This title provides 200 great ways to start a meal or serve a buffet with style. This is an ultimate collection of snacks, dips, nibbles, first courses, quick bites, finger foods and light meals. It features over 200 deliciously sophisticated recipes, drawn from every cuisine: learn how to cook dishes as diverse as Chorizo Pastry Puffs, Fried Clams with Chilli, Gruyere and Potato Souffle, and Poached Eggs Florentine. Each recipe is shown in easy-to-follow step-by-step photographs with a glorious picture of the finished dish. It includes a useful introduction with basic recipes, garnishes and presentation techniques to help you get started and produce stunning results right away. It provides fantastic ideas to start every kind of meal as well as to serve at buffets and parties, with recipes suitable for both novice cooks and accomplished chefs.
From mouthwatering finger food to nibble during a drinks party, to an enticing platter of Duck Wontons with Spicy Mango Sauce to savour at a special occasion, or a fragrant dish of Scallop-stuffed Roast Peppers to enjoy as the prelude to a gourmet meal, the recipes in this wonderful inspirational volume will add colour and sophistication to any and every occasion. It includes an introductory section that gives hints and tips for making garnishes, marinades, dressings and flavoured oils, followed by eight mouth-watering recipe chapters: Nibbles and Dips; Soups; Pates and Terrines; Vegetarian; Family Favourites; Starters for Special Occasions; Salads; and, Party Finger Food. Every recipe is shown step by step in over 750 gorgeous photographs, to inspire and ensure success every time.