In this cookery book, Ross Burden presents 150 seasonal recipes and menus that show you can have a relaxed meal with friends, while producing food that is interesting and unusual. Ross Burden is one of the hottest young chefs cooking in Britain today: his book presents the fruits of the experience he has gained running his own catering company, producing meals for both large and intimate occasions. Ross has also travelled extensively, and his meals are an eclectic mixture of flavours and styles from all over the world. They include Tarragon Chicken with Mushroom Boxes, Roasted Pepper and Aubergine Terrine, Chargrilled Tuna Loin with Tapenade and Poached Pear with Lime Caramel Sauce. Each section of the book is divided into seasons. Many people believe they don't have the skill (or time) to produce an impressive meal for friends; this book shows how with a little effort and organisation, anything is possible.