"Victoria and Lucinda's practical yet innovative approach is bound to be a winner, whether you are new to cooking or you entertain every week of the year. We know we won't be entertaining without it."
-Trinny Woodall and Susannah Constantine, authors of What Not To Wear
Divided into monthly segments with menus for lunch and dinner, seasonal table settings, and flower arranging ideas, and featuring Mark Cator's professional photography, this book opens a new world for people who want to entertain beautifully without becoming stressed and worn out. This is Martha Stewart but with a decidedly modern take; in essence, it is entertaining made easy. The recipes are interlaced with snippets about the authors' lives, family, and friends; the origins of many of the recipes from their wide international circle; and with beautiful table settings inspired by the pastels of Edward Lear and others. Also included are tips on how to time and how to organize yourself in the run up to an important celebration in your home.
Victoria Cator studied at Christie's, and Lucinda Bruce was educated in Paris and returned to London to work in the contemporary art world. Both are skilled cooks and interior designers. For many years, both have wanted to write a cookbook that includes the recipes and design knowledge collected by their family and friends.