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A Banquet On A Budget

RRP $22.99

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Catering for any large scale celebration can be daunting. Where will you hold the event? How much food will you need? When should you start the preparation? This book passes on the secrets of the trade to ensure that the preparation goes smoothly and that the food is just as good as the professionals can offer.

It includes a master checklist for the preparations with general advice on choosing the food and drinks, buying in ready-made items, estimating quantities, hiring staff and equipment and other practical considerations. There are five complete menus and drinks suggestions for each type of event: a drinks party with canap s, a fork buffet, a finger buffet and a sit-down meal, with guests varying in number from twenty to sixty. Menus include full preparation plans and recipes. In total there are 120 plus recipes, some with variations.

About the Authors

Judy Ridgway is a food and wine writer with more than 60 books to her name, including Running Your own Catering Company, Running Your own Wine Bar and Wining and Dining at Home. She also co-wrote The Catering Management Handbook with her brother Brian Ridgway, who at that time was Operations Director of the Thistle Group of hotels.

Before becoming a journalist and author, Judy ran a small catering company in central London called London Cooks Ltd. Parties of all kinds, including weddings and anniversaries, featured prominently in the work of the company and her experiences at that time have contributed greatly to the writing of A Banquet on a Budget.


A Budget Of Christmas Tales

RRP $18.99

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Marley was dead, to begin with. There is no doubt whatever about that. The register of his burial was signed by the clergyman, the clerk, the undertaker, and the chief mourner. Scrooge signed it. And Scrooge's name was good upon 'Change, for anything he chose to put his hand to. Old Marley was dead as a door-nail. Scrooge knew he was dead? Of course he did. How could it be otherwise? Scrooge and he were partners for I don't know how many years. Scrooge was his sole executor, his sole administrator, his sole assign, his sole residuary legatee, his sole friend, and sole mourner. And even Scrooge was not so dreadfully cut up by the sad event, but that he was an excellent man of business on the very day of the funeral, and solemnized it with an undoubted bargain. The mention of Marley's funeral brings me back to the point I started from. There is no doubt that Marley was dead. This must be distinctly understood, or nothing wonderful can come of the story I am going to relate.


Great Graphic Design On A Budget

RRP $60.00

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Great Design on a Budget is a cost-cutting primer and a source-book of ideas for creating first-rate designs on minimal budgets.

It teaches you simple tricks of the trade and reveals innovative and unexpected ways for designers to cut the costs, but not lose on the quality, of their designs. An international showcase of eye-catching and memorable campaigns all created on tight budgets shows how successful these ideas and techniques can be.

This invaluable manual will provide you with resources for free fonts and art, explain how to maximise print runs, profile inspiring ways of using recycled materials, and demonstrate dynamic alternatives to art. It even offers tips and techniques for achieving professional printing jobs in your studio.



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