Michael Davenport offers tips for being a great host, from the moment guests arrive to the time they leave when you’re left with the dirty dishes. Knowing how to ad-lib in the kitchen is an important skill, especially when more people than you expected show up for dinner. In this scenario, Michael suggests a “garbage salad” that cleans out the ingredients of your fridge or adding a soup course with some extra veggies and bread. Once you serve the food, Michael implores you not to insult it. Accept your guests’ compliments without pointing out any flaws you might notice. Finally, avoid being confronted with a disaster in the kitchen after a party by cleaning while you cook. Being a lazy cook goes hand in hand with being a neat cook - tidy up while the food is baking or boiling so you don’t have to deal with a mess later. 

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