BITE by BITE | 100 Stylish Little Plates You Can Make for Any Party | By Peter Callahan ~ the #1 Bestselling Cookbook on Appetizers WORLDWIDE for 7 Months in a row!
“This first book from caterer-to-the stars Callahan has been a long time coming and it does not disappoint….the average home cook can re-create these enticing dishes. An essential purchase for fans of tapas, mezes, dim sums, and other small bites.” — Library Journal, starred review
Celebrated caterer Peter Callahan knows how to throw a party. With a client list including celebrities, politicians, Fortune 500 companies, and New York City socialites, and a career spanning two decades, Peter has earned a reputation for creating hors d’oeuvres that are as inventive and beautiful as they are delicious. Now, in BITE BY BITE: 100 Stylish Little Plates You Can Make for Any Party (Clarkson Potter; on sale August 30, 2011), you can re-create Peter’s awe-inducing small bites at home.
“We never wanted to have a party until we found Peter. And now, we can’t have one without him. Peter’s delicious and imaginative creations are always the talk of the party.” Joy and Regis Philbin
In BITE BY BITE, his debut cookbook, Callahan welcomes readers to share in the fun and beauty of his creations, providing inspiration for parties—whether casual gatherings, dinner parties, baby showers, or formal occasions such as weddings and holiday soirees—and 100 recipes so the home cook can recreate his treats at home, ranging from savory to sweet and comfort food to haute cuisine. According to Peter, being prepared is the key to pulling off a self-catered party like a professional. With that in mind, he has included a Kitchen Tools and Conveniences section, listing the key kitchen equipment that will help you create the delicious masterpieces in this book. In each recipe he also notes what can be made in advance, how best to schedule your time, and any short-cuts that will make life easier on the big day. Along the way, he divulges his secrets and inspiration, including stories of how he dreamed up dishes that he’s catered for his long roster of celebrity clients.
“Peter’s food is always the entertainment at my parties. His small bite-size offerings make such an impression. Bite by Bite is the next best thing to having Peter in your kitchen.” Kate Spade
This #1 Bestselling Cookbook on Appetizers features recipes that include:
- COMFORT FOODS: Caprese Tea Sandwiches; Mac and Cheese Canapés; Baked Beans in Bacon Cups; Twice-Baked Stuffed Potatoes; and Cheeseburgers and Frites
- SHOTS + BITES: Tomato Soup and Grilled Cheese; Caviar Spoons and Vodka; Spicy Chicken “Fortune Cookies” and Cherry Sake; and Fish Tacos and Gazpacho
- LOLLIPOPS, CONES, + MORE: Mango-Shrimp Lollipops; Watermelon-Mint Lollipops; Tuna Tartare Plantain Cones; Crab in Potato Cones; and Chicken Nori Cigarettes
- CLASSICS REINTERPRETED: Stuffed Mushrooms; Lobster-Potato Petit Fours; Pigs in Blankets, Two Ways; and Turkey Canapés with Stuffing and Cranberry Relish
- DESSERT: Chocolate Ice Cream “Burgers;” Limoncello Popsicles; Cotton Candy Lollipops; Strawberry-Rhubarb Pies; Fluffernutters; and Bagel Profiteroles