A creamy avocado dip with exotic flavors
Appetizers & finger foods
Superb as an finger food or cheese course
Avocado & grilled onion tartines with roasted coriander-lime vinaigrette This avocado toast/bruschetta hybrid makes a perfect summer snack
What is a tartine? Tartine is simply the French term for an open-faced sandwich, usually with spreadable ingredients. But these lovely tartines, with their grilled bread and generous piling of avocado, might have more in common with the “avocado toast” that’s become so popular in the States recently. When it […]
These colorful roots are never more delicious than when prepared simply. Here they’re baked until perfectly tender and dressed with a delightful anise-flavored vinaigrette. When crushed in a mortar, the anise seeds impart a delicate licorice-essence to the beets, making this unfussy salad a tad exotic.
A savory pâte à choux recipe that’s equally delicious, whether made with all-purpose flour or Thomas Keller’s amazing Cup4Cup gluten-free flour.
The holiday party season is an exciting, yet frantic time of the year. But even so, you want to go the extra mile and serve something distinctive to your guests. In that spirit, even the customary bowl of mixed olives could use a little dressing up.
Serving light hors d’oeuvres that won’t spoil your guests’ appetite before they sit down for dinner should always be a priority. These endive boats fit the bill. They’re as colorful as they’re delicious – not to mention, festive and light as a cloud! No wonder these cheerful boats have become […]
I’ve always had a weakness for fresh figs. When fully ripe, their flavor is absolutely sumptuous. Figs are exquisite in desserts or simply eaten on their own, but they’re equally at home with savory foods, like these crostini. The contrast of the sweet figs with the pungent semi-aged goat cheese […]
Grilling turns the rather spongy, bland eggplant into something utterly succulent. Made with firm-fleshed, freshly picked eggplant, these bruschettas, although simple, are loaded with flavor.
When summer is in full force, cucumbers follow suit in the most overwhelming fashion. They are piled high on the shelves of every grocery store, where they sell for a pittance. You’ll find them in all shapes and sizes at your local farmers’ market. And, if you happen to be […]
These little fritters are the quintessential summer appetizer or hors d’oeuvre. Adults love them, kids love them, even picky eaters love them. They’re as addictive as they are easy to prepare. The basil leaves become crispy as they fry, while the lemon zest adds a bit of zing to the […]
The classic potato latke gets a makeover! Made with shallots instead of onions, these potato latkes are delicate and slightly sweet. Served with a dollop of apple confit spiked with Calvados, and a buttery, crispy sage leaf, each mouthful of these latkes yields an explosion of flavor.