Synopses & Reviews
What's the dish way to entertain?
The simple and stylish way Instead of a stressful sit-down, bring-out-the-good-china dinner party for eight, it's a vibrant stand-up tapas or cocktail party with fun soup shooters and substantial one-bite nibbles. Or, instead of a traditional buffet, it's a gourmet, interactive, family-style dinner gathering with abundant howls and platters of favourite dish salads and mains.
Trish Magwood is the entrepreneur and creative spirit behind the concept that is dish, a cooking school, catering company, cafe and retail business. Known as well for her hit television show party dish, she has refined her own stylish, confident and contemporary approach to cooking and entertaining. Featuring easy-to-master techniques, caterers' tips and top-notch, fresh ingredients, Dish Entertains is precisely the cookbook that time-starved home cooks can turn to for both innovative and classic recipes, without compromising quality or style--always simple, beautiful and deliciously fabulous.
Chapters in Dish Entertains--from hors d'oeuvres, through soups, salads, mains and desserts--are divided in two categories: everyday simple, for your mid-week needs (even dinner with your spouse at the kitchen table counts as entertaining), and special occasions (recipes that are little labours of love for celebrating life's milestones). From simple to elegant, every recipe will inspire with great presentation ideas and time-saving tips.
Dig in and enjoy this gorgeous cookbook that combines the age-old love of food with the new-age love of entertaining. These confidence-inspiring recipes allow you to cook and entertain just for the fun of it, and to be a guest at your own party, too.
The James Beard award-winning dish entertains is a modern classic. Adhering to the style and approach of Trish Magwoods dish cooking studio and catering company, this gorgeous cookbook—available now for the first time in paperback—shows you how to entertain the “dish” way. And what is the dish way? Its a kitchen tapas party instead of a formal sit-down dinner, a cool shooter of soup instead of a standard bowl, a stand-up nibbles spread instead of a buffet. The dish way is the new way: easy, affordable, fun and stylish. With straightforward, professional recipes and stunning photographs, dish entertains is lush and accessible, easy to cook from and a delight to read. Insiders tips, advice and expertise from caterers appear in sidebars throughout. Novice to advanced home cooks will benefit equally from this book, as Magwood inspires us to entertain with style and confidence.
About the Author
Trish Magwood graduated from Queen's University with an honours BA in communications. After receiving her Career Culinary Arts diploma from Peter Kump's cooking school (now ICE) in New York, she began a catering business and later launched dish cooking studio in Toronto. Her television show Party Dish further solidified her status as a "Taste Maker of Tomorrow." Trish lives in Toronto with her husband and two children.