Mayfair is the spiritual if not literal home of every girl, woman, lady or chap who loves to entertain, but on whom the crown of domesticity sits on more of a jaunty rather than a regal angle.
The Mayfair Cook is a guide to entertainment for chaps and chapesses who while confident they have a kitchen in their flat, penthouse, palace, chateau or villa, are not entirely sure where it is situated.
When we invite people into our homes for dinner or cocktail parties, the aim is about making memories with the people you love.
Think of the lobster scene from Annie Hall. Did they even get to eat those lobsters? Did they even care?
So if you are convinced your refrigerator is an extension of your wardrobe; another place for storing cosmetics and lingerie in the summer. Or if like me you have turned it into your library, this is the cook book for you.
The Mayfair Cook will guide you through the culinary history of Mayfair where entertaining is the alchemy of bringing people and food together with the focus on the people. That’s not to suggest that the food you serve won’t be delicious, but if a dinner party was just about the food, your guests would probably prefer you took them to The Ivy.
Most of these recipes can be thrown together in under three minutes. Many of the recipes don’t even require you getting off your chaise longue. Such is the brilliance of the Mayfair Cook.
Everything quite simply tastes better with a dash of insouciance.
“She is the Queen Bee Incarnate.” The Telegraph UK
“Mayfair author Tyne O’Connell knows a thing or two about marketing. People ask me who is your PR and I say “Wills and Harry.” Mayfair Times
‘O’Connell herself is every bit as glamorous as her fictional heroines.’ Style Magazine UK
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