"'These menus are intended to give pleasure to those who love to cook and love to share. I like to imagine that this book will lead to many wonderful parties around a table.' Stephanie Alexander If you love to bring family and friends together around your table, enjoy setting the table, cooking up a storm and anticipating the pleasure of good food and conversation, this new recipe book from much-loved Australian cookery icon Stephanie Alexander's will become a fast favourite. In The Cook's Table, Stephanie shares 25 of her favourite menus for entertaining family and friends, from special occasions such as Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, Mother's Day and Father's Day, to menus inspired by her travels in France, Italy, Turkey and Peru. This must-have guide to entertaining includes 130 new tried and tested recipes, all accompanied by beautiful images by photographer Mark Chew. With Stephanie's reassuring voice by your side, you need never think twice about inviting friends and family over for a meal. Simply choose a menu to suit your occasion or mood and send the invitations out, secure in the knowledge that all the planning has been done for you u every menu includes a shopping list and detailed timetable for the cook, along with Stephanie's trusty tips and tricks for hosting the perfect event."