Dinner Party Recipes

  • At My Table - Hardback - 9781784741631 - 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.
  • Mary Berry's Christmas Collection - Hardback - 9780755364411 - Mary Berry
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    Let Mary solve all your Christmas troubles with this fabulous collection of her favourite Christmas recipes. Mary Berry's Christmas Collection combines time-honoured festive favourites with a variety of new and exciting dishes to spice up the season. By taking the traditional Christmas fare and giving it a twist, Mary adds sparkle to every celebration. Simple yet reliable recipes and Mary's handy hints will take the pressure off entertaining, whether it's for the big day itself, a Boxing Day crowd or an intimate New Year family gathering. With an invaluable Christmas Day countdown, sample menus, shopping lists and ever-popular tips on preparing ahead and freezing, this is the must-have companion to the festive season.
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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.
  • Party Food to Share - Hardback - 9781849758628 - 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.
  • The Great British Bake Off: Get Baking for Friends and Family - Hardback - 9780751574647 - 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.
  • The Biscuiteers Book of Iced Gifts - Hardback - 9780718188597
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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 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.
  • Cook Share Eat Vegan - Hardback - 9781784723330 - 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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    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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    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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    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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    A Bird in the Hand author Diana Henry has long believed in the importance of a carefully put-together menu and this cookbook showcases some of her favourite combinations of flavours.

    Diana claims that putting together a menu is still her favourite part of cooking and loves the way they can create very different moods and take you to different places. These dishes are perfect for every season and have been inspired by different countries and cultures all around the world.

    Beautifully presented with a flocked jacket, the tantalising recipes in this book include a perfect lunch of asparagus, peas and radishes with pistachio pesto, crab tomato and saffron tart and gooseberry and almond cake with lemon thyme syrup.
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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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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.
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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
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    The rise of the celebrity chef and the downturn in the economy has re-kindled an interest in all things culinary and encouraged the great British public back indoors to cook and entertain for themselves. Who better to steer you through the minefield of entertaining etiquette than a quintessentially English butler? This is the ultimate guide to entertaining in style from the man who knows how it's done, whether you are hosting cocktails for colleagues, afternoon tea with the family, or a full-blown feast for a legion of friends. Invitation etiquette and how to greet you guests is covered, alongside information on seating plans, place settings and organizing the table service. Plenty of information on estimating quantities, preparation and serving the food and drink is included, and there is even advice on steering away guests who have outstayed their welcome. Containing everything you need to know about entertaining, this is a must-have guide for any host with the most.
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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.
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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.
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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.