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Party Appetizers 2004: Small Bites, Big Flavors
Tori Ritchie
0811842924
September 2004
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
From "Warm Finger Foods" to "Something Sweet," Ritchie, the host of Food Network’s Ultimate Kitchens, makes harmonizing a diversity of small dishes seem like small potatoes. With sumptuous photos by Chronicle regular Victoria Pearson, Ritchie offers nearly 50 recipes and multiple ways of combining them into luscious platters, as well as advice for keeping it all together: e.g., "you are the most important guest, so treat yourself like one and don’t demand more than you can give." Texas Caviar includes black-eyed peas and apple cider vinegar; Mystery Tidbits and Hasty Hots contain olives, mayo and 12 slices of white bread. Some hosts will happily attempt the Goat Cheese with Cumin and Mint, others the Filet Mignon with Horseradish Cream, and still others will do both, along with Crostini with Roasted...


Somersize Appetizers: 30 Easy-to-Make Recipes for Great Snacks That Are Unique, Delicious, and Low in Carbs
Suzanne Somers
1400053315
November 2005
Hardcover
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Book Description
Dazzling hors d’oeuvres to heat up any cocktail hour!

The all-important appetizer . . . It’s the first impression, a tantalizing and fanciful finger food to whet the appetite for what’s to come. Gone are the days of Swedish meatballs, cheese and crackers, or chips with dip—Suzanne Somers’ sexy collection of recipes will kick off any event with style. Whether you are entertaining for the holidays, casually hosting family and friends, or throwing a swank soiree, these appetizers will brighten any occasion.

In keeping with her reputation as a stellar chef, Suzanne presents fabulous, brand-new recipes for scrumptious nibbles you can pass around on trays or serve as delicious starters at the table. The bonus, for those watching their waistlines, is that Suzanne...


Amuse-Bouche: Little Bites That Delight Before the Meal Begins

0375507604


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Book Review
Many of the best restaurants tantalize diners' palates with charming, intensely flavored tastes that tickle the tongue and delight the eye. A tiny serving to whet the palate, an amuse-bouche (literally, "mouth amusement") sets diners up for what is to come. Rick Tramonto, executive chef of Chicago's widely acclaimed Tru restaurant, is well known for his passion for and commitment to these bite-size treats. In Amuse-Bouche: Little Bites That Delight Before the Meal Begins, he shares the art of creating these miniature delights. While most people won't find many occasions to serve amuse-bouche at home, the recipes are easily adapted to become passed hors d'oeuvres, first courses, or even main courses. From Chilled Fava Bean Soup with Seared Scallops, to Blue Cheese Foam with Port Wine Reduction, to Charred Lamb with Truffled...


Fast Appetizers
Hugh Carpenter
1580080499
January 1999
Paperback
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From Library Journal
From the prolific authors of The Great Ribs Book and numerous other titles, here are recipes for 100 easy appetizers, and ideas for even more. Many of them can be made in minutes and most can be prepared completely in advance. Martha Stewart's much more ambitious Hors d'Oeuvres Handbook (LJ 3/15/99) is the definitive book on this subject, but anyone who entertains will appreciate Carpenter and Sandison's quick and sophisticated recipes. For most collections. Copyright 1999 Reed Business Information, Inc.

Central Coast Adventures Winter 2000
The book's dazzling photographs of finished creations as well as its clear, simple instructions should make entertaining a breeze.

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Tapas
Penelope Casas
0394742354
Sept 1985
Paperback
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Book Review
Tapas are more than savory appetizers. "They represent a style of eating and way of life," says Penelope Casas, whose Tapas: the Little Dishes of Spain presents more than 300 recipes for the mouth-watering morsels. "So very Spanish, yet adaptable to America," she says, "they cross the line into what we think of as first course or main course dishes." In chapters such as Tapas in Sauce; Marinades, Patés, Salads, and Other Cold Tapas; and Tapas with Bread or Pastry, Casas provides a definitive selection of the traditional Spanish bar food--dishes to pass out at a gathering, to serve on a buffet, or to make a party of. Readers wishing an introduction to this versatile food, and the culinary culture in which it thrives, will want this bestselling book. The recipe array is vast. Sauce or ragout-like tapas include...


