Party Snacks!

Party Snacks!

50 Simple, Stylish Recipes to Make You a Popular Party Host

By A. J. Rathbun

Harvard Common Press, Hardcover, 9781558323476, 95pp.

Publication Date: July 31, 2008

Description
PARTY SNACKS shows readers how to make their next party one to remember with simple, fun fare that takes any gathering from basic to festive. Author AJ Rathbun amply demonstrates, with his trademark wit and style, that you don't need a culinary degree or a bottomless budget to whip up munchies that transcend bags of chips and canned salsa.A throrough introductory chapter covers all of the basics, and color photos throughout demonstrate how these marvelous morsels will add pizzazz to your parties. In the following concise chapters, A.J. offers stuffed, skewered, baked, dipped, spreadable, and speedy party snacks. They cover the spectrum from classic (Spinach-Artichoke Dip, anyone?) to the updated (Mushroom-Asiago-Walnut Crostini). Need a nosh in a hurry? Nothing could be quicker - or tastier - than White Bean and Rosemary Pate. Looking for party fare that's as elegant as it is easy? Try A.J.'s Gorgeous Gougeres or Sweet Speared Shrimp. Numerous suggestions for cocktail accompaniments - from Italian Martinis to Canadian Grenadiers - ensure that your guest will never go thirsty. A thorough introductory chapter covers all the snack-tastic basics, from stocking the pantry to serving up stylishly, and color photos throughout demonstrate how these marvelous morsels will add pizzazz to your parties. If you're ready to take your get-togethers to the next level-if youre ready to go beyond chips from the bag and salsa from the jar - Party Snacks has you covered. Let A.J. Rathbun show you how to become a snack master par excellence. Recipes include: Easy and Elegant Antipasto Pretty Party Pinwheels Heavenly Garlicky Hummus Salmon-Dill Toast Savory Cannoli Grilled Honey Teriyaki Chicken Prosciutto-Hugged Cantaloupe Caramelized Onion Shells Heroic Tiny Ham and Cheesers Fun Fundido Leek and Swiss Tartlets Bacon-Wrapped Scallops.