The Appetizer Atlas: A World of Small Bites
John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated, May 1, 2003 - Business & Economics - 640 pages
The ultimate single-source cookbook for a world of appetizers
Whether in the form of a passed hors d'oeuvre, canap?, 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 ingredients and regional cooking methods, this comprehensive resource is the only appetizer book a cook will ever need.
Arthur L. Meyer (Austin, TX) is a professional chef, pastry chef, and consultant for commercial bakeries.
Jon M. Vann is an award-winning chef, restaurant consultant, and a food writer for the Austin Chronicle.
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THE APPETIZER ATLAS is a wonderfully complete compendium of small dishes, tapas, apps and hors doeuvres that I consider a must-have for my professional library, and wouldnt be a bad buy for the home cook who throws the occasional fancy dinner party. Its one of those rare recipe collections that I can read like a novel, moving from one side of the globe to the other within a few pages, salivating along the way. The ATLAS has come to my rescue more than once in my restaurant, trying to figure out something fun for a banquet or private party. Good food, good book, good God let's eat.