The aim of this book is to provide quick and simple, yet impressive recipes for those who love to entertain but don't have much time. The book demonstrates the art of mixing quality "instant" foods such as couscous, filo pastry and ingredients from jars, with fresh natural ingredients such as poultry and seafood. The recipes intend to provide a three-course meal which takes less than two hours to prepare. Included are 50 complete dinner party menus, a variety of hints and tips, preparation order checklists, freezing and storing symbols and advice on which wine to serve with the meal. All of the menus are divided into spring, summer, autumn and winter meals, in order to make the best use of seasonal, fresh ingredients.