Diva Cooking: Unashamedly Glamorous Party Food by Victoria Blashford-Snell and Jennifer Joyce

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    • Categories: Canapés / hors d'oeuvre; Cooking for a crowd; Entertaining & parties; Summer; Vegetarian
    • Ingredients: baguette bread; cherry tomatoes; balsamic vinegar; avocados; soft goat cheese; Tabasco sauce
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    • Categories: Dips, spreads & salsas; Pancakes, waffles & crêpes; Canapés / hors d'oeuvre; Cooking ahead; Cooking for a crowd; Entertaining & parties; Mediterranean; Vegetarian
    • Ingredients: shallots; Parmesan cheese; nutmeg; green olives; lemons; balsamic vinegar; garlic; parsley; baby bocconcini mozzarella cheese; basil
    • Accompaniments: Monkfish, bacon, and dill pie with Parmesan and spring onion mash
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    • Categories: Sauces, general; Canapés / hors d'oeuvre; Cooking for a crowd; Entertaining & parties; Summer; Picnics & outdoors; Italian; Vegetarian
    • Ingredients: sun-blushed tomatoes; Parmesan cheese; pine kernels; harissa paste; pitta bread; thyme
    • Accompaniments: Guinea fowl breasts with tarragon and crème fraîche
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    • Categories: Cooking ahead; Entertaining & parties; Vegan; Vegetarian
    • Ingredients: pitta bread; thyme; store-cupboard ingredients
    • Accompaniments: Salad mezze plate
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    • Categories: Pies, tarts & pastries; Sauces for poultry; Appetizers / starters; Canapés / hors d'oeuvre; Cooking for a crowd; Entertaining & parties; South American
    • Ingredients: plain flour; sunflower oil; chicken breasts; dried chilli flakes; ground cumin; ground cinnamon; ground cloves; tomato juice; tomato paste; green olives; raisins; avocados; green chillies; coriander sprigs; spring onions; limes; garlic
    • Accompaniments: Mojo-marinated steaks with coriander sauce and Chilean salsa
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    • Categories: Fried doughs; Quick / easy; Canapés / hors d'oeuvre; Cooking for a crowd; Entertaining & parties; Asian; Vegetarian
    • Ingredients: wonton wrappers; ricotta cheese; Roquefort cheese; basil; spring onions; nutmeg
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    • Categories: Salads; Canapés / hors d'oeuvre; Cooking for a crowd; Entertaining & parties; Fall / autumn; American; Vegetarian
    • Ingredients: white bread; little gem lettuce; Parmesan cheese; chives; egg yolks; caster sugar; sunflower oil
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    • Categories: Dips, spreads & salsas; Canapés / hors d'oeuvre; Cooking for a crowd; Entertaining & parties; Winter
    • Ingredients: walnut bread; cream cheese; smoked trout; baby capers; parsley; spring onions
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    • Categories: Dips, spreads & salsas; Pies, tarts & pastries; Canapés / hors d'oeuvre; Breakfast / brunch; Cooking for a crowd; Entertaining & parties; Mediterranean
    • Ingredients: filo pastry; smoked salmon; red peppers; yellow peppers; balsamic vinegar; basil; limes; dill; crème fraîche
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    • Categories: Vegan; Vegetarian
    • Ingredients: cherry tomatoes; balsamic vinegar
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    • Categories: Vegan; Vegetarian
    • Ingredients: sesame seeds
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    • Categories: Vegan; Vegetarian
    • Ingredients: French bread sticks
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    • Categories: Sauces, general; Canapés / hors d'oeuvre; Cooking for a crowd; Entertaining & parties; Sri Lankan
    • Ingredients: cooked tuna; shallots; mashed potatoes; green chillies; curry leaves; ground cayenne pepper; limes; breadcrumbs; sunflower oil; tomatoes; red onions; lemons
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    • Categories: Sauces, general; Entertaining & parties; Sri Lankan; Vegan; Vegetarian
    • Ingredients: tomatoes; red onions; green chillies; lemons
