Entertaining should be fun -- but good food takes time and effort, often resulting in the host seeing more of the kitchen than the guests. Now, Tessa Hayward shows how easy it is to prepare dishes in advance for the freezer. As well as a detailed introduction to home-freezing -- which foods freeze well, which are less successful, wrapping and packaging, and how best to defrost and reheat -- Entertaining on Ice offers more than 130 imaginative recipes for all occasions, from lunch for two to an elaborate dinner party. In contrast to the foods that traditionally find their way into the freezer, here are dishes that are stunningly fresh and modern -- Prosciutto and Pine Nut Tarts, Oysters on the Half Shell, Lemon Chicken with Olives and Oregano, Moroccan Lamb Couscous, Gratin of Fennel and Leeks -- even a recipe for a marvelous chocolate souffle. End the cold war with your freezer and discover how deliciously liberating Entertaining on Ice can be.