hors d'oeuvres

Mushroom Pâté Makes A Great Vegetarian Nosh

Ditch the liver (for now) and bring on the veggies!
Feb 18, 2015 1:00 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 1:00 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 11:00 am

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. 

Thanksgiving Practice Round: Small Bites

Don't fill up — there's a lot of food on the way!
Nov 14, 2014 11:00 am

Make the first round of food on Thanksgiving day small but significant with this collection of hors d'oeuvres and small bites specifically curated to leave plenty of room. Remember, you've got a big plate to fill up. Nibble on olives, cured meat, light dips, seasonal ceviche and other treats while you discuss among your loved ones how good the turkey/ham/crown roast smells.

Lamb Carpaccio With Harissa & Crisp Capers Recipe

Make succulent sliced lamb with fiery seasoning
Oct 30, 2014 11:00 am
spicy lamb carpaccio recipe

We've been looking forward to Colorado chef, farmer and activist Eric Skokan's cookbook for a while. Farm, Fork, Food isn't just a collection of recipes from his beloved Boulder restaurants, it's a guide to living well, choosing local and seasonal ingredients and upgrading your general outlook on American cuisine. If you think you love Colorado lamb now, wait until you try Skokan's carpaccio. 

Just In Time For Holiday Cocktail Party Season: The Pinch Food Design Cookbook

Hors d'oeuvres like you've never seen before
Oct 28, 2014 1:00 pm

Touted as the city's only chef/designer-owned catering enterprise, partners TJ Girard (designer) and Bob Spiegel (chef) have been serving up unique presentations of small plates and hors d'oeuvres for three years. And just in time for the holiday season and the crush of year-end parties, they've put out their first cookbook. Take a peek inside, particularly if you're into personal charcuterie clipboards.

Video: Le Creuset Stages A Cheese Board War!

And we, unsolicited, narrate the whole charade.
Sep 19, 2014 9:00 am

Le Creuset, the cast-iron cookware royalty that governs all others, just released this stop-motion video for its new Wine & Cheese Collection. For normal folk, it's simply an eye-catching few moments of appetizer porn. For me, however, it's an epic battle to the death, because it's Friday. Watch the video, then find out what actually happened at this otherwise classy cocktail shindig.  

Is This For Real? Pigs In Pimento Cheese Blankets Recipe.

Start the party with these pigs in blankets
Sep 18, 2014 11:00 am

Let's hear it for pimento cheese, that quintessential Southern appetizer of delicious cheddar made tastier and spreadable via mayo and cream cheese and flavored with pimentos and...well, anything else. It's also incredibly versatile — check out Pimento Cheese, the new cookbook from Perre Coleman Magness, author of blog The Runaway Spoon.

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