Hors D'Oeuvres
Eric Treuille
0756603714
Apr 2004
Hardcover
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Book Review
Has fear of hors d'oeuvres stymied your instinct for entertaining? Then give three cheers for the editors at Britain's DK Publishing, the lush, informative books they produce, and the writers that bring to press the highest level of cooking instruction and encouragement. Please welcome Hors d'Oeuvres by chef and Le Cordon Bleu cooking instructor Eric Treuille and caterer Victoria Blashford-Snell. Together they will put to rest whatever hors d'oeuvres anxieties you might have, and then ignite in you a passion for preparing gorgeous little nibbles.

The book is divided into sections on ingredients, equipment, recipes, techniques, and "The Party." The recipes section, in turn, is divided into chapters such as "Nibbles, Dips, and Dippers," "Tops and Bottoms," "Sticks and Skewers," "Wraps and Rolls," and "Stacks and Cases." In...



Pillsbury Appetizers: Small Bites Packed with Big Flavors from America's Most Trusted Kitchens
Pillsbury Editors (Editor)
0764588559
October 2002
Hardcover
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Book Description
Pillsbury makes it easy to entertain with more than 300 recipes for cold and hot appetizers, along with creative theme menus to jump-start the party. So go ahead and make some fun! Dips, Spreads and Salsas Meatballs, Wings and Ribs Kabobs, Canapés and Crostini Roll-Ups, Mini Pizzas and Snack Mixes Antipasti, Spring Rolls and Empanadas Plus—Cocktails, Punches and Fun Nonalcholic Beverages

From the Inside Flap
Entertaining is fun—and Pillsbury makes it easy!
Pillsbury has been bringing home cooks convenient and delicious recipes for years, but now it’s time to party! Appetizers turn any get-together into a celebration, and with timesaving expertise from the Pillsbury kitchens, hosts get to enjoy...


Wing It!
Christopher B. O'Hara
1400051177
May 2004
Hardcover
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Book Description
Who can pass up a platter of chicken wings? Spicy, crunchy, indulgent, and delicious, they’re simply irresistible. Here at last is the definitive collection of recipes for the inveterate wing lover, filled with easy, addictive recipes that run from classic to exotic.

Author Christopher B. O’Hara has collected a wide range of fabulous recipes, including classic wings (such as Original Anchor Bar Buffalo Wings, Mahogany Wings, and Easy Sesame Wings), wings with spicy international flavors (like Barbecued Thai Chicken Wings and Tandoori Wings), and plenty of BBQ wings from all over the South (from the vinegary North Carolina-Style to Deep South Mustard-Based Barbecue). And since the only thing that’s better than a savory wing is one that’s paired with a creamy sauce, Wing It! includes plenty...


Appetizers
Editors of Sunset Books and Sunset Magazines
037602027X
September 2003
Paperback
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The Appetizer Atlas : A World of Small Bites
Arthur L. Meyer, Jon M. Vann
0471411027
March 10, 2003
Hardcover
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Book Description
The ultimate single-source cookbook for a world of appetizers
Whether in the form of a passed hors d'oeuvre, canapé, or a dish of small bites placed at a table setting, appetizers are the perfect showcase of a cook's creativity and skill. The Appetizer Atlas brings together an enticing range of starters from around the world that will help lead off any dining experience in style. This unique, encyclopedic cookbook offers 400 authentic, savory recipes for appetizers from twenty-eight distinctive regional cuisines-from Mexico to Maghreb, from China to the Caribbean, along with France, India, Italy, Japan, Thailand, and many more. All recipes are kitchen tested, perfect for home cooking, professional catering, and entertaining. With photographs of finished dishes, plus background material on specialty...


