Antipasti, Dim Sum, Hors d'Oeuvres, Meze, Tapas
At restaurants do you relish appetizers and hors d'oeuvres more than the entrées? Do you ever wish you could snack on street food all day long? The books below highlight such small dishes from a variety of countries.
Tapas: A Taste of Spain in America
The tapas in here are simple and fresh and include a lot of vegetarian options. One of Andres' most interesting techniques is his use of the "tomato-seed fillet" rather than discarding the seeds.
The Big Book of Appetizers: More than 250 recipes for any Occasion
Check out the Grape Leaves with Lamb and Dill on page 52 for a Pittsburgh connection!
The World in Bite Size: Tapas, Mezze, and Other Tasty Morsels
Paul Gayler is a UK celebrity chef and a leader of imaginative vegetarian and Eurasian food.
Antipasti: Fabulous Appetizers and Small Plates
In Antipasti, Joyce Goldstein reveals the history of Italian antipasti and a host of very delicious recipes.
Mediterranean Fresh: A Compendium of One-Plate Salad Meals and Mix-and-Match Dressings
This is a collection of very interesting salads that you'll want to take home and read through. It should give you some "fresh" ideas for the "salad" course.
Mediterranean Street Food
TX725.M35 H45 2006x
"Stories, soups, snacks, sandwiches, barbecues, sweets, and more, from Europe, North Africa, and the Middle East". A great book for reading about appetizers and getting ideas.
Mezze Modern: Delicious Appetizers from Greece, Lebanon, and Turkey
q TX740.K5135 2008x
Classical mezze presented in a contemporary style with easily found ingredients.
Meze: Small Plates to Savor and Share from the Mediterranean Table
If you like tapas and antipasti, this is the Greek cookbook for you!
Small Bites: tapas, sushi, mezze, antipasti, and other finger foods
This British recipe book concentrates on nicely presented inspiring dishes for entertaining, with an emphasis on global cuisine.
Wine Bar Food: Mediterranean Flavors to Crave with Wines to Match
Organized by city, from Lisbon to Rome, and paired with accessible wines from each region, these delightfully unpretentious, simply prepared dishes can be shared as small plates by many or make a sit-down dinner for two or more. The Mantuanos run the Spiaggia Restaurant in Chicago.
Big Small Plates
"All the recipes in here are 'small plates,' and you need to put three or four of them together to make up a whole meal (or what I call a "small-plates meal"). The dishes are meant to be shared, so that each person can enjoy a few bites of this dish, and a few of that, and not come away feeling stuffed."
Fantastico! Little Italian Plates and Antipasti from Rick Tramonto's Kitchen
More than 100 recipes from Rick Tramonto, a restauranteur in Chicago.
From Tapas to Meze
TX725.M35 W45 1994
"First Courses from the Mediterranean shores of Spain, France, Italy, Greece, Turkey, the Middle East, and North Africa"
Little Foods of the Mediterranean: 500 Fabulous Recipes for Antipasti, Tapas, Hors d'Oeuvre, Meze, and More
Wright, food historian and author of Mediterranean Vegetables and A Mediterranean Feast, covers small dishes from the whole of the Mediterranean, including Spain, Italy and the Middle East.
A World of Dumplings: Filled Dumplings, Pockets and Little Pies from Around the Globe
Acclaimed photographer Brian Yarvin has travelled to kiosks, festivals and restaurants in ethnic neighbourhoods around the world to gather more than 100 traditional dumpling and filled-pie recipes.
Browse the Catalog
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In Epicurious you can limit some of their categories and all of their international cooking categories by appetizers: