21/12/2012 12:33 GMT | Updated 21/12/2012 14:03 GMT

8 Best Modern 'Starters' Recipes (PICTURES)

After HuffPost UK Lifestyle asked politely, eight of the greatest cooks from Great British Chefs came forward with their best starters recipes for entertaining this Christmas.

Remember, if your guests are impressed at the start of the meal, there's a good chance they may forget the rest :)

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8 Recipes For Starters