appetizers

5 Places That Are Reinventing The Pickle Plate

These bites transcend the old sour spear
Apr 16, 2015 1:00 pm

Restaurants nationwide have taken a page from the old Jewish-deli playbook by offering plates of puckering pickles as starters. But these aren’t the same sour cucumber spears of yore. Writer Megan Giller uncovers some of the more interesting pickle plates being served across the U.S.

15 Recipes To Make During March Madness

Step up your snack game with new plays on old faves
Mar 18, 2015 2:00 pm

Youve filled out your NCAA tournament bracket. Youve figured out the best way to call in sick. Youve installed the new big screen. Now all you need is some awesome eats to match the excitement of the action-packed college-hoops marathon ahead.

20 Vegetarian Appetizers To Start Your Dinner On The Light Foot

Healthy starters for a great Meatless Monday dinner
Mar 16, 2015 12:00 pm

Meatless Monday shouldn’t just be about extolling the glories of flexitarianism; it should be a big celebration of as many vegetables as you can fit in your piehole. Begin with any of these 20 delicious appetizers, then move on to a hearty vegetarian main course and try to tell us you’re not completely satisfied. Ginger-beer-battered broccoli tempura. Come on. 

10 Italian Appetizers To Kick Off Your Feast

Antipasti, bruschetta, arancini and so much more
Mar 10, 2015 2:00 pm

Italian meals are a big, epic, multi-course thing. This means youre going to need appetizers, and we dont mean something on a cracker. Dig into cured meats, fried rice balls, stuffed peppers, hearty eggplant and other things that go perfectly on that red-checkered tablecloth before all the pasta, meat and dessert. Its time for antipasti. 

Mushroom Pâté Makes A Great Vegetarian Nosh

Ditch the liver (for now) and bring on the veggies!
Feb 18, 2015 2:00 pm
mushroom pate recipe
Photo: Justin Lanier

It's not just for frozen drinks anymore! That's right, your blender is one useful appliance. We've been reminded of this very obvious (but important) fact in author Rebecca Ffrench's new Ultimate Blender Cookbook. Suddenly sauces, baking and even burgers have taken on new life. Make a pâté every guest at the party will enjoy by enlisting mighty mushrooms.

15 Small Bites For Your Super Bowl Snacking Convenience

Because you need both hands to watch the game
Jan 29, 2015 2:00 pm

You don't really want to be the person face-deep in a hoagie when the urge to jump off the couch and scream at the TV strikes. That's how you get hoagie on the floor. And hoagie on the floor, friends, is a party foul. Nip this common Super Bowl problem in the bud by making one of these 15 bite-sized snacks that won't get in the way of the very important task at hand. 

Pancake Boss: Stuart Brioza's Savory Silver Dollar Is The Perfect Hors D'oeuvres

And we've got the recipe right this way
Jan 20, 2015 12:00 pm

Wildly popular San Francisco restaurant State Bird Provision regularly serves between 150 and 200 pancakes a night. Chef Stuart Brioza was cool enough to share one of his recipes with Food Republic, which you can whip up for your next dinner party. After all, your guests deserve more pancakes and less prosciutto-wrapped melon. 

Açai-Chia Jam & Goat Cheese Crostini Recipe

A little superfood with your cheese and crackers
Jan 12, 2015 4:00 pm

Blogger-turned-cookbook author Cassie Johnston knows a thing or two about making healthy food choices without compromising flavor. Her trick: cooking uncomplicated, delicious food with emphasis on pumped-up nutrition. Her latest book stars the mighty trio of chia, quinoa and kale along with their superfood friends, like delicious açai berries. Those berries make a mean jam for your snacktime cheese and crackers, by the way.  

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