Cooking & Entertaining

Let's Do Dinner: Perfect do-ahead meals for family and friends

James Ramsden's fresh, modern recipes for "do-ahead dinners" mean you can entertain without the stress of spending your whole evening in the kitchen.

"This is a book you really want. No fifteen-minute magic or culinary sorcery, just
practical staged cooking of the most sumptuous dishes." -- Yotam Ottolenghi

Welcome friends with an aperitif, before serving up a home-cooked feast, without spending precious socializing time in the kitchen. Chef James Ramsden first honed his skill for creating exciting, tasty food without fuss at his popular supper club, The Secret Larder. He has built a reputation for creating exciting, trendy, tasty food without the gaga gourmet. Here, he shares the secret to preparing meals for guests--the key is simple: make it in advance. The book offers 150 creative and stress-free recipes for easy entertaining.

About The Author

James Ramsden is a food writer, cook, and knife-for-hire. He has written about food and cookery for the Guardian, The Times, the FT, London Evening Standard, and many others. He now runs two critically acclaimed restaurants in London, including the Observer Food Monthly Awards Best Restaurant 2017, Pidgin, and its younger sister, Magpie. He also hosts the hit podcast series "The Kitchen is on Fire" and is the author of Small Adventures in Cooking and two other Pavilion titles, Do-ahead Christmas (2014) and Love Your Lunchbox (2014).

  • Publish Date: September 10, 2019
  • Format: Trade Paperback
  • Category: Cooking - Entertaining
  • Publisher: Pavilion
  • Trim Size: 7-3/8 x 9-5/8
  • Pages: 240
  • US Price: $19.95
  • CDN Price: $26.95
  • ISBN: 978-1-911624-73-8

Author Bookshelf: James Ramsden