101 Bar Bites
Delicious Nibbles, Snacks & Small Plates to Complement Your Drinks
Hardcover ISBN: 1849758077
The trend for superior bar snacks has steadily been gaining traction over the last few years. First, we had the revelation of posher crisps and fancy nuts, now bars in major cities across the world are upping their menu game in order to capitalize on foodie trends and keep up with customers who want informal, relaxed yet good quality grub. Dishes that are truly delicious and interesting, yet which won’t lull them into a food-induced stupor, break the bank or force them to get up from that prime-position bar stool and interrupt the flow of the evening. Transfer this laid-back eating concept to your very own cocktail parties, gatherings and cosy nights in with 101 Bar Bites. Picture the scene: you want to show off your culinary prowess with something homemade and fortify guests for a night of merriment – but the night is not calling for a formal sit down meal. Perhaps you are watching the big game on TV, preparing to go out dancing or simply chilling with good friends and a bottle of wine. Things you can quickly grab and consume – not necessarily with a knife and fork. In this wide range of bar bites inspired by cuisine from all around the world, find something to enjoy whatever your tipple: from sliders, onion rings and loaded fries to go with a pint of lager to infused olives, bruschetta and whitebait with a crisp white wine. Mexican nachos will be ideal with tequila cocktails, or a divine charcuterie platter is just the thing to accompany a heady glass of red. The food is divided into chapters according to portion size. First come Nibbles, which will include Home-made Tortilla Chips and assorted dips, Infused Olives, Masala Popcorn and Rainbow Pickles. Next is the Snacks chapter, which includes slightly larger morsels like Chipotle Chicken Wings, Onion Rings and Persian Sausage Rolls. Small Plates is where you can find the most substantial food: try mini Pizzette, Sliders, or a Gourmet Grilled Cheese. The Sharers chapter includes food which can be served on platters, big bowls and boards such as Nachos, Charcuterie and a Seafood Platter. There is also a Sweet Treats chapter so that you can indulge your sweet-toothed guests with bite-size Mini Doughnuts or Chocolate Covered Marshmallow Pretzels. Finally, there is a selection of classic drinks and cocktails to complete your bar snack menu such as a Tropical Punch, Iced Margaritas or Elderflower Champagne Cocktails.
200 Tapas de España /200 Tapas of Spain
Paperback ISBN: 8483565102
200 Tapas de España reúne las mejores tapas frías y calientes de la cocina española de toda la vida. Variado, ágil y sencillo, el libro nos muestra cómo elaborar desde la tradicional tortilla de patatas, croquetas o un buen gazpacho a platos regionales tan famosos como la paella valenciana, el pulpo a la gallega, la fritura de pescado andaluza o unas exquisitas migas extremeñas, para que puedas recrear tus favoritas en casa.La selección incluye pintxos, montaditos, tostas, brochetas, banderillas, vasitos, cucharas de degustación y cazuelitas que abarcan todo tipo de alimentos: carnes, pescados, mariscos, verduras, huevos, pasta… sin pasar horas en la cocina y estructuradas por niveles de dificultad y tiempos de preparación. También se añaden otros apéndices monográficos especiales dedicados al origen de la tapa en España y a las bases y acompañamientos de las tapas como las salsas y guarniciones, hierbas y especies o masas para montarlas. Un libro indispensable en tu cocina si eres aficionado y amante de la gastronomía española en pequeños bocados.
Little Bites That Delight Before the Meal Begins
Hardcover ISBN: 0375507604
Provides recipes for amuse-bouche, a bite-sized treat that is served before meals, for such amuses as tomato soup with basil, forest mushroom terrine, striped farfalle pasta salad, and smoked salmon parfait with chive oil.
Drinks and Snacks for the Dolce Vita
Hardcover ISBN: 178472310x
Let's be honest: who doesn't want to be a little bit Italian? To glide through Rome on a Vespa like Marcello Mastroianni, wearing an impeccable suit? Or sit in St Mark's Square in Venice at dusk, nibbling cicchetti and sipping an Aperol spritz? This is la dolce vita, and this is aperitivo - Italy's take on drinks and small snacks. Aperitivo brings together 80 recipes from across Italy, and tells the stories behind the food and the drinks that shape the aperitif hour. The book opens with the aperitivi themselves - Campari and Aperol - as well as recipes for classic Italian cocktails (including the perfect Negroni) and a guide to Italian wine. Kay then introduces simple recipes for Antipasto and Pinzimonio; Tramezzini; Bruschette and Crostini; Seafood; Meat and Fowl; Vegetables, Dairy and Eggs; Bread and Baking; and Dolci. So let's cinch in our waists, pop on some cat's eye sunglasses, and make like Sophia Loren. It's time for Aperitivo.
The Cocktail Culture of Italy: Recipes for Drinks and Small Dishes
Hardcover ISBN: 0847847446
Kick off the evening as the Italians do, with these recipes for drinks and small dishes from the best bars and restaurants of Venice, Milan, Turin, and beyond. Aperitivo: from the Latin aperire, to open, as in open the door to friends, open conversation around the table, and open the appetite. Aperitivo is about coming together over drinks and snacks before dinner. It's a quintessentially Italian concept, and one that's worth emulating. Originating in the bars and cafes of northern cities such as Venice, Milan, and Turin, the custom has spread all over the country. Aperitivo takes the reader on a spirited ride through this cocktail culture, stopping at all the most chic and classic bars and restaurants that have elevated this ritual to an art form. Many of the drinks arc structured around vemouths and citrus- and botanical-infused liqueurs, which offer a new world of complex flavors. They yield enticingly simple cocktails that refresh without stunning the palate (thanks to a lighter alcohol content). But aperitivo is just as much about the food because in Italy, you can't drink without eating. Recipes feature peppers stuffed with tuna, the legendary croquettes from Harry's Bar, and polenta squares with baccala, as well as endless variations of crostini and focaccia. Whether planning a party or just having a friend over, Aperitivo brings a whole new spirit of conviviality and lets you host in tme Italian style.
