With the festive season just around the corner, it’s that time of the year to start thinking about inviting friends over for dinner. To help you ensure that your occasion is stress-free and enjoyable for you, here are our top tips:
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More and more people are avoiding gluten in their diets. Whether they have been diagnosed with Coeliac disease or have non-coeliac gluten-intolerance, chances are you know someone who falls into this category. But what do you serve your gluten-free guests when they come over for a meal? Continue Reading →
This summer in Sydney has been a scorcher, with temperatures well above average. This is not the weather to be standing over a hot stove, getting hot and bothered in the kitchen. However, this presents a dilemma, as I love cooking and entertaining. There’s always the barbeque, but even that can be too hot to handle in this heat. So I came up with a challenge for myself: create a 6 course meal that requires absolutely no heat on my part: no cooking in the preparation and all food to be served cold. Oh, and a meal that will please and satisfy a group of discerning foodie friends!
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Every year my husband and I throw a party around Christmas time. It’s a great way to catch up with our friends before Christmas and share some festive hospitality. Continuing this tradition, last weekend we hosted 40+ of our closest friends. It was a warm summer evening, drinks were flowing, food disappeared before I could refill the platters and everyone was in good spirits. My type of party! Continue Reading →
I am very excited to announce that life’s a feast has commenced running cooking classes.
Our Entertaining Made Easy cooking classes are designed to teach its participants to effortlessly and confidently entertain. The classes are more than just a cooking lesson: in addition to preparing a sumptuous meal, you will learn the elements of hosting a successful dinner party or home event in a relaxed and fun environment. Continue Reading →
There’s no doubt about it, home entertaining is back, in a BIG way. We have all heard about the current state of the economy and what the experts are forecasting. The reality is that eating out is a luxury that many people just won’t be able to afford to do on a regular basis. Continue Reading →
I am often asked by my clients what is the best way is to serve the meal once it has been cooked. There are a number of ways of getting each course from the kitchen to your guests’ plates, and your choice will be influenced by the meal you are serving, the number of guests and the degree of formality of the occasion. Continue Reading →