Whether you’ve been having people over for years or the thought terrifies you, this beautiful collection of recipes and advice is a guide for effortless hosting. Rose Prince offers inspiring ideas, practical recipes, menus and tips, no matter the occasion, the space in your home or your budget. Her philosophies are fresh and lovely – no stuffy dinner parties here! For my next gathering around our kitchen table in our small but cosy city apartment, I’m tossing up between Rose’s Persian feast, or my own menu made up of her recipes: marinated slow-cooked lamb shoulder; kale with apple and walnuts; smoky aubergines; and, to finish, iced chocolate parfait (served with thimbles of chilled almond liqueur, for slow sipping).
Compiled by Claire Ferrandi