Synopses & Reviews
Eye-catching and irresistible, hors d'oeuvres never fail to entice, whether they're juicy skewered shrimp with spicy dipping sauce, Mediterranean olives dressed with fresh herbs and zesty citrus, or tender new potatoes topped with caviar and crand#232;me fraand#238;che.andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;Williams-Sonoma Collection andlt;iandgt;Hors d'Oeuvreandlt;/iandgt; offers over 40 delicious recipes, including both classic favorites and fresh new ideas. In these pages, you'll find finger food designed to suit any occasionand#8212;from a casual celebration with friends to a black-tie cocktail party. This vivid full-color recipe collection, appealing to both novice and experienced cooks, will become an essential addition to every kitchen bookshelf.andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt;andlt;iandgt;"Try any of these recipes and your guests will return for more."andlt;/iandgt;
Reflecting today's tastes, "Hors D'Ouevre, " part of The Williams-Sonoma Collection, presents classic recipes plus a variety of fresh new ideas for all kinds of appetizers, "finger" foods, tapas, and one-bite delicacies. Each of the 42 recipes is accompanied by a color photo. Sidebars include tips and techniques.
About the Author
Brigit Binns has authored or co-authored twenty-five cookbooks, many of them for Williams-Sonoma. Sheandrsquo;s also helped many of this countryandrsquo;s most respected chefsandmdash;like New Yorkandrsquo;s Michael Psilakis (andlt;iandgt;How to Roast a Lambandlt;/iandgt;, Little Brown, 2009) and Los Angelesandrsquo; Joachim Splichal (andlt;iandgt;Patina: Spuds, Truffles, and Wild Gnocchiandlt;/iandgt;, Collins, 1995)andmdash;turn their cookbook dreams into reality.andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;andlt;iandgt;The Cook andamp; The Butcherandlt;/iandgt;, her eleventh book for Williams-Sonoma, has won wide praise. Her book collaboration with the andldquo;rock-starandrdquo; butcher Ryan Farrandmdash;San Franciscoandrsquo;s andldquo;King of Meats,andrdquo;andmdash;andlt;iandgt;Whole Beast Butcheryandlt;/iandgt; (Chronicle, 2011) was nominated for a 2012 IACP award.andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;Her husband, actor Casey Biggs, has gained fame as the andldquo;Paso Wine Man,andrdquo; via a viral video spot that was awarded the Wine Spectator Video of the Year, and won several Addys.