Entertaining Solo

Macdonald, Chaire

ISBN: 0593050223

Publisher: Transworld Publishers Ltd

A unique cook book for those who cook and entertain guests on their own. Over 40% of the U. K. population live on their own but single handed entertaining is rarely considered in cook books. Any of us who entertain know how much work this can be: cooking, entertaining and cleaning; but the idea of doing this on ones own can be daunting.

Claire Macdonald has put together a collection of delicious and uncomplicated recipes that can be prepared in advance, making entertaining easier and allowing the individual to enjoy the company of their guests. All levels of entertaining have been provided for with casual dishes such as Ham and Butterbean Soup and Baked Spare Ribs, to more elaborate recipes including Rock Turbot on a bed of Sautéd Fennel and Iced Cappuccino Parfait.

This book is not only a fabulous book for the solo entertainer but also for anyone who loves cooking. It's full of enticing dishes and lots of tips on easy entertaining, making it a great addition to the single cook's book collection. Recipes are easy to follow and include serving suggestion and alternatives. As is usual for Claire Macdonald, the book puts a strong emphasis on seasonal ingredients.