Good Time Cooking: Show-stopping menus for easy entertaining

Coming soon
Published by Pavilion on 12th September 2024

Good Time Cooking is your one-stop-shop for cooking cohesive, composed, and delicious dinner party menus for every occasion.

This book will be your saviour when hosting: from date night, to the first BBQ of the summer, or even a chic cocktail party, Good Time Cooking will have you prepared to create simple yet impressive multi-course meals whilst giving you confidence in the kitchen and most importantly time to enjoy your own dinner party too!

Sharing her expert knowledge from working in busy London kitchens, Rosie MacKean gives you all the tools to host a dinner party with ease. Teaching you what to prepare in advance and how to create a sense of flow in the kitchen, Rosie shares 20 multi-course menus full of crowd-pleasing recipes that will have any guest asking for seconds.

Each menu comes with its own curated time plan and mise-en-place to make your life easier. These dishes work in harmony with each other, both logistically and stylistically and if you don’t want to cook every course, you don’t have to. Menus include:

  • The Game is On one: French Onion Dip; Scotch Bonnet, Honey and Lime Wings; Shrimp Po’Boys; and Chocolate Cream Pie
  • The Two Hours Notice one: Tomato and Salmoriglio Toast; Rigatoni Ai Quattro Formaggi; and Raspberry, Orange and Campari Pavlova
  • The Plant-Based one: Pumpkin with Harissa and Dill; Courgette, Kale and Potato Pie; and Clementine Pudding

The dishes are vibrant, celebratory, exceedingly delicious and highly cookable. As your confidence grows, you can even mix and match with other menus and our helpful time-plan can start three days before the big event, giving you the option of spreading your prep into manageable chunks.

Rosie’s menus enable you to wow your guests without losing a whole evening to cooking, so you can relax and enjoy your own dinner party too.