Small Bites

Mustard-And-Bacon-Crusted Chicken Bites With Bacon Aioli Recipe

The goodness of fried chicken in one bacony bite
Dec 13, 2013 1:00 pm
Photo: Tony Calarco

If you're going to make party food, make sure you cram a lot of party in there. That's why we're armed with Chopped champion, chef Eric LeVine's new book, Small Bites Big Flavor, for the entertaining season ahead. It's full of innovative things on sticks, small plates and other reasons to justify another cocktail or two.

16 One-Bite Appetizers That Are Not For Wussies

Hello passed appetizer season! Let's fill up.
Dec 10, 2013 5:00 pm

With holiday parties taking over the calendar for the next three week, let us observe that we are smack dab in the middle of one-bite appetizer season. We’re talking about the kind of apps (called canapés to some) that you find piled near the punch bowl. Here’s the thing about appetizers: they oftentimes don’t fill you up. But you can bet these will.

Duck Nuggets Recipe From The New Le Pigeon Cookbook

Bridging the gap between kiddie and adult food
Oct 16, 2013 12:00 pm
Photo: David L. Reamer

You haven't done dinner in Portland until you've done dinner at Le Pigeon, James Beard Rising Star Chef Gabriel Rucker's outrageously popular outpost. Combining the usual suspects with something totally unexpected is Rucker's game, so where you'd expect chicken in these of course, duck.

Fried Sage With Anchovies Recipe

A simple Tuscan appetizer to pair with bubbly
Jan 7, 2013 6:01 pm

Take this recipe for deep-fried sage-wrapped anchovies, from spokesperson, chef and TV host David Rocco. Can you think of a better way to "help" polish off those last couple of bottles of bubbly from New Year's? Try this with prosecco — you won't be disappointed.

Pork Belly Onigiri Recipe

Try this crispy, fatty, flavorful Japanese snack
Jan 7, 2013 4:01 pm
pork belly rice balls
Photo: Rebecca Fondren

We're big fans of Uchi, well worth a trip to Austin by itself. But, you know, get tacos and stuff too. Should you have any leftover pork belly on hand, Uchi's onigiri, Japanese rice balls, are definitely the way to go. And these folks cook methodically (for good reason), so break out that scale and this recipe for sushi rice and get stuffing.

Soba Sushi Rolls Recipe

Substitute noodles for rice in this sushi recipe
Nov 30, 2012 4:01 pm
soba sushi rolls
Photo: Frances Janisch

This fun roll is for those who have graduated from inside-out roll preparation and want to extend their sushi repertoire.

Bacon Candied Apple Spiced Nuts Recipe

Bacon finds its new place in a mixed nuts recipe
Sep 6, 2012 1:01 pm
spiced nuts recipe
Photo: Gabi Porter

These are addictive! Sweet, salty, spicy, crunchy, chewy. This recipe makes a good-sized bowl for a crowd — once baked, they keep for a few days at room temperature and actually improve after a day or two on the counter.

Chili Crab Dip Recipe

A Singapore dish you can dip into, shell-free!
Jan 6, 2012 5:01 pm
chili crab dip
Photo: Masak NYC

Chili crab is an iconic Singapore dish with the crabs served shell on. I wanted to try and recreate the flavors and experience of scooping up the wonderful sauce without the messy wrestling with shells (which is great fun in Singapore but not always so nice on a date in NYC), so it's made with picked crab meat at Masak.


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