Thursday, January 30, 2014

Appetizers are finger foods

Appetizers are finger foods served prior to a meal or between mealtimes. Or in other words it could also be a small dish of food or a drink taken before a meal or the main course of a meal to stimulate one's appetite.
Appetizers should be such that are enjoyed by all.
Also there should be warm and cold both type of appetizers.
It is appropriate for hosts to serve both hot and cold foods.
If there is an extended period between when guests arrive and when the meal is eaten (for example during a cocktail hour), these might also serve the purpose of sustaining guests during the wait, by serving apéritifs before drinks or meals.
Did you know:
The Persians were the first ones to start the tradition of serving starters before meals over 2000 years ago. 
A simple plate of cheese and crackers, chopped vegetables (called crudités) served with dip, or sliced or small fruits can all be considered appetizers. Other popular options include canapés, finger sandwiches, crab cakes or crab puffs, small sausages that can be eaten in a bite or two, and any type of dumplings such as dim sum. The goal is to make the food easy to handle with just a napkin, and easy to eat in one to two bites.

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