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Cooking for parties

See below for a selection of the latest books from Cooking for parties category. Presented with a red border are the Cooking for parties books that have been lovingly read and reviewed by the experts at Lovereading. With expert reading recommendations made by people with a passion for books and some unique features Lovereading will help you find great Cooking for parties books and those from many more genres to read that will keep you inspired and entertained. And it's all free!

Vegan Holiday Cooking 60 Meatless, Dairy-Free Recipes Full of Festive Flavors

Vegan Holiday Cooking 60 Meatless, Dairy-Free Recipes Full of Festive Flavors

Author: Kirsten Kaminski Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 29/10/2019

Scrumptious Plant-Based Recipes Full of Nostalgic Holiday Holiday Flavors Never miss out at a holiday feast again! Kirsten Kaminski, founder of The Tasty K, provides all the recipes you need to transform your meat-based holiday staples into satisfying vegan options. Swap out fatty ham for an irresistible Mushroom Wellington with Gravy. Capture all the flavors of traditional stuffing in the even-better Roasted Acorn Squash with Quinoa Stuffing. And no one will miss store-bought desserts once you have a homemade Cinnamon Apple Pie on the table. Kirsten makes each celebration delightful with 60 exciting appetizers, entrees and sides. With hearty, satisfying dishes such as Mushroom Bourguignon, Miso-Tofu Meatballs and Dijon Scalloped Potatoes to replace all the old meat-heavy, dairy-filled fare, you can feel the holiday spirit any time of year.

Let it Snow 24 recipes for festive sweet treats

Let it Snow 24 recipes for festive sweet treats

Author: Agnes Prus Format: Hardback Release Date: 17/10/2019

Bring warmth and sweetness into your home during the most festive months of the year with a whole host of delights, including Matcha & Coconut Trees, Apple Gingerbread, Chocolate & Pecan Snowballs and Pistachio & Raspberry Rings. The recipes in Let it Snow are simple, fun, and will feed a whole Christmas party; and come accompanied by cute decoration ideas and transporting photographs of beautiful snowy scenes.

Mary Berry Cooks Up A Feast Favourite Recipes for Occasions and Celebrations

Mary Berry Cooks Up A Feast Favourite Recipes for Occasions and Celebrations

Author: Mary Berry, Lucy Young Format: Hardback Release Date: 03/10/2019

Here it is - the much-requested book to answer all your party needs and put your mind at rest when cooking for a crowd. In this extra-special updated edition of Mary Berry's popular entertaining cookbook, Mary makes cooking for gatherings of family and friends easy, with over 160 recipes that work well for both small and large numbers of guests. Lavish new photography and bonus festive recipes make this edition a precious self-purchase or an ideal gift for any Mary fan. You'll discover how Mary cooks for her family and friends during the Christmas party season, and for other occasions and celebrations throughout the year. Timeless guidance and expert tips will help you cater successfully on a small scale for dinners and lunches around a table, or on a larger scale for drinks parties, buffets and teatime. Adapting quantities is made easy. Recipes provide two sets of ingredients for serving either 6 or 12 guests, plus there is new advice on how to scale up recipes for any number. Discover tips for preparing in advance, simple shortcuts and stylish presentation ideas - and cook up a feast the stress-free way with Mary.

The Unqualified Hostess I do it my way so you can too!

The Unqualified Hostess I do it my way so you can too!

Author: Whoopi Goldberg Format: Hardback Release Date: 24/09/2019

It s Whoopi here and I ve written this book that, frankly, is the last book anyone would expect from me. Sure, you know me as an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, Tony Award winner (that s an EGOT in case you weren t sure) and a producer and a writer (11 books) and a designer (ah, those crazy holiday sweaters) but you would never think of me as someone with the courage to say, You have everything you need to be fabulous in your own home and set a great table. Let s face it, you look at a lot of books on Entertaining and think to yourself I could never do this in my house, I don t have this stuff and it s not going to look like what I m seeing. That s not what s going to happen here! I want to show you there is great heart in setting the table. Setting it for two or four or the kids or Halloween or for tea just for you. For dinners with friends or for the holidays. I m going to tell you stories about what I do when people come over, and I m going to give you ideas about what you re seeing because Honey, everything in this book is what you can do in your house. You got a 7/11 near you? They sell flowers. Take those bad boys and put them on your table. You got some crazy, kind of cool-looking old plate from your grandmother (or maybe even a fancy silver one) and you don t know what to do with it? You got little kid s toys that have been annoying you forever, put them on the table too. Who s going to tell you it s wrong? Not me! I m going to tell you it s right and I m going to take you on a journey. And don t forget the bathroom; decorate it too, people are going to see it. It s all at your house. Come with me. I ll show you! P.S. I know the glass on the cover is broken. Accidents can happen at every great party!

