Parties can be great way of catching up with lots of people at once, but trying to keep enough tasty food circulating has been known to cause some of the best hosts to stumble. As the party season accelerates, and friends and family descend from all quarters, keeping up the flow of enticing nibbles and canapés can be a challenge. With mini meals like tiny fish and chips and mini beef wellingtons becoming the norm, and meze and tapas a popular treat, this inspired collection gives you new ideas for nourishing your guests, along with clever and efficient serving suggestions for small bites. From the most exotic show stoppers to the old favourites (ride in those Devils on Horseback), amuse and delight your guests with ease, while ensuring no-one goes hungry. All this alongside ingenious planning tips to save you from spending the entire time in the kitchen and ensuring an entertaining and simple way of producing platefuls of deliciously eatable finger food.
Pickles & Chutneys
There is a real satisfaction in opening up a jar of homemade pickle, chutney or savoury relish. With so many varieties of vegetables available throughout the year, there is no need to wait for the traditional autumn bounty. Whatever your favourite vegetable, there is a way to preserve it for eating later. Pickling and preserving are time-honoured ways of making the most of the local vegetable stall - it's so easy and we show you how.