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From Barnes & NobleMartha Stewart's Hors d'Oeuvres Handbook
As master entertainer Martha Stewart knows, a great party starts with great hors d'oeuvres. These tasty bites, meant to whet the appetite and sometimes to make up a meal, can set the tone for a gathering, whether elegant and sophisticated or casual and festive. In her groundbreaking new book, Martha Stewart's Hors D'Oeuvres Handbook Handbook, Stewart covers hors d'oeuvres of every conceivable type, from rolled and stuffed bites to skewered and threaded tidbits; from layered and stacked compositions to delicate tea sandwiches and hearty crostini; from dips and spreads to selections of fine cheeses. Some recipes are complex and demanding, but many are simple enough for an impromptu gathering. Stewart doesn't neglect the beverages to accompany these spectacular spreads; a chapter called "Sips and Drinks" offers punches, cocktails—both retro and up-to-the-minute—plus refreshing nonalcoholic options.
The recipes are fabulous. So are the menus, shopping and equipment guides, party-planning tips, serving and table decoration ideas, and unique presentations. But what really makes this book groundbreaking is its revolutionary design: It has two sections, the first made up of more than 200 pages of stunning color photos, the second composed of the recipes. Two place-marking ribbons allow the reader to refer back and forth from the recipes to the corresponding photos, keeping the color pages clean while cooking from the plain-text recipes. This is a book that is a pleasure to hold in your hands, to flip through for inspiration, and of course, to use to create wonderful food. Martha Stewart's Hors D'Oeuvres Handbook is an essential addition to any passionate home cook's library.
—Kate Murphy Zeman