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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 120 pages
  • Publisher: Free Press (November 1, 2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0743224426
  • ISBN-13: 978-0743224420
  • Product Dimensions: 9.3 x 8.6 x 0.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #58,225 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Williams-Sonoma, purveyor of choice gourmet products and kitchenware, has also created a collection of succinct yet comprehensive cookbooks. Part of the series, Hors d'Oeuvre offers 40 all-occasion recipes that reflect the company's signature good taste. Its impressively chosen tidbit range encompasses classics such as Deviled Eggs with Capers and New Potatoes with Caviar and Crème Fraîche, as well as simple bites like Tomato and Basil Bruscetta, and also includes sections on canapés and dips, such as the must-try Thai Guacamole. Wrapped and skewered mouthfuls are also represented with the tempting likes of Lamb and Artichoke Heart Spedini and Smoky Shrimp with Garlic-Parsley Mojo.

Accompanied by color photos that show the hors d'oeuvres in all their glory, the completely doable recipes will appeal to a wide range of cooks. Throughout, sidebars (like "Deveining Shrimp") offer useful information on techniques and ingredients; a glossary and basics section are also helpful. Though small in size, the book provides an inclusive store of superior recipes and instruction. --Arthur Boehm

About the Author

Brigit L. Binns is a food writer and recipe consultant based in southern California. She is the author of Polenta, Cowboy Cocktails, and Jody Maroni's Sausage Kingdom Cookbook as well as a contributor to the Patina and Röckenwagner restaurant cookbooks and the Williams-Sonoma Kitchen Library and Casual Cuisines of the World series. A graduate of England's Tante Marie cooking school, she lived in Europe for 10 years, where she owned a catering business.

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Somebody really put some love in this book and it shows.
Amber Anastasi
They mostly include easy to find items, and there are extra blurbs about little-known techniques or ingredients.
Sara Powell
Simpy Wonderful, There is so many yummt things to try and make, just loosen your waistband.
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews

9 of 10 people found the following review helpful By susan jay, author of The House of Yes on January 31, 2011
Format: Hardcover
These recipes possess all the innovation that keeps Williams and Sonoma not only a thriving business, but a virtual "current events" of the food world. Who else would've thought up something as crazy and wonderful as tuna tartar on potato chips? Or resurrected that old chestnut of using pureed anchovies in a salad dressing, knowing that the fishy taste always becomes obscured, while the fish's salty tang brings out the best in the rest of the herbs? I had never owned a cookbook by this operation before, but I have often copied or cut out recipes published by the gourmets of this company (whom I've come to think of as trusted friends) in their catalogue.

I have never been able to fathom the generosity and courage it has taken for these people to freely give away great recipes in every mail order issue and believe - rightly - that customers will buy products and reward their efforts. I am glad to be an example of the kind of consumer they aimed for. The recipes in this book are worth the effort and extremely tasty! The many photos tempt the reader to try new flavors and ways of preparing food. I am so excited to find that there are so many cookbooks out in publication so that I and my family can acquire and give them to one another for many years to come.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Amber Anastasi on April 26, 2011
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Loved this book. Great pictures. Love the side captions. Wiliam Sonoma does it right with these books. I own the entire collection and plan on having them for a very long time. Hopefully one day will be able to say I made every recipe in the book which seems possible. Some people my not like the limited number of recipes but I feel this is a great example of quality over quantity. Somebody really put some love in this book and it shows. Everything I have made so far has been great. Once you buy one you will want them all.
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12 of 16 people found the following review helpful By Linda S. Reiff on October 29, 2009
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This book has lots of good recipes for appetizers that can be used for entertaining...which I love to do...
Most ingredients are easily available, and finished product is pretty, as well as appetizing!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Raul Cremata on May 2, 2013
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This book is beautiful. a handy medium size that is manageable
The recipes are not only great but easy to follow and do.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By mu1yvi on February 26, 2013
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Beautiful pictures. Useful recipes, unlike the Williams Sonoma "Hors d'oeuvre and appetizers" book in the Kitchen library series. Recipes look quick, simple, easy. Can't wait to try some of them. They all look delicious.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Sara Powell on December 16, 2011
Format: Hardcover
One word: bruschetta. That one recipe has made so many appearances on my dining room table, it's almost embarrassing. I did make one change and toast the bread in butter instead of oil, but the tomato mixture really sells it. I even make it in the winter with ripe hothouse tomatoes. I know, I know, I should eat seasonally, but gosh, I love that bruschetta.

I adore the books in this series by Williams Sonoma, and I never seem to have a problem with the recipes. They mostly include easy to find items, and there are extra blurbs about little-known techniques or ingredients. The pictures take up a full page, and they are absolutely gorgeous. I recommend this series to every cook I know.
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7 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Timothy Daniels on January 23, 2011
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If your wife likes to cook as much as mine does, Williams-Sonoma cookbooks will inspire her--and you will eat well! The down side: you'll get fat(ter).
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6 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Jbell on February 24, 2011
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I have to admit, I thought the recipes in this book would be a little more...ordinary. Most of the recipes in this book I have never even heard of, or capable of pronouncing. I don't usually entertain in this sort of way. Being 22 years old, most of the people I entertain come over for beers and alcohol friendly finger food. I don't know how often I will make some of these recipes, but I am glad I got the book for future parties. Maybe when I am a little older and slightly more "mature" I may be using these recipes more frequently. Other than that, the recipes look easy to follow, the book is layed out beautifully, and as always Williams-Sonoma does a terrific job. I would reccomend this cookbook for entertainers, from the distinguised cooks to even beginner cooks like myself. A worthy purchase.
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