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Best way to keep food warm on the table

IndigoOnTheGo | Jan 2, 200912:40 PM     14

Newbie at entertaining here. In my last two dinner parties with guests, by the time we are actually sitting down and eating, the food is no longer piping hot. My in-laws are from Ireland and always serve their pre-portioned food on piping hot plates (they hand out the plates using oven mitts.) They also have a "hostess trolley" which is an electrical warmer oven with multiple compartments which is kept in the dining room. As each item is cooked, it can be shelved in the trolley and stored there until more portions are needed.

I've complained to my husband that I think our dining room is too cold which cools down the food as it sits in the middle on the table.

Any hints for my next event? I hate the thought I've put in so much time and effort in cooking and then the guests end up eating cool and congealing food.

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