Joyce's Holiday Favorites

Joyce's Holiday Favorites

Author: Joyce Wince Format: Hardback Release Date: 21/09/2019

Party-Perfect Bites Delicious Recipes for Canapes, Finger Food and Party Snacks

Party-Perfect Bites Delicious Recipes for Canapes, Finger Food and Party Snacks

Author: Milli Taylor Format: Hardback Release Date: 09/09/2019

Get the party started with this mouthwatering collection of more than 100 delicious recipes for canapes and other bite-size morsels that will add style and taste to any social gathering, large or small. Popular dishes and snacks are transformed into down-sized one-bite wonders that are big on presentation as well as bold in taste. Ideas for fresh light bites come from all around the globe, with modern takes on traditional dishes inspired by Mediterranean, Scandinavian, Middle Eastern, Indian, Asian and American cuisines. And for those with a sweet tooth, there are plenty of mini desserts here too, from light and fruity mouthfuls to rich and indulgent bites. Also included are expert menu planners to help you serve the perfect number and selection of cold and hot canapes, matched to the occasion, season and venue - whether it's a festive candlelit cocktail party or an al fresco drinks reception at a summer wedding.

Let's Do Dinner Perfect do-ahead meals for family and friends

Let's Do Dinner Perfect do-ahead meals for family and friends

Author: James Ramsden Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/09/2019

Welcome friends with an aperitif, before serving up a home-cooked feast, without spending precious socialising time in the kitchen. Chef James Ramsden first honed his skill for creating exciting, tasty food without fuss at his popular supper club, The Secret Larder. He now runs two critically acclaimed restaurants, including Observer Food Monthly Awards Best Restaurant 2017 Pidgin and its younger sister, Magpie; and hosts the hit podcast series The Kitchen is on Fire. Here, he shares the secret to preparing meals for guests. The key is simple: make it in advance. With 150 creative and stress-free recipes for easy entertaining, there are a range of fresh, modern ideas from pre-dinner nibbles to mouth-watering mains and cocktails to toast the lot. Chapters include: Small nibbles; Soups; Mains; Vegetables and sides; Puddings; Little sweet things; Drinks; and Menu suggestions 'This is a book you really want. No fifteen-minute magic or culinary sorcery, just practical, staged cooking of the most sumptuous dishes.' Yotam Ottolenghi 'It's fantastic. I want to cook every single thing in it.' India Knight 'Everything you could want from a cookbook: useful, beautiful, delicious.' Dolly Alderton

Entertaining at Home Inspirations from Celebrated Hosts

Entertaining at Home Inspirations from Celebrated Hosts

Author: Ronda Carman, India Hicks Format: Hardback Release Date: 03/09/2019

Leading party aficionados share their successful strategies for delighting family and friends, offering their personal viewpoints and providing behind-the-scenes details that go into creating memorable occasions. They offer their approaches to arranging flowers, setting the table, selecting menus, stocking the pantry, compiling killer playlists, and purchasing the perfect hostess gift. Included are a variety of easy-to-master delectable recipes, such as bacon-wrapped pretzels, seafood chowder, spicy gazpacho, and refreshing sangrias. From a summer social in New Orleans and a lively luncheon in Texas to a lavish winter smorgasbord holiday dinner in Washington, D.C., the hosts offer a myriad of inspirational ideas. Whether it s an elegant table set with Leontine Linens or Pinot Grigio served in colorful cups and paired with potato chips and caviar, this book is a visual trove of festive get-togethers in beautiful residences. Beautifully photographed, it is the essential new go-to entertaining guide.

Mad Hungry: Game Day Food

Mad Hungry: Game Day Food

Author: Lucinda Scala Quinn Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/09/2019

Everybody loves game day, and some of us love game-day food even more. Here is the complete playbook for all the snacks, sides, and mains you'll need to feed the hungry crowd in your home or even at the tailgate. Impress with homemade Spinach Feta Pocket Pies and Quick Fried Chicken, or go for the tried-and-true classics like the perfect guacamole, queso fundido, or a French dip. Drinks like spiked lemonade and a spicy bloody Mary keep the party going.

Binge-Watching Eats Themed Snacks and Drinks for Your Next Binge Watch

Binge-Watching Eats Themed Snacks and Drinks for Your Next Binge Watch

Author: Katherine Bebo Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/09/2019

Hunker down on the sofa for your next box-set binge with a themed bite to eat, or a drink to sip - from snacks and burgers to sticky cakes and strong cocktails, a fun foodie treat is within easy reach! Next time you plan a night in with Netflix why not up the ante by preparing themed food and drinks to keep your energy levels steady and make your viewing experience the best it can be. Choose from the Fantasy chapter and enjoy a slice of Sookie's Grandma's Pecan Pie while squirming at True Blood; or pick a box set and recipe from Crime and chow down on some Los Pollos Hermanos-style fried chicken with Breaking Bad; Medical ideas include some deep-pan pizza with Chicago-based ER, or if a good Legal drama is your thing join lawyer Alicia Florrick in a few shots of well-earned Tequila; Political drama gets a look in too - White House fixer Olivia Pope lives on popcorn and (really) good red wine in the sensational Scandal, or simply get the Girls round for Bundt cake to lighten the mood and forge friendships... Whatever your TV addiction, there is a snack here to enjoy while you stream the hours away.