Party Food Small and Savory Cookbook
Party Food Small and Savory cookbook is a comprehensive cookbook with 425 recipes of finger foods for your next occasion. This cookbook is really nice, with over 150 color photos of the prepared dishes. If you love throwing parties or cater them, don't miss Barbara Kafka's special book. This one will not let you down.
Format: Hardcover and dust jacket, 323 pages
Copyright: 1992. First edition
Publisher: William Morow and Company, Inc.
Author: Barbara Kafka
Description: All but gone is the formal dinner with butlers summoning guests to the table and expensive dishes that take hours to prepare. In its place is an informal, less demanding, and less costly way of eating. It can be brunch, lunch, a dinner for one hundred, or a midnight supper for four. But whatever it is, the occasion always demands good food. And here is Barbara Kafka, who loves to entertain, to the rescue.
Party Food gives you 425 recipes for finger foods ranging from the quick and easy to prepare, to the more lavish and intricate for those who enjoy spending time in the kitchen. Party Food is as simple as Miniature Hamburgers or as unusual as a Greek Dip made from walnuts; as elegant as the best French Pate en Crouse, or as basic as the perfect Papaya Salsa to serve with chips.
Party Food is beautifully illustrated, brimming with 150 color photographs that not only show you prepared dishes but bring scores of different parties to life.
Barbara Kafka has created exciting foods that will tantalize everyone's taste buds: Spicy Crabcakes on Cornmeal Biscuits and Italian Canapes that let your guests enjoy sensuous flavors while they mingle and help themselves from bowls and platters. The variety of recipes is astounding with as many as 50 of the most wonderful dips you will ever taste. In addition, Party Food is chock-full of vegetarian recipes, which are highlighted in green for easy access.
According to Ms. Kafka, one of the most important goals of party planning is making sure that throwing a party doesn't interfere with enjoying it. She offers explanations on how far ahead a recipe can be made, how dishes can be frozen and/or reheated, and how many of a given item you will need for each person.
There are Kafkaesque secrets like freezing chicken so that making strips for kabobs is easier, using your microwave to reduce preparation time, and a host of flexible recipes such as Sun-Dried Tomato Dip that can be served by itself or as a base to dozens of other dishes.
Condition: Bookboards and interior pages are in beautiful condition. Dust jacket's top edge shows minor shelf wear.