Perfect Party Food Made SimpleAuthor: Bridget Jones
Publisher: Lorenz Books
Edition: Paperback with flaps
Publish date: October 2006
Over 120 delicious easy-to-follow recipes to help you put together the perfect party menu Successful party planning with the minimum of fuss, with advice on making guest lists, seating plans, table settings, decorations and themed parties Over 650 full colour photographs including step-by-step instructions and glorious pictures of every finished dish Useful information on menu planning, equipment, food preparation, cooking ahead and essential party food, wine and drinks Appetizing party favourites include simple nibbles, finger food, dips and dippers, and recipes for informal brunches, lunches and suppers Stylish salads, popular dishes for barbecues and picnics, and delicious desserts and puddings Stunning buffet centrepieces and recipes for formal entertaining such as dinner parties and festive occasions How to plan and throw the perfect party and cook successfully under pressure Whether throwing a cocktail party, a birthday buffet or having friends around for supper, this book has all the information and recipes you will need. Planning ahead is the key to success and advice is given on all the essentials, from deciding on the type of party and making guest lists, to creating the appropriate atmosphere and table stylings, and estimating food and drink requirements. The detailed sections on party food basics will help you plan your menu and party drinks down to the last detail. In the recipe section of the book there is a choice of elegant canapes and nibbles, including Party Eggs and Bitesize Brioches. Light bites, finger food, dips and dippers are all party treats and will disappear quickly, and there are many recipes to choose from. Brunches, lunches and fork suppers include tasty dishes such as Potato and Red Pepper Frittata. The section on buffet centrepieces includes impressive recipes such as Cider-glazed Ham and Rich Game Pie. Cooking for friends is fun and there are many fabulous big dish recipes to entertain guests with the minimum of fuss, including Seafood Laksa, tasty fondues, and the more adventurous dish Mongolian Firepot. Formal entertaining is made easy with elegant soups such as Cappuccino of Puy Lentils, Lobster and Tarragon, and tasty appetizers include the classic Chicken Liver Pate and Crab Salad with Rocket. Main course dishes include Goat?s Cheese Souffle, Fillets of Sea Bream in Filo Pastry, Beef Wellington, and festive dishes such as the traditional Roasted Stuffed Turkey. There are stylish salads including the colourful Peruvian Salad and refreshing Watermelon and Feta Cheese Salad. The section on outdoor eating includes barbecue and picnic dishes such as Seared Tuna Steaks with Red Onion Salsa, Barbecued Chicken and Herbed Greek Pies. Everybody loves sweet treats at parties and the recipes included are sure to be party hits. Impress your guests with desserts such as Frozen Grand Marnier Souffles, Iced Lime Cheesecake or Chocolate Chestnut Roulade. From the day you decide to have a party, to washing up the last glasses after the final guest has left, you will find this book is an invaluable asset in making your party one to remember.