Recipes & tips for party perfection

This week, we're honing our dinner party skills - while sticking to a tight budget...

Easy entertaining recipes

In a rush? You can still put on a splendid spread when pushed for time...


Invite everyone to dig into our feed-a-crowd platters.

Healthy dinner party recipes

Lean cuisine for the conscientious host.

Top 10 dinner party tips

Simple ways to keep a cool head while preparing for a party.

Top Tip

I always say, if you are having a dinner party or friends over, don’t try to impress on the starter, main and dessert - just try and impress on one of those. Keep maybe the starter nice and simple, and likewise the dessert - something simple and seasonal so you can spend more time on the main course.

Skills & know how

As well as helping you decide what to cook we can also help you to cook it. From tips on cookery techniques to facts and information about health and nutrition, we’ve a wealth of foodie know how for you to explore.

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