This book was not put together by someone famous, a cooking school or by a collaboration of chefs. Cooking and food preparation is not our professional day-job. like you, we have work to go to, kids to look after, places to go, deadlines to meet and a health and social life to fit in there somewhere! all the recipes contained in this book have been prepared and served by myself – some recipes have been generously provided by others. The almost all recipe pictures are taken of the dishes ‘as is’ usually minutes before serving a meal. please note the survival section to keep yourself prepared for most occasions – especially for those surprise guests that ‘pop-over’ at the worst time! These recipes provide guidelines for successful meals by setting the right atmosphere, drinks and approach to creating the best possible food experience – for kids, family, friends, business, quickie and romantic situations.