The Dinner Party CookbookAuthor: Jenni Fleetwood
Publisher: Lorenz Books
Edition: Hardback with plc and jacket
Publish date: August 2005
200 fabulous main dish ideas: the complete collection of main-course recipes for dinner parties, special occasions, spectacular entertaining, big events and the times when you need to impress the most, with over 800 step-by-step photographs Recipes suitable for every style of event from midweek family meals and relaxed weekend fare to more elaborate celebrations and anniversaries Features both classic and contemporary favourites from coq au vin, Provencal beef and olive daube or risotto with asparagus to turbot sashsimi salad with wasabi or lamb with onions and African spices Expert tips on planning, preparation and presentation, from dinner-table settings to creating the right atmosphere and decorations for a big celebration Includes additional quick and easy ideas for superb starters, tempting accompaniments and desserts to frame a perfect meal with ease Colour photographs guide you through each recipe step by easy step, and beautiful photographs of the finished dishes guarantee excellent results every time Full information on carbohydrate and fat content, sodium, sugar and other nutrients allow you to plan dinner parties that are suitable for special diets Blending classic and contemporary cuisine, here are 200 timeless recipes for every special occasion from a traditional Sunday lunch and a big family gathering to an intimate meal for two and an evening dinner party. Over 800 fabulous photographs and easy-to-follow step-by-step instructions ensure success time after time. Whether the event is formal or informal, smart or casual, this comprehensive collection of recipes caters for every kind of occasion from light lunches and al fresco dining to formal dinner parties and suppers for friends and family. With recipes that draw on many cultures, cuisines and traditions, you can enjoy classic world favourites from roast rib of beef and chicken biryani to lamb moussaka and baked salmon with watercress sauce. Alternatively you can explore some of the great contemporary meals of today, including goat's cheese and roasted garlic souffle, black fettucine with seafood, and even marinated alligator steaks with Cajun vegetables. This accessible and inspiring book offers all the information and recipes you need for stylish celebrations to remember. There are useful guidelines on party planning and preparation together with tips on presentation, quick and easy ways to create stylish table settings, and napkin folding. The introduction also provides simple ideas for rustling up deliciously simple starters, tasty accompaniments and fantastic desserts to create the complete meal with ease. This is the essential cookbook for everyone who entertains.