining he has made his signature in his Lower East Side restaurants. This cookbook offers over 100 extraordinary "big platter" recipes for his creative take on old school favorites, specifically made for family-style dining, as well as small plates that are fun to serve when entertaining. From Crab Cake Corn Dogs to Spicy Lamb Souvlaki with Tzatziki; from Grilled Cheese Dumplings and Tomato Soup to Korean Short Rib Tacos with Classic Kimchi, SHARE is comfort food at its highest level. These scrumptious dishes will have everyone at the table reaching for seconds!
    Nigella Lawson
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    With her no-nonsense approach and inspirational ideas, combined with reassuring advice and easy-to-follow, reliable recipes, Nigella Christmas is guaranteed to bring comfort and joy, and make sure the season of good will stays that way.

    Here is everything you need to make your Christmas easy and enjoyable, from party food ideas and scrumptious cakes and puddings to the main event itself - turkey with all the trimmings, a vegetarian Christmas dinner or a wide range of delicious alternatives.

    With lusciously warm photography, evocative food writing and a beautiful hardback design, this Nigella Lawson recipe book you will be treasured for many years to come... and will act as a delicious Christmas present for all your friends and family.