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Author Crabb, Annabel, author

Title Special guest : recipes for the happily imperfect host / Annabel Crabb, Wendy Sharpe
Published Sydney : Murdoch Books, 2018
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Contents Cover; Title; Dedication; Contents; Happily imperfect hosting; Maximum effect, minimum effort recipes; Early bird breakfasts; Bostock; Turkish scrambled eggs; Egg & salmon on rye breakfast squares; Coffee, banana & oat smoothie; St Niklas granola; Heart-starter plum jam; Cheat's piadina; Crumpets with vegemite, mustard & parsley butter; Choc-hazelnut milk buns; Puffy pancake with honey & orange syrup; Fresh corn polenta with baked eggs & smoky tomatoes; Smoked salmon with soda bread & special butter; Stay for lunch; Halloumi, lime & rocket spaghetti; Salmon & mustard rice paper rolls
Chard & cheese tart with poppy-seed pastryStuffed peppers with feta & beans; Fuss-free salmon burgers; Salmon & fennel pie; Turmeric fried fish with noodles; Pierogi russki; Slow-roasted tomato pappardelle with olive tapenade; Marinated tofu with soy beans & pickled cabbage; Crispy-skin fish with rosemary & anchovy cream; Palermo peppers on toast; Roast mushroom cannelloni; Persian new year soup; Shiitake & bok choy noodle soup with pickled eggs; Vegetable & green olive tagine; Smoky eggplant parmigiana; Tofu larb; Cauliflower rarebit; Summer eggplant curry
Mushrooms, white beans & radicchio with soft polentaSalads for all; Roasted & raw vegetable salad with zhug; Thai celeriac salad with peanuts & dried shrimp; Carrot, feta, olive & lentil salad; Cauliflower salad with sherried currants, capers & mint; Glass noodle salad with prawns & pink grapefruit; Mograbieh salad with toasted nuts; Mozzarella salad with spring veg & lemon-infused oil; Potato salad with samphire & lemon; Chickpea salad with cuban mojo; Corn-cob salad with masala butter & coconut sambol; Punched cucumber salad; Mozzarella salad with broccoli, anchovies & olives
Store-cupboard frittataFennel, walnut & sun-dried tomato pappardelle; Kefalograviera, fried egg & rocket rolls; Pea risoni with parmesan & pepper; Spaghetti pangrattato; Fennel, ginger & tomato braise; Clafoutis, or cheat's quiche; Prawn omelette with oyster sauce; Sardine rescue; The levantine; The virgin mary; Sardines with spaghetti, currants & mint; The scandi; French mushroom, kale & polenta soup; Prawn saganaki; Ginger, red lentil & tomato soup; Tagliatelle with lemon cream, pine nuts & broad beans; Flatbread omelette with lime & tomato salsa; Here's one i prepared earlier
Warm goat's cheese salad with grapes & walnutsBring back afternoon tea; Passionfruit curd meringue cake; Peach-leaf vanilla slice; Rhubarb syrup crumb cake; Cherry ricotta bundt cake; Chocolate celebration cake; Citrus mascarpone layer cake; Apricot, pistachio & rosewater coronet; Pistachio louise cake; Bienenstich tray cake; Mandarin & honey madeleines; Moroccan chocolate & almond surprise biscuits; Sticky pumpkin gingerbread; Seeded oat, dark chocolate & barberry cookies; Crowded house; Crab & nasturtium sandwiches; Chilli beans with lime leaves & avocado salsa; Limey corny salmon bake
Summary If you are someone who prepares for guests by sweeping bills, laundry and newspapers behind sofa cushions, take heart! It's possible to be an imperfect host, but happily so. The essential ingredient is not, paradoxically, the food, nor the perfect house to host in, but the sentiment you convey when you open the door. Do your eyes say: 'I like you and I enjoy your company, ' or does a weepy cloud of visceral horror descend as pine nuts burn quietly in the kitchen?Special Guest is a gentle guide to turning easy basic fare into something of a celebration. For when you want to say to your friends with their spouses and ten small children, 'Why don't you stay for lunch?' without hating yourself afterwards. Learn the lesson of 'one splendid thing done well' without regard to the hundred other things, and call the day a success. Pick up some pointers for the modern conundrum that is cooking for people with seemingly incompatible dietary requirements. Hosting your friends is not about showing off; it is about delighting others. Your dining table might be decorated with a pile of unmatched socks and kids' homework, but that's no reason not to invite friends in for a chat, a sit-down and something delicious to eat. Annabel Crabb is one of Australia's best-loved TV and media personalities and a joyfully imperfect host. Wendy Sharpe is Annabel's oldest friend, a recipe consultant on Kitchen Cabinet and co-conspirator in mad-capped cookery projects
Analysis Australian
Notes Includes index
Online resource; title from EPUB title page (OverDrive, viewed November 26, 2018)
Subject Cooking
Entertaining -- Australia
Form Electronic book
Author Sharpe, Wendy, author
ISBN 1760637939 (electronic bk.)
9781760637934 (electronic bk.)