Tuesday, 11 May 2010

Meals in Heels

We all have little secrets about ourselves that we would rather be swept under the rug, don't we?  I've decided to share mine with you in case anybody else shares my guilty pleasure.

My addiction has been going strong for several  months now and I can't seem to break its grip.  It's called Come Dine With Me.  It's a television program in the UK where 4 or 5 strangers have a dinner party competition.  They each take a turn at hosting their best dinner party.  Fussy food, cooking tips, lots of vino, dinner table spats - it's compulsive viewing.  The prize is £1,000.  (Now that would buy a lot of cookbooks!) 

The recession and Come Dine With Me have influenced people to entertain at home more these days.  If you're a dinner party diva, you will be pleased to know that help is at hand.  It's called Meals in Heels by Jennifer Joyce.  

published by Murdoch Books (2010), £12.99

This is a fantastic cookbook for those who like to entertain.  Not only are the recipes impressive, but the dinner party advice is indispensable.  The author, Jennifer Joyce, is a professional food writer, stylist and chef.  She is a regular contributor to British food magazines.  She knows her stuff.

The "Getting Started" chapter which opens the book will get your dinner party off on a good footing.  Advice for creating the perfect menu, determining the right amount of food to make, and food styling tips will help make your dinner party a wild success.

Recipes which will make you click your heels include:
  • West Indies Chicken with Mango Salsa
  • Mini Beef Wellingtons
  • Sugar-rubbed Pork with Bourbon and Maple Glaze
  • Green Beans with Sticky Soy Cashews
 Meals in Heels will definitely help you entertain in style.  Now put on your heels and get busy.

"I don't know who invented high heels, but all women owe him a lot” - Marilyn Monroe


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