Whether its a bridal shower, a birthday or the summer solstice, there's always a reason to host a cocktail party. Once you pop the bubbly you'll want some elegant bites for your guests to feast on while they socialize. These easy but sophisticated party food ideas bring together delightful seafood dishes, classic canapés and a heavenly dessert - everything you'll need for the ultimate cocktail party. Bottoms up!
Sweet and sour shrimp wrapped in lettuce leaves is a foolproof way of impressing your guests. Serve with napkins so diners have a place to put discarded shrimp tails (or you can do away with them altogether).
Aside from its glorious flavor, the best part about this dish is its easy of preparation. Cooked mussels are sprinkled with a flavorful topping and baked until golden - a completely irresistible party food idea.
Dal is one of those recipes that goes all the way back to the Indus Valley Civilisation. Unlike dishes such as biryani, brought to India by the Moghuls, it is one of those foods that has always been there. It is therefore a building block of Indian culture.
World Whisky Day is the perfect excuse to raise a glass of the spirit and savour its character and flavour. But there's a lot more to whisky than hot toddies and cocktails - it makes a great ingredient, adding punch and flavour to your cooking.