What are some good meals to cook for dinner parties/groups of people?
March 9, 2009 6:31 AM Subscribe
What are some good meals to cook for dinner parties/groups of people? What are some good cooking tips for the same?
posted by Hartster to food & drink (28 answers total) 38 users marked this as a favorite
What are meals that scale well for groups of 6-10 people? One of the things I'd like to avoid is having to spend too much time on the kitchen once people have turned up. However, at the same time, I'd like food that still has a bit of a wow factor (so while everyone loves, say, lasagne and it scales well and can be done easily, that sort of fails that criterion).
Also, what are good tips for preparing food for such occasions. (For example, the old "cooking vegetables before hand, then sticking in cold water, then reheating them through for a few minutes" trick). I'm thinking that restuarants must have plenty of experience here: how do they cook risotto and pasta? Is it always from scratch?