by Annie Rigg
If you've ever been to a restaurant with friends and ordered a few starters or a large platter to share, you'll know how sociable and appealing it is to be able to try several dishes at once. This a popular way of eating in many parts of the world - the Spanish have tapas, the Chinese have dim sum and many regions of the Mediterranean and Middle East enjoy meze. Grazing plates and small bowls of shareable food make entertaining fuss-free and fun, and encourage guests to get stuck in. In Small Plates, Annie Rigg serves up an irresistible selection of plates to share from all around the world. From chorizo with red wine and olives to garlic and white bean dip, there's plenty for friends to tuck into. There are also bites and fingerfood to choose from, like fish goujons, honey and soy glazed baby ribs, and Vietnamese prawn rolls with chilli dipping sauce.