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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!

Christmas Feasts and Treats

Christmas Feasts and Treats

Author: Donna Hay Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 14/11/2019

Donna Hay makes Christmas cooking and entertaining so easy, with this must-have collection of over 200 easy, delicious, reliable and totally fabulous Christmas recipes to make, enjoy and give over the festive season. I've had a hand in cooking Christmas feasts for as long as I can remember, but because it comes around only once a year, I know it can be a little bit daunting - especially if you're attempting a new glazed ham or you're asked to bring something different for dessert. This book is full of recipes I love and trust for exactly those times. With step-by-step images and plan-ahead tips, you can change-up your menu with confidence. And, while I admit I never stray too far from the classics at Christmas (call me nostalgic!), you'll find plenty of modern styling ideas and time-saving tricks inside.

Game-Day Eats 100 Recipes for Homegating Like a Pro

Game-Day Eats 100 Recipes for Homegating Like a Pro

Author: Eddie Jackson Format: Hardback Release Date: 31/10/2019

Create epic feasts for game days at home with this full-color cookbook from former NFL star and celebrity chef Eddie Jackson that includes 100 fresh and inventive recipes for tailgating at home. There's nothing like day full of football and great food. While many fans tailgate on game days-gathering in the stadium parking lot to grill and eat with family and friends-the real fun of the weekend for former pro-football star and celebrity chef Eddie Jackson is homegating : throwing a party in your own living room or den. With homegating, the party doesn't have to stop once the game starts. Game-Day Eats combines Eddie's two greatest passions-cooking and football-in one hearty cook's playbook. Eddie gives you more than 100 recipes centered around eating, drinking, and spending time with friends while enjoying the game at home. The key to a great homegate is food that can be cooked while spending time with your guests. Because you're cooking in your own kitchen, you can go way beyond brats, chili, and cheeseburgers. With Game-Day Eats you can enjoy mouthwatering Roasted Tomatillo Nachos and Spicy Pesto Wings as well as fun surprises like Citrus Beer Floats and Eddie's patented Savory Pizza Bombs. Eddie shows how anyone at any culinary skill level can create festive feasts any day of the week. Each inventive and hearty recipe includes steps that can be done ahead of time or prepped very quickly so that you don't miss a play-whether your gathering for a traditional Sunday afternoon or for a weeknight game. With influences from his pro days, his culinary escapades, and his NFL buddies like Ken Hamlin and Quinton Caver, the food in Game-Day Eats is sure to win over your favorite crowd. Game-Day Eats is illustrated with 150-175 full color photos throughout.

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.

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: 08/10/2019

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.

Le Corbuffet

Le Corbuffet

Author: Esther Choi Format: Hardback Release Date: 03/10/2019

It started as a series of dinner parties that Esther Choi-artist, architectural historian, and self-taught cook-hosted for friends after she stumbled across an elaborate menu crafted for Walter Gropius in 1937. Combining a curiosity about art and design with a deeply felt love of cooking, Choi has assembled a playful collection of recipes that are sure to spark conversation over the dinner table. Featuring Choi's own spectacular photography, these sixty recipes riff off famous artists or architects and the works they are known for. Try Quiche Haring with the Frida Kale-o Salad, or the Robert Rauschenburger followed by Flan Flavin. This cookbook is strikingly beautiful and provocative as it blurs the boundaries between art and everyday life and celebrates food in an engaging and imaginative way.

Beautiful Boards 50 Amazing Snack Boards for Any Occasion

Beautiful Boards 50 Amazing Snack Boards for Any Occasion

Author: Maegan Brown Format: Hardback Release Date: 24/09/2019

Make mealtimes, special occasions, and holidays extra memorable with these 50 delicious, inspiring, family-friendly, and easy-to-recreate snack boards. Visually exciting and deliciously enticing, The BakerMama's snack boards move beyond (and include) classic cheese and charcuterie and are comprised of easy-to-find fresh and prepared foods, arranged in beautiful, artful, and whimsical ways (think a football shape for watching the game and a turkey shape for celebrating Thanksgiving). The variety of foods on each board are great for a group, big or small, and will bring people together through snacking, all while introducing kids to foods they might not normally try. Plus, you can make the boards ahead of time, so you can actually sit down and spend time with your loved ones. In this book, you will find boards for anytime, entertaining and special occasions, seasons and holidays, breakfast and brunch, meals, and desserts. Impress your family and friends with artful masterpieces, including: After School Board Date Night In Board Birthday Dessert Board Unicorn Board Summer Board Candy Cane Caprese Board Pancake Board Bloody Mary Board Build-Your-Own Taco Board Cobb Salad Board Build-Your-Own Sundae Board Along with The BakerMama sharing her tips to get you into the board mind-set, every board is accompanied by a gorgeous, large photo and step-by-step instructions to make each one easy to recreate. Beautiful Boards is an entertaining game changer that will have you spending less time in the kitchen and more time having fun.

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: Format: Hardback Release Date: 10/09/2019

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.

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

Mad Hungry: Game Day Food Fan-Favorite Recipes for Winning Dips, Nachos, Chili, Wings, and Drinks

Mad Hungry: Game Day Food Fan-Favorite Recipes for Winning Dips, Nachos, Chili, Wings, and Drinks

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.

The Friendsgiving Handbook

The Friendsgiving Handbook

Author: Emily Stephenson Format: Hardback Release Date: 27/08/2019

The popularity of Friendsgiving celebrations grows every year, and whether it's because of that weird uncle or the distance between your home and mom's table, The Friendsgiving Handbook is here for those who aspire to take part. With 25 delicious recipes that cover every part of the meal-from Simple but Classic Roast Turkey and Garlic-Miso Gravy, to Sauteed Brussels Sprouts with Pine Nuts and Concord Grape Pie-this cookbook encourages home chefs to attempt the classics or experiment with something new. It is packed with helpful advice on planning ahead, decorating a table, and creating an oven schedule. This guide is essential for hosting a Thanksgiving celebration, whether a potluck or a sit-down affair, with your family of choice.

Tasting Table Cooking with Friends Recipes for Modern Entertaining

Tasting Table Cooking with Friends Recipes for Modern Entertaining

Author: Geoff Bartakovics Format: Hardback Release Date: 07/05/2019

Tasting Table's Cooking with Friends updates the classic menu cookbook for a new generation of heroic hosts and dinner party emcees. No need to wake up at dawn and martyr yourself in the kitchen all day: These menus are designed to be made with a few gracious friends who arrive early enough to be your sous chefs. Sure, you still have to manage the invitations, order groceries, and hide that hamper in a closet, but crowd sourced cooking (and cleanup, if you're lucky) makes entertaining easier so you can do it more often. In Tasting Table's Cooking with Friends readers will find recipes that cater to the busy people of today. This is a menu-based cookbook, but everything can also be cooked by itself. For example, there's a Friendsgiving menu with a killer One-Pan Cheddar Mac 'n' Cheese and a crazy delicious Hoisin BBQ glazed Turkey Breast. There's also a backyard shrimp boil menu, a vegetarian dinner for omnivores, and a meal of heavy apps before a big night out. No matter the occasion, Tasting Table has you covered. This book of recipes and lists and instructions is also a freewheeling source of general inspiration. It will encourage readers to gather more often for unplanned antics with old friends and new prospects alike and to make countless memories of delicious meals enjoyed together.