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    • Categories: Dips, spreads & salsas; Dressings & marinades; Canapés / hors d'oeuvre; Cooking for a crowd; Entertaining & parties; Sri Lankan
    • Ingredients: caster sugar; salmon fillets; fresh ginger; lemongrass; limes; coriander seeds; red chillies; coriander sprigs; mint; crème fraîche; white bread; cucumbers
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    • Categories: Sandwiches & burgers; Snacks; Canapés / hors d'oeuvre; Cooking for a crowd; Entertaining & parties; Thai
    • Ingredients: prawns; red onions; carrots; daikon radishes; fresh ginger; coriander sprigs; Thai basil; mint; rice paper wrappers; dried chilli flakes; hoisin sauce; peanut butter; tomato purée; caster sugar
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    • Categories: Fried doughs; Canapés / hors d'oeuvre; Snacks; Cooking for a crowd; Entertaining & parties; Asian
    • Ingredients: white crab meat; cream cheese; spring onions; red chillies; wonton wrappers; vegetable oil
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    • Categories: Jams, jellies & preserves; Entertaining & parties; North African
    • Ingredients: fresh ginger; apple cider vinegar; cinnamon sticks; canned tomatoes; ground cumin; ground cayenne pepper; ground cloves
    • Accompaniments: Filo tart with charmoula chicken
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    • Categories: Canapés / hors d'oeuvre; Cooking for a crowd; Entertaining & parties; Summer
    • Ingredients: cucumbers; prawns; coriander sprigs; Thai sweet chilli sauce
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    • Categories: Dips, spreads & salsas; Fried doughs; Canapés / hors d'oeuvre; Cooking for a crowd; Entertaining & parties; Indian; Vegetarian
    • Ingredients: vegetables of your choice; vegetable oil; gram flour; self-raising flour; garam masala; ground cumin; turmeric; chilli powder; Greek yoghurt; shallots; fresh ginger; green chillies; caster sugar; mint; coriander sprigs; dried tamarind pulp; ground fennel
    • Accompaniments: Seared scallops and monkfish on curried red lentils with yogurt sauce
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    • Categories: Salads; Canapés / hors d'oeuvre; Cooking for a crowd; Entertaining & parties; Chinese
    • Ingredients: wonton wrappers; groundnut oil; chicken breasts; light soy sauce; sesame oil; spring onions; parsley
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    • Categories: Dips, spreads & salsas; Sauces for poultry; Canapés / hors d'oeuvre; Cooking for a crowd; Entertaining & parties; Asian
    • Ingredients: chicken breasts; nam pla; fresh ginger; spring onions; dried chilli flakes; sunflower oil; egg yolks; coriander sprigs; limes
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  • ISBN 10 1840004568
  • ISBN 13 9781840004564
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  • Published Oct 01 2001
  • Format Hardcover
  • Page Count 176
  • Language English
  • Countries United Kingdom
  • Publisher Octopus Publishing Group
  • Imprint Mitchell Beazley

Publishers Text

Every good cook knows that glamorous, delicious food can be simple to prepare so long as you have a few tricks up your sleeve. Canapes, tarts, exquisitely presented plates of meat and fish dishes - they can all be made easily by you in your kitchen if you know the professionals' secrets and have the basic equipment. Diva Cooking reveals these culinary secrets, making it the essential gastronomic handbook for anyone who enjoys throwing a party - whether you're planning canapes or larger dishes which your guests can help themselves to. There's advice on how to cut corners and plan your preparation, ideas on how to adapt each recipe to make the most of the freshest seasonal ingredients, and inspirational garnishing and serving tips. Every dish in Diva Cooking looks a million dollars, tastes a million dollars and costs...a lot less. From Sri Lankan fish cakes with tomato sambal to Lavender-honey mascarpone creme brulee these are all irresistible dishes for the modern diva cook.

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