The aim of this book is to provide quick and simple, yet impressive recipes for those who love to entertain but don't have much time. The book demonstrates the art of mixing quality "instant" foods from supermarket shelves such as bags of salad leaves, frozen stocks, couscous, filo pastry and ingredients from jars, with fresh natural ingredients such as poultry and seafood. The recipes intend to provide a three-course meal from scratch which takes 90 minutes to prepare. Included are 50 complete dinner party menus, with quantities described in handfuls, slugs and tablespoons to avoid time-consuming weighing. In each recipe the order of preparation is listed and many meals can be prepared in advance and frozen, and this is indicated by symbols for easy identification. The recipes provide a mixture of cuisines from all over the world, such as chorizo, walnut salad, sweet onion and harissa tart, roast tuna with tomato pesto crust and oriental roast vegetable satay on poppadoms.