There are few things more enjoyable than a get-together with friends and family. Here you'll find advice on inspirational ideas for table settings and more than 150 perfect recipes. An introduction to The Elements of Successful Entertaining looks at tableware and linens, setting a table, and using lighting and flowers to add decorative touches. The recipe collection begins with ideas for Informal Brunches. Delight your friends with Granola, Nectarine, and Ricotta Parfait; and Smoked Salmon Kedgeree. Simple ideas for Nibbles and Sharing Plates include Spicy Cajun Mixed Nuts; and Parmesan and Rosemary Wafers. Simple Appetizers & Salads to try are Stuffed Giant Mushrooms with Feta and Herbs; and Cucumber and Fromage Frais Verrines with Smoked Salmon. Effortless Mains include Slowcooked Spiced Pork Belly with Apple and Fennel; and Gnocchetti Pasta with Chorizo and Seared Shrimp. Special Occasions call for Baked Salmon with Chile and Fresh Herbs; or Roast Beef Rib-eye with Caf de Paris Butter and Asparagus. Feeding a crowd can be challenging but keep it simple. Try Artichoke, Mushroom, and Olive Pasta Bake with Provolone. Indulgent Desserts round off any meal -choose from Messy Strawberries Romanoff; or Vin Santo Tiramis. Finally, a chapter dedicated to Drinks provides recipes for cocktails, plus food and wine matching lists to help you get it just right. o More than 150 recipes for every style of occasion. The perfect gift for anyone with a passion for entertaining, packed full of inspiring photographs and delicious recipes.