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Sharon Glass was born in Johannesburg, South Africa. She is a completely self-taught cook who was greatly influenced by her mother as a young child, and grew up in the kitchen cooking and creating recipes. She actively absorbed anything and everything related to food and translated this into simple but stunning taste sensations.
Effortless Entertaining

Do you feel pressured by the prospect of entertaining guests? Does being a host make an occasion feel less like a sparkly celebration and more like a laborious job? Then Effortless Entertaining, the newest publication by accomplished chef and author Sharon Glass is the cookbook for you!

Whether it’s an all-important business meeting or lunch with your in-laws, or even a religious holiday, Sharon inspires you with many food combinations, be it for an intimate dinner or a big celebration. Effortless Entertaining is about using food to celebrate life and most importantly, family. Sharon believes food is a vital part of our culture and the importance of an occasion is expressed in the food we eat.

With her inimitable flair, Sharon shows you that entertaining need not be intimidating. By following the simple principles and easy-to-understand recipes in Effortless Entertaining, you will experience the pleasure of making good food with very little fuss. “I want your kitchen to be the place you escape to, rather than the place you want to escape from,” says Sharon. And this book will make you want to do just that: get into the kitchen and start creating delicious dishes. Feel-good food from the heart of the home! The “Menu suggestions” section contains something for every occasion and makes entertaining even easier.

With recipes ranging from “Mushroom, mascarpone and basil tart” to “Roast balsamic-marinated sirloin” and “Grilled vegetable kebabs with tzatziki”, there’s something to please every palate. Sharon puts a modern twist on traditional favourites with desserts like “Crispy date and nut tarlets with mascarpone and berries”, “Lemon meringue cheesecake” and even “Sticky toffee pudding”.

Effortless Entertaining is an all-inclusive guide with sections that include: starters, soups, salads, fish, chicken, meat, pasta and starches, vegetables, desserts, menu suggestions and a general cooking guide.

Sharon’s wish is for you to enjoy the cooking process and the appreciation your guests confer as they enjoy your dishes. Effortless Entertaining will transform cooking into a journey of exploration for the eyes and food for the soul and will certainly become a must-have in every kitchen.

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