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Fast Appetizers

By Hugh Carpenter & Teri Sandison

Fast Appetizers  
Nibbles and small bites are in. As cocktails and cocktail parties reach a new zenith of popularity, the same old chips and dip will simply not do. Hosts are looking for enticing and easy-to-prepare recipes that allow them to spend their party socializing with guests, not working in the kitchen. Whether you're planning a holiday gathering, romantic evening, or a weeknight meal, Hugh Carpenter and Teri Sandison present maximum flavor in minimum time.

Carpenter and Sandison are known for their flavorful and accessible food. Their latest, Fast Appetizers, features 100 recipes guaranteed to be a hit. All the recipes can be made in a flash, with many requiring less than 15 minutes preparation time. As well, Fast Appetizers contain the dozens of shortcuts and tips that fans have come to expect from Carpenter and Sandison.

Inspired by cuisines from around the world, chapters include "Bar Food Nibbles, "Asian Dumplings and Spring Rolls," "Sizzling Appetizers from the Grill and Oven" and "Caviar for Special Occasions." Recipes include:

Crostini with Brie and Caviar
Vietnamese Summer Rolls
Barbecued Oysters with Chipotle Lime Butter
Shrimp Dumplings with Chinese Pesto
Seared Beef Carpaccio with Lime and Ground Black Pepper

Fast Appetizers also includes advice on menu planning, serving portions and the use of everyday pantry items to create ready-to-serve appetizers. Whether you are hosting a cocktail party or an intimate dinner, Carpenter and Sandison provide the secrets to dazzling, stress-free entertainment.

The husband and wife team of Hugh Carpenter and Teri Sandison are the authors of ten books including Hot Vegetables, The Great Ribs Book, and Pacific Flavors. Their Hot series has over 200,000 copies in print. One of America's most popular cooking teachers, Hugh Carpenter has shared his secrets for quick, flavorful cooking with more than 70,000 students.

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Fast Appetizers
By Hugh Carpenter & Teri Sandison
Ten Speed Press
Paperback, $17.95, 112 pages
Publication date: August 1999
ISBN: 1-58008-049-9
Information provided by the publisher.


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