Synopses & Reviews
There comes a moment when every hose needs help with the menu, flowers, timing, or decor. Here is the one book that will take all the stress out of party planning. Whether you are organizing an information brunch or picnic, a lavish dinner, champagne buffet or a cocktail party, this superbly illustrated guide is packed with inspirational ideas on how to entertain with style. Renowned cook and floral designer Malcolm Hillier suggests innovative themes and gives practical tips on choosing tableware, linen, flowers, and lighting, guaranteeing that any event will be an affair to remember. Fantastic recipes can be adapted for any number of guests. They include exotic dishes such as Peppered Scallops, provincial food like Flemish-style Beef, and rich finales including Chocolate and Coffee Cheesecake. complete menus and recommended drinks are suggested for all types of occasion. Expert, user-friendly instructions are also given for making fabulous floral arrangements and alluring table settings that add a truly professional touch when entertaining at home.
Designed for people with a busy lifestyle, this highly acclaimed series of inspiring and practical paperbacks cover a wide range of topics. Each book is a showcase of the trademark DK style that marries instructive photographs with easy-to-read text.
About the Author
Malcolm Hillier's love of good food has taken him to many fine restaurants around the world. Now, after years of experimenting in his own kitchen with his favorite combination of food and flavors, he brings his readers another sumptuous cookbook. His early best-selling books for DK were a showcase for his skills as a floral and garden designer. More recently, he has turned his creative energies to cookbooks with Good Food Fast.