Hors d'Oeuvre at Home with The Culinary Institute of America
"The Culinary Institute of America is the nation's most influentialtraining school for professional cooks." --Time magazine
The Culinary Institute of America is the nation's premier culinary training ground--the place where many top chefs and caterers have honed their skills in the kitchen. The school's emphasis on solid technique and rigorous hands-on training is widely respected and admired by culinary insiders the world over.
Now, in Hors d'Oeuvre at Home with The Culinary Institute of America, the experts show you how to prepare an impressive selection of bite-sized creations for any gathering. From skewers and dips to desserts, they explain the various types of hors d'oeuvre and walk you step by step through the techniques you need to create each one. Featuring more than 150 stylish recipes and 40 full-color photos, the book provides all the guidance and know-how you need to cater your own parties and dazzle your guests.
the tapas craze continues...
By Tea Mistress - June 1, 2007
Overall, I've been very pleased with the CIA books, and Hors d'Oeuvre at Home is no exception.
There's a nice mix of easy and more complex menus, most of which are more aimed at being great cocktail or tapas party food. Great section on tea sandwiches for the afternoon tea junkies among us. Enjoy!
Love, love, love this book
By Andrew'sMom "creativebaker" - August 8, 2007
I was hesitant about buying this book - thought it might be too fancy - I like making new and exotic things - but no one in my family likes raw oysters with lime chili something or the other...this I would say there are less than 5 recipes I wouldn't try because of family/friends dislikes - everything else looks incredible and works for "fancy" parties and having a few friends over for a movie.
Great, great book - I'm very happy with my purchase.
Great Book for home cooks
By Cosmas Bisticas "Chez Cosmo" - September 10, 2007
This is a very well written book by the culinary institute which can be an excellent help in comming up with some impressive ideas for your next party. The book is divided into 8 chapters starting with an introduction to hors d'oeuvres , basic principles, plating and serving guidelines etc. In the following chapters, the book covers dips (hummus, babba ganoush and more), salsas, toppings, stuffed, filled and rolled hors d'oeuvres, terrines, skewers, fondue, cheeses and a few hors d' oeuvres desserts. The recipes are well written and range from very easy to moderately difficult for the home cook, and most of the ingredients you will have no problem finding. Many but not all of the recipes are accompanied by nice photos.
I am charging the book with one star for it's lack of originality. I was a bit disappointed that few of the recipes within got me really excited finding most of them lacking in inspiration and imagination. Not much that I havn't seen before!