Whether you're a beginner looking for simple, impressive recipes to feed friends and family, or a seasoned host hoping to inject your repertoire with stylish, interesting ideas, you'll find all you need in Dinner & Party.
Rose's stance on entertaining is that the cook shouldn't be banished to the kitchen; cooking for guests needn't be fussy or hard to juggle, but instead made up of dishes - some classics, some novel - that can be prepared in advance, dressed up to impress last minute and enjoyed by everyone. Practicality is central to a book updating the etiquette for entertaining in our times.
With this in mind, Part 1: Dinner showcases easy options for every course, all alongside thoughtful advice about how to source ingredients, when to begin preparation and how to serve. Meanwhile, Part 2: Party provides tried and tested catering ideas for larger groups, from indoor picnics, to standing parties and Christmas dinners.
With sample menus, including an innovative guide to putting the right dishes together through the seasons, this is the friendly, practical guide to making entertaining easy in the 21st century, bringing everyone together.
Rose Prince has been writing and campaigning about food for over 20 years. She writes a column for the Telegraph Magazine and has written four cookbooks, The New English Kitchen (2005), The New English Table (2008), Kitchenella (2010), which was shortlisted for a Galaxy award, and The Pocket bakery (2013). In 2006 she wrote The Savvy Shopper, a book based on the Telegraph column of the same name. She also writes for the Spectator, the Tablet and is a regular contributor to BBC Radio 4's Today Programme and The Food Programme. She has won both a Glenfiddich Award and a Fortnum & Mason Food & Drink award for her food writing. She lives in Dorset, where she runs monthly cooking courses from her kitchen. http://www.roseprince.co.uk/