Dinner Party.

Down With Dinner Parties!

Kathy Slack | Posted 12.10.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Kathy Slack

Dinner parties. So 1970s. They reek of vol-au-vents, Margo Leadbetters and awkward silences. The very mention of the D-P words and I am consumed by visions of an Abigail's Party nightmare. No. Not for me the invitation to 7:30-for-8 soggy canapés and lukewarm cocktails.

How To Cook Like A Belgian: Roast Pheasant And Mother's Waffles

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Preskey | Posted 02.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle

We'll be honest here - our main experience of Belgium comes via literature and the silver screen - Poirot and In Bruges. And while Agatha Christie's l...

Test Your Knowledge Of Mexican Food: Do You Know Your Carnitas From Your Chilaquiles?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 08.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle

With street food continuing to reign this summer, Mexican dishes have gone beyond big hats and plastic bowls filled with handfuls of tortilla chips. ...

From Plus One to Zero at an Awkward Dinner Party Date

The Guyliner | Posted 15.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
The Guyliner

When Polly goes on and on about Toby's previous boyfriends, all of them beautiful demigods who adored Polly and would probably have turned straight for had she asked, I should defend myself, or step up my patter in an attempt to impress her. But I don't care what she thinks, so I nod politely and play with my napkin.

Six Simple Ways to Celebrate the Summer Solstice Tomorrow

Hannah Bullivant | Posted 19.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Hannah Bullivant

Tomorrow is the summer solstice. The longest day of the year, where the Sun is at its highest point in the sky, and the point at which we can firmly say, SUMMER IS HEEEEERE! In other words, cause for some seriously merry festivities.

Poorna Bell

10 Things Come Dine With Me Has Taught Us About Dinner Parties

HuffingtonPost.com | Poorna Bell | Posted 11.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle

All dinner parties are not created equally, and it can take real skill to intuitively understand what might make your guests uncomfortable, what to di...

Tips & Ideas To Ensure You Time Your Dinner Party To Perfection

Huffington Post UK | Jennifer Barton | Posted 09.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle

When it comes to pulling off the perfect dinner party, it's all in the timing - and the planning. From deciding on a menu to figuring out what musi...

Food to Wow Your Guests This Party Season

Sam Wass | Posted 10.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sam Wass

When the Christmas turkey leftovers run out and thoughts turn from mince pies to canapés, how can the traditional New Year fare be reinvigorated to impress your friends and loved ones?

10 Ways To Decorate Your Christmas Dinner Table

Posted 29.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Your turn to host this Christmas? Create a 'wow' factor table for your festive feast with these stylish and affordable Christmas dinner tableware idea...

Easy Dinner Recipes: Ham Hock Pie, Sausage Rolls And Profiteroles

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 16.07.2013 | UK Lifestyle

If baking conjures up images of red velvet cupcakes and victoria sponge cakes, you'd better think again. Mark Hix On Baking is as sweet as it is sa...

Easy Dinner Recipes: Devilled Crab, Beef With Dumplings And Chocolate Cream

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 05.07.2013 | UK Lifestyle

"It would be disingenuous to the animal not to make the most of the whole beast; there is a set of delights, textural and flavoursome, which lie beyon...

Easy Dinner Recipe Ideas: Goat's Cheese, Linguine and Panacotta

The Huffington Post UK | Russell Norman/Polpo | Posted 27.06.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Even if you haven't yet visited Polpo, that gorgeous 'bacaro' style restaurant in London's Soho, you can still recreate its Venetian-style tapas dishe...

How To Create Your Very Own Banquet

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 17.06.2013 | UK Lifestyle

If you thought banquets were reserved for Tudor monarchs or the uber rich, think again. Banquets are back with a tasty vengeance, offering the perf...

Danish Dining With I'm a Kombo (VIDEO)

Crane.tv | Posted 20.06.2012 | UK Lifestyle

There are many reasons to fall in love with Copenhagen. Quality of life, understated style, great citizens and, with Noma acting as a catalyst, an exciting food culture ruled by a sense of adventure and an appreciation for sourcing quality ingredients.

Trainers at a Dinner Party?

William Hanson | Posted 27.10.2011 | UK Lifestyle
William Hanson

Whether one is dining in the restaurant car of the Wagon-Lit carriages of the Orient Express, or simply going round for a casual, round the kitchen table supper with friends, one should make an effort and not carelessly abandon one's sense of occasion.