Monday, September 17, 2012
Dinner parties, birthday celebrations, even Thanksgiving deserves a great tray of hors d'oeuvres!! It's the ultimate "munchy" course that you don't have to be so formal about. Also, it's a great way to hold those guests at bay until your amazing dinner is served. I've attended a few gatherings where the appetizer selection was more stunning than the main course! Although, not everyone plans to have better hors d'oeuvres than the entree, but things do happen. Appetizers, whether they contain fruit, vegetables, a great dip, or even a cheese spread make a wonderful connection to setting the tone for the rest of the meal. If you're going to have an appetizer course, derive inspiration from your entree, such as if you're doing Italian, have a great Antipasti tray or some Bruschetta ready at hand. Your guests will immediately know where this culinary voyage will take them. Countries around the world have many different versions of the delightful treats and by exploring them, maybe giving a few experimental ingredients to make them your own. Hors d'oeuvres, apps, aperitif, whatever you decide to call them, should have the starting role at any gathering. Enjoy your BIG & small "Tasty Bites".
From Our Good Friends at Publix Supermarkets, Here's A Few Appetizer Recipes You & Your Family Can Enjoy!!!
Chef Tara L. Browning