Nuts! You’re late already for an afternoon barbecue and you are supposed to bring something but spent the day reading the Sunday Times instead of preparing. Bringing beer or wine is obvious, but, perhaps, you pride yourself on going the extra mile.
There’s a quick stop at the grocery in your future. Skip the prepared food isle and pick up a wheel of cheese–with a thick rind and a soft interior, like Camembert–and a baguette. Once partyside, slice the bread, brush the rind with olive oil, and put the bread and cheese on the grill. About 2 minutes per side, for melted interior and grilled ex-. It won’t just be the vegetarians who thank you.