Parmesan Cheese Sablés To make about 30, using a 5cm round cutter, slightly less using a heart shaped cutter These are extremely easy to make, and well worth the effort. It takes no time to make a large batch and keep in the deep freeze until needed. They are perfect with pre-dinner drinks.For a Valentine’s […]

A taste of summer and perfect on crostini with a glass of chilled pink wine. A regular free treat in South of France restaurants to keep you going whilst you peruse the menu. INGREDIENTS 1 garlic clove, crushed 1 lemon, juice only 3 tbsp capers, chopped 6 anchovy fillets, chopped 250g/9oz black olives, pitted small […]

  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 […]

Here is a surprising little canape, which is quick and easy (which we like) and one which packs a tasty punch. Next time you have some friends over try giving them these as a treat. Find some black crystal skewers to spear them with and you have an elegant, unusual mouthful. I like to serve […]

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 […]

My latest Cook Up A Party workshop in the lovely Medicine Garden in Cobham was a huge success, great fun with a lovely crowd. We stirred, sniffed, discussed, chopped and chatted away whilst making an exciting array of canapes and party food. In a nutshell, this is my guide to canapes: Menu planning When choosing […]