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In our busy lives, even having a few friends over for a meal can seem a time-consuming and daunting task. In this much-needed book, the experienced Darina Allen smoothes away the stress of entertaining with over 250 recipes that cover everything from three-course dinners to tapas and one-pot suppers. The chapters include Starters, Finger Food, Brunch, Formal Dinners, Family Desserts and Festive Meals and the recipes are balanced so that you can prepare some dishes in advance. There are modern recipes from around the world as well as vegetarian options, with advice on tables settings, menu planning and wine accompaniments. This is the only book you will ever need for entertaining at home.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781856267618
ISBN-10: 185626761X
Format: Paperback
(275mm x 220mm x mm)
Pages: 304
Imprint: Kyle Cathie
Publisher: Kyle Books
Publish Date: 25-Sep-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom


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Author Biography - Darina Allen

Darina Allen is Ireland's best-known food ambassador and the author of Ballymaloe Cookery Course, Irish Traditional Cooking, A Year at Ballymaloe Cookery School and Healthy Gluten-free Eating. She has appeared on many television shows and has presented 9 series of Simply Delicious. She is a tireless campaigner for local produce, setting up Ireland's first Farmers' Market and is on the board of The Soil Association.

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