Best-Loved Main Courses for Special OccasionsAuthor: Jenni Fleetwood
Publisher: Lorenz Books
Edition: Paperback with flaps
Publish date: October 2006
80 recipes for every kind of special occasion or celebration Over 350 colour photographs and step-by-step instructions guarantee sophisticated, professional results time after time Classic and modern main-course dishes are included from coq au vin and Provencal beef and olive daube to red mullet saltimbocca and Turkish lamb on a bed of rice Expert advice on planning, preparation and presentation, from table settings and linen to creating the flower arrangements and colour schemes for a big celebration Hot ideas for appetizers and delicious desserts to frame a perfect meal Full information on carbohydrate and fat content, sodium, sugar and other nutrients will ensure celebration meals are at once healthy and appealing, and that special dietary needs can be accommodated Perfect options for any event, from a family gathering or a lunch for business associates to an evening dinner party for friends or an intimate meal for two Cook to impress with these 80 elegant, go-ahead recipes catering for every occasion from the most formal affair to an intimate dinner for two. This authoritative book offers everything the cook can possibly require in order to organise a great party, luncheon or dinner to remember, from advice on planning and table presentation, to tips on ingredients and preparation, to the recipes themselves, all shown in step-by-step photography for guaranteed success every time you cook. The party 01-05-be to mark an event or celebration, such as a birthday, anniversary or career move, to entertain old friends and family or invite business clients or neighbours for the very first time. Here are expert instructions for all the exciting and mouth-watering classic main-course dishes from roast chicken with Madeira gravy and bread sauce to lobster thermidor and rainbow trout with almonds and chillies. Discover the great modern dishes of today, including twice-baked souffles, salmon and scallop brochettes, and roast leg of lamb with pesto. Classic and contemporary dishes are presented step by step, and with a glorious colour photograph of every finished recipes - over 350 fabulous photographs in total ensure clear instructions, perfect presentation and superb results every time.Entertain with flair and style, by making the setting of the meal - the room, the table and the food - look thoroughly attractive. Planning is the key, so here is useful advice on how to create a truly inviting setting where the focus is on the food and the company, whether the table is set in a dining room, the kitchen, a corner of the sitting room or even the garden. Ideas for simple starters and delicious desserts provide ready inspiration. Lighting, heating, table settings and table linen, flower arrangements, cutlery and crockery all play their part in creating a wonderful party every guest will remember for years.Cooking and sharing good food is one of life's great pleasures. Formal or informal, smart or casual, the comprehensive information and inspirational recipes given here will help any host entertain in the confidence they have created a spectacular lunch or dinner party everyone has enjoyed.