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Small Bites Hardcover – September 19, 2005
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Sometimes a party calls for chips, dip and beer; but sometimes the occasion demands carefully arranged Bresaola and Pear Rolls alongside pitchers of Blood Orange Campari Soda. For the latter, this short collection of party foods (or "small bites") offers dozens of intriguing ideas. Sicilian Artichoke Bottoms with Provolone and Capers zing with the brightness of lemon and mint, while Crispy Chorizo Quesadillas with Guacamole are deliciously gooey, a perfect foil for cocktails. Although most of the recipes in this volume are glamorous, they are written carefully enough for even a novice party host to follow. For instance, the subtle Chocolate Frangelico Pudding with Hazelnuts is perfect for a Valentine's Day feast, and requires approximately ten minutes of foolproof work. Cardamom-Poached Apricots with Mascarpone and Pistachios demands just a bit more time, while lending a delicious Mideastern flair to a summer gathering. Best of all, the author knows that even hosts with the best intentions can run out of time before a party, so she offers a reassuring list of "buy and arrange ideas" such as Marinated Anchovies and Pan-Friend Padron Peppers. With so many appealing choices, each gorgeously photographed, this cookbook itself is an excuse to throw a party.
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About the Author
Jennifer Joyce has traveled the world in search of new ideas and recipes. For the last 10 years she has been teaching her simple-to-make dishes to Londoners and is the author of two books, The Well Dressed Salad and Diva Cooking: Unashamedly Glamorous Party Food .
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BUT THIS BOOK ROCKS--
to me, the most invaluble part is the suggested menus for themed culinary soirees. The author breaks down what can be prepared days, hours, minutes in advance which meant that, despite having a full work week and only an hour to prepare, I was able to throw together an impressive spread. while the gorgeous photographs make the appetizers look daunting, everything I prepared was simple enough, especially since I was doing it over the course of a handful of days and had time to clean up. And it was so good!
my complaints: the authors don't always explain what's what so well. so, while I was intrigued by the carrot escuchebe suggested as part of a fiesta themed menu, I had no idea what it was to be served with. also, some of the ingredients are difficult to obtain, although reasonable substitutions are suggested.
it's a nice book to use as a launch pad--you can guess where your own cheats can be (a good store-bought salsa or guacamole, for instance). and it sure makes a pretty coffee table book.
I highly recommend this for anyone who aspires to take entertaining to another level, but isn't quite ready to take on Martha Stewart.
Perfect for entertaining, or bringing the winning dish to a potluck!
Recipes are exotic in style and flavor, but not overly complicated. The average home cook can make these - my kids have even made a few!
Well explained for someone that is new to the business will do it in a snap.