on 30 October 2006
I bought Ruth Watson's last book and really liked it. This latest one is full of recipes for 8 people which is fabulous as I really like entertaining and they're exactly the kind of food my friends and family like eating. I made the lemon tart and the roast lamb on Sunday and they were both fantastic. They are also clearly written and explained. I like starters so was slightly disappointed that all the recipes in this chapter are for delicatessan type food, but they're useful if you haven't got time to cook a whole 3 course meal. I also like the humour Ruth Watson brings to the book. It's a good read too.
on 14 July 2007
I rarely if ever find myself cooking for fewer than 7 or 8 people, this book has real recipes, not the nouvelle cuisine portions that one finds in other cook books, the recipes work and the food is excellent, so no more trying to double things to make a recipe accommodate the number at your table, there are traditional and New recipes, something for every meal....I wouldn't be without this book.
on 6 November 2006
This book really does what it says on the tin -great recipes that give you time to prepare ahead and enjoy pre dinner drinks with your guests.
Clear instructions, beautiful illustrations, delicious results -perfect!
on 28 April 2015
This was bought as a gift, I already have a copy. I've purchased this for so many friends now. Every single recipe in here works, and best of all, every single recipe feed 8 - your basic weekend dinner party size. The cheesecake and lemon tart are sublime. I think I've made most the recipes, they work every single time without a hitch. Can't recommend it enough.