Recipes & tips for party perfection

Entertaining can be tough. Whether you have hours to spare or a matter of minutes, our favourite dinner party recipes and top entertaining tips will make sure your night goes without a hitch...

Easy entertaining recipes

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

Sharing recipes

A quiet night in with friends is complete with our platters, dips and sharing favourites...

Healthy dinner party ideas

Impressive and healthy rarely go hand in hand, but our healthy dinner party dishes are the exception

Top 10 dinner party tips

Make sure your dinner party goes smoothly with our top entertaining tips...

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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