Party Appetizers: Small Bites, Big Flavors

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Chronicle Books, 2004 - Cooking - 96 pages
With today's magazines singing the praises of graze-style eating as both healthy and fun, Party Appetizers offers the perfect way to treat guests. Entertaining aficionado Tori Ritchie serves up sensational recipes for fabulous finger foods to kick off any informal dinner or stylish celebration -- or even be the main attraction at a holiday soiree. Variety truly is the spice of life when you're talking olives jazzed up with herbs and spices or savory party favorites like Merguez Meatballs with Yogurt Sauce or rich Fig and Gorgonzola Toasts with Caramelized Onions. And for guests who have to start with dessert, there are even a few bonbons such as Mocha Shortbread Buttons and Sugar and Spice Walnuts. Tips on smart shopping, artful presentation, and indispensable ingredients as well as a "make-ahead planner" get hosts prepared before the party for maximum socializing with guests. So let the festivities begin!
 

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This is a very interesting book.... There are many ideas/recipes that allow for a wonderful appetizer party.... You wouldn't even have to serve dinner, just the recipes from this book and cocktails ... Read full review

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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 ... Read full review

Contents

INTRODUCTION
6
MAKEAHEAD PLANNER
10
LARGE PLATTERS AND SMALL BITES
12
WARM FINGER FOODS
40
COOL FINGER FOODS
67
SOMETHING SWEET
87
INDEX
94
TABLE OF EQUIVALENTS
96
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Tori Ritchie is a San Francisco based food writer, cooking teacher, and host of Food Network's Ultimate Kitchens. She is the former food and wine editor for San Francisco magazine and the author of several cookbooks. Her articles have appeared in Bon Appetit and the San Francisco Chronicle among other publications.

Victoria Pearson is a Los Angeles based photographer. Her photographs have appeared in several books including Sangria (0-8118-4290-8), Party Appetizers (0-8118-4292-4), and The Cheese Course (0-8118-2541-8).

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