More Than 70 Deliciously Simple Sharing Plates and Small Dishes to Enjoy With Friends
Hardcover ISBN: 1849757178
Here you'll find a wealth of recipes for simple yet delicious small plates and dishes. Choose from light Asian-inspired ideas such as Japanese Sushi, Sashimi and Chinese Dim Sum. Explore small Mediterranean-style plates. Traditionally served as part of a Spanish Tapas, Fresh Asparagus with Aioli, Sherried Chicken Livers, Melon with Jamon and Prawns Piri Piri make the perfect tasty yet small start to a meal. Italian Antipasti dishes are the ideal portion-size to enjoy as an appetizer – choose from Little Sausage Stuffed Mushrooms or Classic Tomato and Basil Bruschetta, ideal for light summer dining. French-style Hor D’Oeuvres are a sophisticated choice, especially when served on a large platter for sharing – choose from Provencal Crudites or A French Seafood Platter (Fruits de Mer). For smaller individual plates, look no further than Quick Mini Pissaladieres, Celeriac Remoulade and Blanched Green Beans with Hazelnuts and Raspberry Vinaigrette. And of course Terrines and Pates that can be prepared ahead and simply sliced to serve with melba toasts or oatcakes are the ideal solution for the time-pressed hostess. Greece, Turkey and the Middle East have exotic and delicious mezze to offer and these small bites are made for serving with drinks or to whet the appetite for a larger course yet to come. Hot dishes include Pan-fried Halloumi with Capers and Lime, Spicy Baked Feta, Mini Lamb Meatballs and Chicken Wings with Lemon and Garlic while cold options that can be prepared ahead include Lebanese Hot Red Pepper and Walnut Dip and Aubergine Slices in Spiced Honey Sauce. Just add crusty bread and you are ready to eat. Whether you want to slow down the pace of your weekend dinners or at home and enjoy conversation over several courses, feed friends who come for a midweek supper well, or pull out all the stops for a special occasion, you’ll find the perfect appetizer recipes here.
The Art of the Cheese Plate
Pairings, Recipes, Style, Attitude
Hardcover ISBN: 0847849821
Master delicious, sophisticated entertaining with acclaimed chef-fromager Tia Keenan’s foolproof pairings and quick recipes for elegant cheese plates and inspired accompaniments. A perfect gift for any host or cheese lover, The Art of the Cheese Plate offers clear directions and expert tips for perfect cheese plates and creative condiments. Composed plates showcase great European and American cheeses and bespoke accompaniments for every occasion. Full provenance information and tasting notes enable the reader to find or substitute the cheeses according to availability, season, and taste. Recipes are quick and simple, utilizing a few key techniques. Delight in each unexpected combination, including Bûcheron with Tandoori Cashews, L’Amuse Gouda Signature with Coffee-Hazelnut Crisps, Marcelli Formaggi Ricotta Pepperoncini with Basil and Preserved Lemon Pesto, and Jasper Hill Creamery Winnimere with Mosto Cotto Glazed Bacon. "
Small Bites, Big Flavors
Paperback ISBN: 0804841578
Using an abundance of the fresh, seasonal ingredients and a harmony of flavors, Anton Kilayko and executive chef Christophe Megel offer a collection of recipes that will excite anyone yearning after new and delicious ways to approach the tastes of the East. Cultural lines blur as they explore the breadth of Asian cuisine to bring you dishes inspired by the cooks of Bali, Malaysia, Thailand, Vietnam, Japan, and many more. The food is imaginative, approachable and can just as successfully be brought to life at a sophisticated dinner, a lazy lunch, or a cool partyùor very simply as a tasty little snack.
The Beer & Food Companion
Hardcover ISBN: 1909342998
The Beer and Food Companion is set to become a classic reference for anyone wishing to pair beer and food, to cook with beer or to discover the delights of both the traditional and modern art of the beer sommelier. Beer has been drunk with food for thousands of years yet only now is it being appreciated as the perfect companion to food. It is even better than wine for pairing with cheese, for example. Tracing the history of beer and food matching, this book educates your palate to recognise the characteristics of a flavoursome beer, with delicious recipes that allow you to cook, pair and appreciate your ale at a whole new level. Profiles of key chefs, restaurateurs, beer experts, beer sommeliers and cicerones from around the world zone in on the new and exciting world of beer and food matching, including London's Quilon, Restobieres in Brussels and Higgins Restaurant in Portland, Oregon. Charts for Beer & Food and Food & Beer pairing provide at-a-glance perfect matches for easy reference when you are sourcing beer. With expert knowledge on the art of marrying flavour and cooking with beer you will quickly come to recognise the rich and rewarding combination of porter and chocolate desserts, the delicate counterbalance of a wheat beer with seafood, or the pleasing combination of a hoppy pale ale with a mild curry.