Appetizers
200 Ways to Make a Salad: The Handy 1914 Guide
200 Ways to Make a Salad
The Handy 1914 Guide
Paperback      ISBN: 0486818098

Thanks to an increasing interest in cultivating health-conscious habits, salads have never been more popular. This vintage recipe book from the early 20th century presents 200 fast and easy-to-follow suggestions for preparing salads and dressings that will jazz up any meal. No special culinary skills are required, and the fixings are all easily obtained from any supermarket or grocer.
Organized by ingredient, the recipes include green and vegetable salads; meat, poultry, and game salads; fish salads; and fruit salads. The final two chapters provide a tasty assortment of recipes for dressings. A brief but charming Introduction offers a flavorful history of salad-making.

Appetizers (Kooky Cookery)
Appetizers (Kooky Cookery)
Paperback      ISBN: 1429094176

What do bricks of tomato gelatin, pizzas made with baked beans, and hors d'oeuvre-impaled Santas have in common? They're all part of America's rich and fragrant history of bizarre food concoctions. Applewood Books presents four Kooky Cookery titles, on Brunch, Appetizers, Meat, and Jello, which highlight our nation's golden age of peculiar creations.

Available in inexpensive paperback editions, these irregular recipe collections from yesteryear feature:

  • bizarre combinations and presentations of foodstuffs
  • truly unappetizing photographs
  • hilarious running commentary
Appetizers for Dummies
Appetizers for Dummies
Paperback      ISBN: 0764554395

First impressions count, and nothing makes a better first impression on dinner guests than those delectable little nibbles that you set out before the main course. And you don't have to limit yourself to serving appetizers at the beginning of a meal. Appetizers are first and foremost about entertaining. They set the tone and the mood of an occasion, whether it's a formal dinner, an intimate get-together, or a big birthday bash. And, best of all, the cooking times are short, the ingredients are simple to find (mostly), and it's easy to make a few different recipes at the same time so you can impress your guests with a festive assortment.

In Appetizers For Dummies, celebrity chef, Dede Wilson shows you how to make foolproof recipes for 75 mouthwatering, bite-sized wonders--ranging from an Italian-inspired antipasto to a classic shrimp cocktail. Step-by-step, she fills you in on everything you need to know to:

  • Impress your guests with delicious finger food and first courses
  • Whip up everything from the classics to original, exotic, and offbeat appetizers
  • Plan parties with theme menus that will get rave reviews from your guests
  • Experiment with flavors and international cuisines

Whether you're looking for general ideas about designing appetizer menus or helpful lists of conventional ingredients, it's all here. Among other things, you'll discover:

  • Helpful lists of pantry ingredients and how to use them to make appetizers almost instantly
  • Ready-to-go menus for all occasions
  • Recipes for munchies that can be eaten by the handful, as well as recipes for traditional favorites like deviled eggs and crab cakes
  • How to expand your culinary horizons with tea sandwiches, quesadillas, puff pastries, tartlets, muffins, biscuits, and dozens of ethnic recipes
  • Plated recipes for formal occasions, including artichokes with vinaigrette, smoked salmon, caviar, foie gras, and more

Whether you're new to the world of appetizers or you've been delighting guests with your famous finger foods and hors d'oeuvres for years, Appetizers For Dummies is the ultimate guide to spicing up any gathering with delicious mini culinary creations.

The Art of the Cheese Plate: Pairings, Recipes, Style, Attitude
The Art of the Cheese Plate
Pairings, Recipes, Style, Attitude
Hardcover      ISBN: 0847849821

This book succeeds by matching some of the world's greatest cheeses with unexpected, seasonally inspired flavors and textures and presents a composed cheese plate as a fun, modern, and accessible option for delicious entertaining. 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 B cheron 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.

Asian Tapas: Small Bites, Big Flavors
Asian Tapas
Small Bites, Big Flavors
Paperback      ISBN: 0804841578
Christophe Megel's food is perfect for today. It is savory, tempting, and deliciously simple. His wide experience in Asia is reflected in each tasty morsel. Who can ask for more?--Ken Hom, award-winning chef and author of Exploring China: A Culinary Adventure

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 in this Asian cookbook 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 party--or very simply as a tasty little snack. These Asian recipes of appetizers and finger foods, illustrated with the cutting-edge photography of Edmond Ho, are exquisitely presented to provide huge impact. Sure to ignite the creative spirit in those who love to cook, Asian Tapas will have you eager to get into the kitchen to chop, slice, mix and blend your way through its imaginative and enthralling recipes to recreate the flavors of the East.