Tapas: A Taste of Spain in America
Jose Andres
1400053595
November 2005
Hardcover
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Book Review
In Tapas, a collection of 100-plus recipes for Spain's savory small dishes, chef José Andrés writes of journeying during his military service to Cádiz, in southern Spain, where he was "able to see the wonders of frying first hand." The passion that would lead an on-leave soldier to investigate a cooking technique infuses the book, which is something new under the sun. In chapters based on characteristic ingredients, such as fish, rice, and eggs, readers are introduced to authentic yet reproducible tapas of great and flavorful immediacy; these simple dishes, which include the likes of Tomato Toast with Spanish Ham, Pan-Fried Angel Hair Pasta with Shrimp, Slow-Roasted Beef Tenderloin with Cabrales Cheese, and Spring Leeks with Mushrooms, are instantly inviting. They'll also fit into a wide range of menu...


Small Plates: Appetizers As Meals
Marguerite Henderson
1586857819
February 24, 2006
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
As the small plate fad migrates from restaurants to kitchen tables, this chic cookbook does its best to convince readers that grazing on a half dozen snacks is a novel and exciting way to eat. Perhaps it is. But few of the recipes in this book are necessarily small plates; throw another few Coffee and Spice Lamb Kebobs on the grill and you've got a hearty dinner. Likewise, the Farfalle with Creamy Peas and Prosciutto is rich and delicious, but nothing about it (except the serving size) separates it from a traditional main course. The cookbook also includes cocktail tidbits like Smoked Salmon and Asparagus Bundles, which are crispy and would work as an appetizer as well as a small plate. But beyond its central gimmick, this cookbook does offer lovely, easy-to-prepare recipes, and it's hard to find fault with such...


Little Foods of the Mediterranean
Clifford A. Wright
1558322272
Nov 2003
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
Wright continues his exploration of the Mediterranean region (after Mediterranean Vegetables and A Mediterranean Feast) with this investigation of tapas, antipasti, meze and whatever else one might call small dishes that start a meal. The recipes-and there are a generous 500 included-are uniformly excellent, but sometimes Wright's commitment to authenticity leads to too much exotica (Curried Cucumber and Lamb Tongue Skewers, Vols-au-Vent Stuffed with Veal Sweetbreads and Black Truffles), with too little space dedicated to clever but more accessible tidbits such as Spinach with Garlic Yogurt on Fried Arabic Bread and Rolled Yogurt Balls. Numerous recipes, such as Tunisian Lamb, Brain, and Fried Potato Frittata with Cheeses and Baby Octopus in Piquant Sauce call for hard-to-locate ingredients. Chapters are...


Martha Stewart's Hors D'Oeuvres Handbook
Martha Stewart
0609603108
March 1999
Hardcover
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Book Review
With Martha Stewart's Hors d'Oeuvres Handbook, Stewart, along with Martha Stewart Living food editor Susan Spungen and photographer Dana Gallagher, has created not just a handbook but a dream book. The first 225 pages consist entirely of beautifully photographed, exquisite nibbles, tastes, and bites--and the following 270 pages give you the recipes and instructions to re-create them at home. Pink and orange ribbons bound into the book allow you to easily mark photos and recipes. Only Martha and her staff would come up with something so beautiful and practical.

You can browse the photos for inspiration, or dive right into one of the chapters, all organized by presentation, such as "Layered and Stacked"; "Wrapped, Rolled, Filled, Folded and Stuffed"; "Skewered and Threaded"; "Bites and Pieces"; and "Sips and Drinks," just...



Cocktail Food: 50 Recipes with Attitude
Mary Corpening Barber
0811824187
August 1999
Hardcover
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Book Review
If your party planning has you paralyzed by visions of serving pimiento loaf paired with the Pi˜a Coladas, fear not. Sophisticated help is on the way with Cocktail Food, a collection of 50 intriguing, anything-but-ordinary hors d'oeuvres compiled and tested by sisters Mary Corpening Barber and Sara Corpening Whiteford, with collaborator Lori Lyn Narlock. In an easy-to-follow, uncluttered format perfect for the moderately accomplished kitchen hand, the authors present globally influenced recipes to pair with a wide range of libations.

