Ditch the restaurant reservations and host at home instead.
It's time to dust off the good china and get out your special tablecloth, dinner parties are back in style. Whether you're entertaining family and friends for a special occasion or throwing together a casual spread, there's a cookbook here to help you nail it. For extravagant feasts look to The Cook's Table, Ottolenghi Flavour or Food, Fashion, Friends for inspiration. For homely recipes that are sure to impress check out Together, Good Food Every Day or Rick Stein at Home. Keep scrolling for a selection of our favourite dinner party recipes.
Recipes to try
With cocktail sauce, avo, tomatoes & crispy pancetta crumbs.
An appetising vegetarian side from Ottolenghi SIMPLE – perfect for brunch.
What appeals to me about this salad is the combination of lightly poached chicken, bean sprouts, spring onions and herbs with roasted chopped nuts and sesame seeds, and the slightly gloopy fish sauce, lime juice and chilli dressing.
A simple pasta dish that you can whip up in minutes from Claudia Roden's Med.
These chickpeas have had their fair share of Insta fame for a multitude of reasons.
A fresh and delicious lasagne to enjoy regularly.
This dessert ticks all our flavour boxes.
Try this irresistible recipe from Stephanie Alexander’s The Cook’s Table.
An epic celebration cake topped with decadent marshmallow icing.