Cooking for family and friends should be a pleasure, but trying to find the time in our busy lives can make it seem like a chore. Mary Berry takes the heat out of the kitchen by showing you how to prepare everything in advance. With each delicious dish Mary proves that convenience doesn't have to mean compromising on flavour, quality or style. Whether you are cooking for family, a few friends or a Christmas crowd, COOK NOW, EAT LATER gets you one step ahead, giving you a hassle-free mealtime. Using clear instructions, the best ingredients and practical shortcuts, Mary's easy-to-follow recipes and tips will give you the cooking confidence you need to make entertaining a breeze.