Suggested snacks to serve with "travel agents"--those brolly-festooned tropical drinks that instantly transport you to de eye-lind, mahn--include Figs in a Blanket, a gorgeous canvas of fresh fig and Gorgonzola brushed with balsamic and walnut oil, then wrapped in prosciutto; and...



Secrets of Fat-Free Cooking : Over 150 Fat-Free and Low-Fat Recipes from Breakfast to Dinner-Appetizers to Desserts
Sandra Woodruff
0895296683
January 1, 1995
Paperback
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Midwest Book Review
Most low-fat cookbooks reduce fat by using artificial substitutes and refined processed foods: this tells how to reduce fat without such additives and with an attention to increasing flavors through herbs and spices. The result is a cookbook which is so tempting that it doesn’t seem your usual ‘fat free’ fare.


Asian Tapas: Small Bites, Big Flavors
Christophe Megel (Foreword), et al
0794603149
October 15, 2004
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
Tapas, the bar snacks that are a time-honored tradition in Spain, have gained a foothold in cuisines and restaurants around the world—even in many parts of Asia. This book collects small dishes from countries like India, Japan and Bali, offering seafood-heavy selections such as Fresh Salmon Salad Rolls and Spicy Fish Cakes with Coconut and Coriander. Poultry, pork and beef also have a strong presence, appearing in Malaysian Beef Satays with Spicy Peanut Sauce and a Smoked Turkey and Green Mango Salad. Apart from the expected rolls, salads and skewers, the book also covers creative sweet dishes like playful Fruit Cookie Lollipops and a time-intensive Coconut Pannacotta with Lavender Jelly, Mangosteen Meringue and Melted Chocolate. Every recipe is photographed in full color and presented in a beautiful,...


Tapas Made Easy Book & Gift Set
Sterling Publishing Company
1402729324
December 2005
Other Format
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Book Description
Share Great-Tasting Tapas with Friends
Originally introduced in the bars of Spain, tapas are delicious bite-size snacks that are perfect to serve at parties and other group gatherings. Now using the Tapas Made Easy Book & Gift Set, you can easily prepare and serve these flavorful dishes at home.

Today, tapas range from small to more substantial snacks. The colorfully photographed cookbook inside provides you with both the best classic and contemporary recipes. It also comes with everything your guests need to enjoy them while socializing.

Start planning your next party using this fun gift set which includes:
* Tapas Made Easy, an 80-page, all-in-color book 
* Six tapas plates 
* Fifty wooden skewers 
* One hundred double-ended toothpicks


Holiday Snacks & Appetizers
Barbour Publishing Staff
1593100388
September 2003
Hardcover
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The Antipasto Table
Michele Scicolone
0688101240


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From Publishers Weekly
Not to be confused with the ubiquitous Italian-American "antipasto salad," genuine "antipasti" are delightful hot or cold hors de'oeuvres--the kind of delicacies perched on the "antipasto table" at restaurants and trattorie all over Italy. And although, according to Scicolone ( Fish Steaks and Fillets ) in Italian "antipasto" means "before the meal," these "are not mere appetizers." In some Italian restaurants, devouring antipasti is a course-after-course indulgence similar in concept to dining on Spanish tapassic . Recipes here, though admirably detailed with substitutions and well-organized methods, are particularly impressive for their simplicity and ease of preparation. Among them are sauteed peppers with balsamic vinegar, orange, parmesan and walnut salad, and mussels with caper mayonnaise--including a...


Family Fun Super Snacks : 125 Quick Snacks That Are Fun to Make and to Eat (Familyfun)
Deanna F. Cook
0786854243
June 1, 2004
Hardcover
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Book Description
After a long day at school, kids need something to eat-and fast. Lunchtime was a long time ago, and dinner is hours away. Before your kids faint from hunger, take a look at this collection of wholesome finger foods and mini meals from FamilyFun magazine. Here you'll find quick-and-easy after-school snacks that kids and parents can make together. Not only do treats such as homemade tortilla strips, bagel critters, or munch mix take the edge off an end-of-the-school-day appetite but creating them is a great way for parents and kids to cook, eat, and, most important, spend time together.

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