Thursday, 11 April 2013

Canadian Living: The Appetizer Collection

The Appetizer Collection
by The Canadian Living Test Kitchen

Trade Paperback, 256 pages

I love appetizers. I love the variety and general ability to use your hands instead of utensils.

Appetizers are fun and social, they lighten up a party and - if you have enough of them - you can do without the formal sit-down dinner altogether!

I've long been a fan of the Canadian Living cookbooks because they are tried and true recipes that have been tested and perfected. The instructions are clear and well written and the results are always fabulous.

This book gives you tons of appetizers to choose from, as well as tips on party planning. Now that you have the book - all you have to do is set a date - and remember to invite me!

Chapters Include: 
Plan the perfect appetizer party
Dips & Spreads
 Plated appetizers 
(little salads, crab cakes and fritters)
 Hot appetizers 
(meatballs, chicken wings, dumplings, brochettes and skewers)
 Savoury pastries 
(quiches, phyllo triangles and tartlets)
Tiny sandwiches 
(sandwiches and canapés)
 Cold appetizers 
(devilled eggs, shrimp cocktail, marinated vegetables and cheeses, and charcuterie)
Snack mixes 
(party mixes, spiced or candied nuts and specialty popcorns)

THE CANADIAN TEST KITCHEN creates and tests thousands of recipes every year to ensure that they turn out as perfectly in your home as they do in our kitchen. We develop each recipe with you in mind by using everyday ingredients and only the most common cooking equipment found in households across Canada. This makes cooking easier on you, leaving you more time to share good food with family and friends.