Tapas Recipes include:
  • Tangy Crab Salad Sandwiches
  • Aromatic Lamb Seekh Kebabs
  • Wagyu Beef Salad Rolls
  • Har Kow Shrimp Focaccia Buns
  • Abalone Windmill Dumplings
  • Grilled Chicken and Fish Tandoori Strips
  • Crisp Starfruit and Asparagus Salad with Sweet Chinese Sausages
  • Roast Duck Vegetable Rolls with Lemon Soy Dip
  • Tropical Mango Sushi
  • Sashimi Salad Rolls with Wasabi Dip
  • Flaky Cashew Nut Puff Pastry Squares
  • Spiced Sumatran Coffee (Cafe Brulot)
The Beer & Food Companion
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.

Beer Bites: Tasty Recipes and Perfect Pairings for Brew Lovers
Beer Bites
Tasty Recipes and Perfect Pairings for Brew Lovers
Paperback      ISBN: 145213524x

As beer lovers well know, there has never been a better time to be a beer drinker. But all that beer begs for the right food to go with it This collection serves up 65 globe-roaming and simple recipes from appetizers to snacks and main courses that go beyond typical pub grub with recommendations of beer styles and widely available must-try brews for each dish. Beer Bites is ideal for the growing cadre of craft beer lovers eager to explore the basics and nuances of beer and food pairings, whether they are hosting tasting nights or just enjoying one good brew at a time.

Beginnings: My Way to Start a Meal
Beginnings
My Way to Start a Meal
Hardcover      ISBN: 1616282940

The first cookbook from innovative and highly regarded chef Chris Cosentino, this contemporary collection of mouthwatering Italian antipasti recipes, written for the home cook, is unlike anything on the market.

Philosophy of book
The seasonal and innovative ingredient combinations found in each of the Italian dishes in Beginnings exemplify Chris's style of cooking made popular at his highly regarded restaurant Incanto and make use of his love of Italian salumi from his popular salumeria Boccalone. The recipes are at once simple and rustic, yet contemporary and inspiring.

The first cookbook from innovative and highly regarded chef Chris Cosentino, Beginnings presents more than 60 recipes for Italian-style first courses. Organized by season, the book draws upon Chris's years of experience cooking both at home and in restaurant kitchens. The seasonal, yet creative ingredient combinations found in each of the dishes exemplify the style of cooking Chris employs at his San Francisco restaurant, Incanto, and many of them make use of his love of Italian salumi from his artisan salumeria, Boccalone. Hand-rendered sketches of many of the dishes and personal stories throughout, combined with the simple and rustic, yet contemporary and inspiring recipes give you a rare glimpse into one of today's most exciting culinary minds.
Best American Side Dishes
Best American Side Dishes
Hardcover      ISBN: 093618485x

'Best American Side Dishes' presents 500 recipes for appetizers, salads, and casseroles to accompany a main course, with step-by-step illustrations of techniques, descriptions of test processes, and sidebars for equipment and ingredients.

Big Dips: Cheese, Salsa, Pesto, Hummus
Big Dips
Cheese, Salsa, Pesto, Hummus
Hardcover      ISBN: 1423644530

Yummy bowls of fix-in-a-jiff blends go with crudit s, breads, crackers, chips, and more.

When you're serving party nibbles, there's always room for another appetizer. Whip up some Pumpkin Pepita Hummus to add a dash of color and flavor to a harvest-themed gathering, or put out a bowl of Cheesy Pub Dip to get those football fans cheering. These dips can even add a zesty twist to your next meal: try Watermelon Cucumber Salsa as a topping for salad on a hot summer day, or drop a scoop of Cilantro Peanut Pesto into your stir-fry to take it to the next level. These flavorful recipes require little to no cooking and will delight any palate.

James Bradford is a chef in northern Utah. He specializes in the creative preparation of local ingredients.