Cooking to Impress - without stress brings the skills of entertaining at home into practical, accessible focus and communicates the ease and pleasure of preparing food for guests. In writing this book, Annabel Langbein has drawn on a lifetime of cooking skills, using fresh ingredients and streamlined techniques easily accessed by the home cook to produce memorable and enjoyable meals without last minute stress and effort. Readers will find innovative, inspiring ideas as well as timeless and well-loved favourites in a range of recipes that meet all kinds of entertaining occasions - be it a cook-ahead dinner for a crowd, or midweek guests on the run. Annabel's "prepare ahead" approach gives readers confidence and avoids last minute flurries in the kitchen. Her fresh, light cooking style and down-to-earth, relaxed approach demystify the cooking process and take the worry out of trying something new.