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How to Set a Dinner Table

Polished tabletops If you’re worried about spills damaging a polished tabletop, lay a piece of plastic sheeting or clingfilm under the tablecloth. If hot dishes will be placed on the table, place a blanket under the cloth. Don’t put mats … Continue reading

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A Perfect dinner party

Spread the workload Plan your menu so that as many dishes as possible can be prepared a day or two in advance, or more if you have a freezer. Special diets Check any special needs such as vegetarian or diabetic … Continue reading

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Planning a Party: Hiring, Buying and Borrowing

Large parties Unless you frequently entertain large numbers of guests, it’s cheaper to hire equipment such as cutlery, plates, dishes, trays and bowls rather than buy. Look for specialist catering hire companies in your local newspaper or Yellow Pages under … Continue reading

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Catering for Children at Parties

Choosing the food Party food for children of any age should be colourful, fun and easy to eat, preferably with fingers. Sweet or savoury? Children are often drawn to sweet foods because they are more colourful, so make some novelty … Continue reading

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Coffee Plus Alcohol

The popularity of coffee among the Moslem Turks and Arabs was as a substitute for alcohol, forbidden them by religion. In Christian countries, where no such prohibition exists, the invigorating properties of coffee are enhanced by the addition of alcohol. … Continue reading

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Of Beer, Ale and Lager

An awful lot of ale, beer, lager, stout and what-have-you has been swallowed since William Shakespeare said that ‘A quart of ale is a dish for a king’. And come to think of it, an awful lot was poured down … Continue reading

12. November 2011 by admin
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About Stout and Cider, etc

STOUT In Ireland they drink pints of stout, one after the other! Not only in Ireland now, in fact, because the famous Guinness is drunk almost all over the world. Stout is a dark, heavy ale, often slightly sweet with … Continue reading

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Let’s Have a Party

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Do it your own way for a relaxed and happy party. There are some general guide-lines, however, and the first is to plan well in advance. That means listing in detail all the things (gadgets and supplies) and also listing … Continue reading

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Tips for Entertaining

Mixed Drinks For most gatherings it helps if the mixed drinks are made in quantity, to be poured from large jugs or ladled from fat-bellied wassail bowls. Punch bowls can sometimes be hired, complete with goblets, but a substitute punch … Continue reading

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Dips Recipes for Parties

Pretty presentation is essential — vegetables must he as crisp, and fresh as possible, while biscuits should b e spread at the last minute so that they don’t become soggy. DIPS Here are a few suggestions for things to serve … Continue reading

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