Party Fare

12 Show-Stopping Hors D'oeuvres For Your Oscars Party

Don't hold back now — you're up for Best Host!
Feb 28, 2014 4:30 pm

Now is not the time to break out the chips, salsa or guac. The Oscars are this Sunday, March 2nd, and that means it's time for fancy snacks and desserts. And for some, a red carpet. But for us, 12 bites that are as impressive to behold as they are to eat, from the cheesy to spicy to salted triple-chocolate.

Sweet Potato And Beet Fritters With Herbed Buttermilk Dip Recipe

Crunchy fried veggie pancakes are a winter treat
Feb 28, 2014 1:00 pm
Photo: Gabi Porter

Molly Quirk is chef/owner of Sips 'n Bites in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. If you haven't had a thoughtfully handcrafted sandwich in a while, there's no better place to get your fix. She's generously donating a few of her party food recipes to our cause: feeding people at parties. These crispy, colorful veggie fritters are seriously addictive.

Easy Filipino Lumpia Recipe

These are the crispy spring rolls you want to make
Feb 7, 2014 3:00 pm

This coming Tuesday, February 11th, NYC Filipino hotspots Maharlika and Jeepney take over Brooklyn's Pork Slope to sling sweet cured sausage fried rice, tamarind pork soup and lumpia, these crispy fried spring rolls we're really looking forward to. Check out the recipe.

Hot Pimento Cheese Dip Recipe

Serve with pretzel nuggets for an unbeatable combo
Jan 31, 2014 2:30 pm
pimento cheese dip recipe
Photo: Gabi Porter

We recently did an appetizer for a wedding that was pimento cheese, crispy pan-fried bits of bratwurst and pickled onions in an edible spoon made out of pretzel dough. It was a huge hit, a simple combination of flavors: cheese, sausage, pretzel that everyone can relate to, with a new twist on presentation. We thought about how we could flip it for game day and this is what we came up with. The recipe, after the jump.

Buffalo Chicken Dip Recipe

A spicy, melty chicken dip as addictive as it gets
Jan 31, 2014 1:30 pm
Photo: Jason Burke

We shy away from using clichés regarding the addictiveness of dishes here at Food Republic. We'd be rather surprised, however, if you didn't report back with something along the lines of, "It says it serves eight but it may as well have have said one" after putting together this simple buffalo chicken dip. The recipe, after the jump.

25 One-Bite Snacks For New Year's Eve Partying

Caviar, prime seafood, truffles. We got 'em all!
Dec 31, 2013 12:00 pm

Right about now you very well could be scrounging around the Internet for a kickass New Year’s Eve party recipe. Well, the Internet gods have spoken and you’ve arrived at the right place. Tonight is the big night, but this doesn’t mean you need to eat big. For the most part NYE is a bite-bite-bite holiday (also, with a little glug-glug-glug), as...

Last-Minute Christmas Party Recipes You Can Make In A Hurry

Unexpected guests? Feed 'em good, it's party time!
Dec 24, 2013 1:00 pm

It happens without fail every year — your guests are early (or totally unexpected) and hungry! Good thing they're at your house though, cause you know how to feed people right. Maximize your time outside the kitchen with these simple to prepare yet upscale appetizers to go with the booze we're sure they brought along. It's a holiday party, right? 

NYC: Photos From Last Night's Lunchbox Fund And Feedie App Launch Party

The charity gala featured celebs, Instagramming
Oct 10, 2013 2:30 pm

We recently told you about a new app called Feedie that lets you use your Instagram food shots for charity. Last night, The Lunchbox Fund hosted a launch party for the app and a charity auction. An unusual assortment of celebs including Liv Tyler, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Joaquin Phoenix (and his sisters), Michael Stipe and others joined Stephen Starr at his Meatpacking District mainstay Buddakan for the event. 

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