Over 40 per cent of the population in the UK live alone. Many choose to be single whilst others are left by themselves having shared their lives before. Claire Macdonald's collection of recipes is aimed specifically at those who have to cook and entertain single-handed. With an emphasis on meals that can be prepared in advance, or main courses served up in one dish, her recipes enable you to relax with your guests and enjoy your evening with friends, free from the stove. The wide range of appetising, seasonal recipes also include numerous tips and recommendations for avoiding the horrors of a huge clear-up and wash-up afterwards.