This is a tempting collection of stylish and tantalizing soups and starters. Each recipe is clearly presented with step-by-step instructions, and the book is illustrated with over 260 photographs. There are plenty of quick and easy options that take only a few minutes to make, as well as sophisticated dishes that can be prepared in advance - perfect for impressing at dinner parties. Recipes range from simple soups and seasonal salads to delicious pates, elegant terrines and foolproof souffles, so there is something for every occasion. Professional cook's tips and extra recipe variations throughout make this book a perfect source of information as well as ideas. This wonderful book of first courses is great for anyone who loves cooking and entertaining, whether for a formal dinner party or a relaxed family meal. There is a choice of over 70 delightful recipes which are surprisingly easy to prepare. The book features classic recipes such as Wild Mushroom Soup, Chicken Liver Pate, and Leek and Onion Tartlets, as well as new ideas, such as Salade Nicoise, Pears and Stilton, and Mussels and Clams with Lemon Grass. Every recipe is shown in helpful stage-by-stage photography, with a glorious picture of the finished dish, so you can see the results you are aiming for, and cook's tips and variations provide extra advice and ideas. With so many fantastic recipes, there's a first course here to complement every main course, tempt any tastebuds, and impress the most demanding guests.
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