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Appetizer Cook Book

CBirck's picture

I'm always searching for appetizer recipes.  Does anyone have a favorite cook book dedicated to appetizer's?

chefeileen01's picture

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I have a very nice one that I have used lots. It's called "Finger Food" from the Australian Women's Weekly home library. It is distributed in Canada by Whitecap Books Ltd. in Vancouver. I bought it about 10yrs ago at Save-on-foods in BC. (this book has beautiful colored pics of the items and a great selection of hot and cold, 125 pages)

chef eileen

chef eileen

Marcia's picture

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MeanChef recommend Martha Stewart's appetizer book not too long ago, and I'd take his word that it's a good one. Haven't seen it myself.

meowow's picture

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I got Martha's book with a gift cert to Border's over the holidays and I LOVE it! Everything is beautiful and inspiring and I have tried a few things--very doable and gorgeous.

Marcia's picture

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Martha used to be known for stealing from the best, but I suppose now she has a squadron of "recipe developers".

Gretchen's picture

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Meow.  ;o)

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Marcia's picture

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Not just me, it's what all the food writers said, but I do think there was envy involved. I'm not a fan Martha but I admire her for all she's accomplished.


Then again, there aren't many new recipes -- just reworked old ones. Don't tell that to Thomas Keller and his ilk.

Jean's picture

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Who was it that said there are only 8 (was it 9?) recipes in the world, the rest are all versions of old ones - reworked?



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Marcia's picture

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I couldn't tell you but I've heard the saying, too.

Glenys's picture

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Madeleine Kamman told me that. I wished I remember more of the conversation.

nutcakes's picture

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The Martha Stewart one is on my list to get. It is a really useful and comprehensive book with a million ideas and plenty of simple and well as fabulous stuff. I'd guess it's a 'best in class'.

Magic Chef's picture

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The Martha Stewart Appetizer cookbook is pretty comprehensive and has color pictures of every recipe so you know how it should look.

Adele's picture

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Cocktail Food by Mary Barber


Meze by Rosemary Barron - this is Greek


Hors D'oeuvres by Eric Treuille


Little Meals by Rozanne Gold


But, but, it's SUPPOSED to taste like that!

But, but, it's SUPPOSED to taste like that!

elizaram's picture

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The one I use most often is The Classic Party Fare Cookbook by Martha Rose Shulman. Sarah Leah Chase's cookbooks (Nantucket Open House, Cold Weather Cooking) also have some lovely appetizers - like all her recipes, they tend to be fussy but delicious. I should check out the Martha book; I'm always looking for new ideas for finger food.




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bella luna's picture

(post #62715, reply #9 of 21)

I also love "Finger Food". Every recipe I've made has been wonderful.

Unschoolmom7's picture

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I just got TAPAS (I'm house sitting, so not sure of the author, he owns a restaurant or two in Washington DC). It has some fabulous looking recipes. He breaks them down by ingredient, potatoes, mushrooms, etc. It was a joy just reading it.
Karena

Ballottine's picture

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Great book.  I gave it for Christmas to several friends.  They all love it.  Bal

 


So much to cook; so little time.

 

So much to cook; so little time.

Gary's picture

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CBirck's picture

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I'm looking on line to each and every suggestion!  Thanx again for all of your collective knowledge.

Ballottine's picture

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Do you like CIA cook books? Bal

 


So much to cook; so little time.

 

So much to cook; so little time.

Gary's picture

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They tend to be more for the restaurant business, but I buy them for the educational material. They teach me how to do things "right". For someone who is just learning to cook, it's perfect. A lot of their stuff is not really practical for home use, but I get to see things from the professional chefs view and then I can see how Martha (or whomever) has modified things for more practicality.

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Ballottine's picture

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OOOPS! We are talking about apples and oranges.  I meant the CIA cookbooks  for the homecooks, but did not say so. sorry!!!!  Bal

 


So much to cook; so little time.

 

So much to cook; so little time.