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Jan 8, 2008 08:15 PM

Need a really great Hors D'oeuvres cookbook

I'm looking for a really great Hors D'oeuvres cookbook recommendation, can anyone help me out?

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  1. Not typically american fare, but...Tapas - Penelope Casas

    1. I really like the way the Martha Stewart Handbook of Hors d'oeuvres is organized. It begins with a basic building blocks chapter, and continues with chapters based on construction such as skewered, wrapped or stacked. I find that format helps me create an interesting selection much faster than most of my other references.

      Just remembered this was on the Dec.Cookbook of the Month thread - should be some good feedback there!

      1. I like 365 Snacks, Hors D'oeuvres& Appetizers. The Crab & Parmesan Toasts, made without the sundried tomatoes, are simple & fabulous! I also like Party Receipts From the Charleston Junior League; Hors D'oeuvres, Savories & Sweets. Those ladies love to outdo one another!

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        1. re: SusieS

          i second the party is my go to.

          1. re: LaLa

            Thanks for the recommendation LaLa

        2. Small Bites, Big Nights: Seductive Little Plates for Intimate Occasions and Lavish Parties by Govind Armstrong

          The dishes look scrumptuous and he provides photographs of all creations.

          The CIA also did a Hors d'Oeuvres book for home use that you might want to look at as well.

          I have both books and I would suggest that you opt for the one that will get the most use and provide simple and more elaborate dishes when you're in need of such. Don't forget the clearance aisle at your local bookstore. Borders repeatedly has books of this nature that are very well done, wonderfully photographed in full color that offer step by step instructions for less than ten dollars.

          1. I just picked this one up from the library


            Great Bar Food at Home

            easy recipes, many can be made ahead, but they are not your typical appetizers.

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