In this largely illustrated book, Joyce Goldstein recreates classic Italian appetizers with a modern flair that draws on American inspiration as well as new developments in Italy's culinary landscape. Recipes range from the terrific yet simple Venetian specialty Whipped Salt Cod Spread to Prosciutto-Wrapped Shrimp with Warm Chickpea Salad. With tips from Goldstein and color photographs that inspire anyone to cook, this is a great addition to any kitchen!
With growing numbers of restaurants specializing in "small plates," the antipasto is back in style. These little dishes of savory appetizers or small first courses (perfect cocktail food) whet the appetite, enticing the palate for the meal to come -- and can even become the meal itself. In Antipasti, Goldstein reveals the history of antipasti through about 100 recipes. For easier fare, a snap to prepare, there is an entire chapter on Shop and Serve antipasti -- molto tasty recipes that use high quality store-bought foods such as roasted peppers, olives, soft creamy cheeses, and crusty artisan breads that anyone can put together for a last minute appetizer or elegant snack. Available in paperback.