Saturday, January 08, 2011 Posted by Dina N
Everyone loves an hors d’oeuvre. Beauty, flavor, and novelty, all packed into a small bite, are what give a good “appetizer” its name. This collection of over fifty original morsels, from Wild Mushroom Rugelach to Thai Shrimp Baskets, Orange Pecan Brie Cups, and Country Pâté Truffles, gives you the know-how to dazzle even the most discerning guest. Step-by-step instructions, vibrant color photos, and lovely watercolor illustrations make the most dramatic dishes easy. Every recipe includes both bite-size and full-size versions and variations. Nearly every item can be made either all or partly in advance, giving you more time with your guests.
Whether for a cocktail party, buffet, or afternoon tea, Savory Bites is your complete source for entertaining, including chapters on vegetable canapés, “naked canapés” (simple biscuits and crackers), and basic guidelines for a successful event. For a sure case of love at first bite, make it Tastefully Small.
Tastefully Small Savory Bites is a beautifully illustrated cookbook that delivers, as promised, easy and sophisticated hors d'oeuvre recipes for every occasion. The mouthwatering "bites" are divided into seafood, meat, poultry and egg, vegetable, pastry-based, and naked canapes. There are helpful tips, resources, and ideas how to modify or magnify each recipe. While I would not call some of the recipes easy - at least not for an amateur chef like me - they are certainly worth the effort. Whether you want to impress your party guests, the coworkers at that annual potluck, or simply enjoy a sophisticated selection of appetizers, this delicious collection will help you rise to the occasion.
Disclaimer / Disclosure: I received a complimentary copy of the book with no obligation for a positive review. No compensation - monetary or in kind - has been obtained for this post. Cover art and book description courtesy of the publisher or PR firm.