Perfect Summer Party Food This is the easiest summer lunch/dinner food for a crowd of people, and a delight to serve as it is all prepared in advance and delivers a wow factor when brought to the table.  This isn’t a recipe as such, more an indication of the quantities needed for 10 people. Serve […]

  Guild member Aggie MacKenzie, columnist for delicious. magazine and internationally renowned TV broadcaster, will be the presenter at this year’s Guild of Food Writers’ Awards, the UK’s biggest food book, writing and media awards. The 2013 Awards party will be on Wednesday 29 May at the RIBA, 66 Portland Place, London W1B 1AD. A memorable canapé menu […]

  I recently came across this old hand written menu, which was created for a fashion launch way back in 1989. The designers of fashion house, Workers for Freedom, launched their new all-white collection and we designed the dinner around this theme. There were around 100 guests, who we seated at one huge, long table […]

Stretchable Lunch Party Food This is the ideal family weekend lunch; easy to assemble, tasty and can be stretched if more people turn up. My friend Dawn and her Jack joined us for lunch on Easter Monday and I made a lunch to suit everyone. I’d made some focaccia bread and teamed this with a […]

Vintage Inspired 50th Birthday Party – a very nice menu Today I am cooking party food for a friend who is having her first party since she was 17 and she wanted to make it very special. She had collected lots of vintage china and wanted to serve tea inspired cocktails in her teacups and […]

Here are some fabulous white coloured cocktails to make up for the lack of snow. Cocktails always get the party going and the rule of thumb is that one per person is too little, two is divine and three is too much!  See at the end of the post for quantities and tips on how […]

MINI GOUGERES Gougeres are large cheese puffs made of a ring of choux pastry, which is then cut into wedges to serve and hail from the Burgundy region in France. This version is the ideal little snack to serve with drinks, hot from the oven. I recently did a party for 250 in Little Venice […]