So, you've got friends round tonight and what are you going to cook? The problem is if you get stuck into something complicated, you'll have no time to spend with them.
Plus, we have all experienced the dreaded list of exotic ingredients, which are never on the shelf at the supermarket when you need them. We don't all live next door to a Chinese supermarket or Italian deli you know.
Help is at hand with "Eating in with James Martin". The book has sections such as Starters, Light lunches, Main Courses, Dinner for Two, etc. Each have really good quality, easy to prepare (and cook) recipes. I have cooked about half of the book over about a year and have had few problems getting any of the ingredients or interpreting the directions. James has also included some really useful tips in the book, plus he suggests alternatives to many of the ingredients.
Provided you have a reasonable cooking technique, you enjoy Italian/French style cuisine, you will absolutely love this book. If you are looking for inspiration, there are plenty of them here.
Need I say more?