No matter what ever the food event Margot Henderson shows you how from a special family meal, barbecue or picnic to a cocktail party with canapes for 50 or a wedding. She not only shows you how to make it a huge success but how to enjoy it yourself.
Her style is bordering on rustic with a natural approach to food, driven by her passion and years of experience in the restaurant and catering industry.
The recipe selection begin with the all essential bread, a must for every good meal (Grape Bread looks exceptionally tempting). This is followed by breakfast try home-made Granola with Poached Rhubarb and home-made Yoghurt. Lunch recipes include a huge range of dishes and styles: be it a Fish Soup with Aioli, a salad of Fatoush with Chicken Wings, a snack of corn fritters, to more substantial dishes from a comforting Fish Pie and the Sunday Roast with all the trimmings. Of course the dinner recipe selection follows a similar format: with catering to the masses with dishes like Braised Lamb Shanks, to celebratory dinners including a mouth watering dish of Braised Partridge, Potatoes and Pine Nuts. Of course sweets haven't been forgotten with plenty of enticing recipes, she also includes a chapter on cheeses (her favourite way to end a meal). The final chapters of the book includes Parties with lots of canapes and drinks, and alfresco picnics and barbecues. The book is rounded off with a fantastic selection of menu ideas drawn from her catering joint catering business Arnold & Henderson events. What more could you ask for!!
You're All Invited is a real gem, with a light hearted refreshing style, a book that helps you entertain with ease. A great investment now the Festive season is upon us all.