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How to Enjoy Cooking for a Dinner Party

How to Enjoy Cooking for a Dinner Party

Cooking stimulates your senses. Close your eyes and conjure up some of your favourite foods. If you try, right now, you can smell the aroma of freshly baked bread, or a chicken roasting in the oven. If you take the time, you can savour the many delicate flavours combined to produce any dish. You can […]

How to Plan a Formal Dinner Party at Your House

How to Plan a Formal Dinner Party at Your House

If you plan your dinner party carefully, you’ll enjoy it much more. You want to enjoy as much time as you can sitting with your guests, and not spend the evening rushing to and from the kitchen. Decide on the main course, then plan a starter and dessert to complement it. Check your guests’ dietary […]

How to Prepare a Dinner Party

How to Prepare a Dinner Party

The art of being a great host or hostess is in choosing your companions well, looking after their every need and making it all seem perfectly effortless. An excellent addition to the list, I always think, is never running out of drink! Entertaining has changed dramati­cally over the last 20 years. Think about what your […]

How to Pick the Right Wine for Dinner Party

How to Pick the Right Wine for Dinner Party

There are different levels of dinner party — from the relatively informal ‘friends round’ to the full-on five-star bash that takes weeks to plan and days to prepare. The way you approach your wine depends on how special the occasion is. What is true, though, is that these are occasions when going the extra few […]