by Carol Beckerman
If party planning has you paralyzed by visions of soggy hors d’oeuvres and drinks gone wrong, fear not: 200 Cocktail Party Recipes is the book you want by your side. Whether you’re planning a stylish holiday event or a relaxed evening with a few friends, this book has the practical advice and common-sense approach to help you navigate the finer points of throwing a successful cocktail party. Each chapter includes recipes that range from bar food favorites to traditional hors d’oeuvres that require minimum prep and cooking time with many that can be made ahead. You’ll return, time and again, to this book for all your party needs, we guarantee.
- An introductory section covers all the preparation and cooking essentials: techniques, equipment and ingredients, plus recipes for classic cocktails
- Crammed with advice on ingredients, basic techniques, preparation
- Appetizer recipes include crowd-pleasing small plates and nibbles such as: Garlic & Chile Shrimp; Phyllo Tartlets with Cherry Tomatoes, Basil & Ricotta; Cajun Glazed Chicken Mini- Kebabs; and Crispy Duck Spring Rolls