Food for Friends makes cooking for any number of friends or family a relaxed, enjoyable affair. Fran Warde's fabulous recipes and straightforward approach make it easy, whatever your lifestyle. Divided into 28 themed events, the book covers every occasion, from a Children's Tea Party or Beach Banquet to an elegant New Year's Eve celebration or Party Buffet. The first half of the book is for Everyday Entertaining, while the second half offers stylish ideas for Parties and Celebrations. For each menu, Fran suggests appropriate wine or drinks, and offers a clear, simple work plan, telling you how far in advance you can make each dish, and in what order it is best to prepare them - making life even easier.