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James Beard's & Hors D'oeuvre And Canapes [Hardcover]

James Beard , Julia Child , Jeremiah Tower , Karl Stuecklen
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Oct. 17 1999 James Beard Library of Great American Cooking
The first book written by the "Dean of American Gastronomy," James Beard's HORS D'OEUVRE AND CANAPES contains recipes and tips for all levels of entertainment-from simple cocktail parties to extravagant receptions. This premier kitchen reference features the most popular cocktails and drinks, as well as fabulous recipes for classic and innovative hors d'oeuvre such as Melon Melange, Anchovy Cheese Fingers, and Clam Croquettes.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Plan your next party right here! Dec 28 2001
Format:Hardcover
Presented here are classic ways to impress your guests at the next cocktail party! Recipes are simple to follow, tasty, and a great deal of fun. Certainly there are some recipes that perhaps won't appeal much to hosts today...I find beef tongue and the many ways suggested by Beard to serve it not very appealing. But maybe that's just a matter of taste! The canapes are great! The suggested spreads are great for variety sake. From an historical perspective it is interesting to read what was popular and this book certainly gives us insight into things popular in the 1940s. An especially interesting note here with respect to changes in time, in Beard's discussion of the Key to the Cocktail Party, Chapter 1, he suggests that the host/hostess have "plenty of cigarettes, and not only your brand." I find this comment quite revealing and interesting.
This is a great book for all those interested in creating a fun, entertaining and tasty cocktail party.
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4.0 out of 5 stars The book that started it all July 20 2000
Format:Hardcover
James Beard's first cookbook. A classic that even today offers endless ideas for finger foods. Even after 50 years, this book is still in print and still a valuable reference for the home cook and the professional chef.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Plan your next party right here! Dec 28 2001
By Cat Who Fan - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Hardcover
Presented here are classic ways to impress your guests at the next cocktail party! Recipes are simple to follow, tasty, and a great deal of fun. Certainly there are some recipes that perhaps won't appeal much to hosts today...I find beef tongue and the many ways suggested by Beard to serve it not very appealing. But maybe that's just a matter of taste! The canapes are great! The suggested spreads are great for variety sake. From an historical perspective it is interesting to read what was popular and this book certainly gives us insight into things popular in the 1940s. An especially interesting note here with respect to changes in time, in Beard's discussion of the Key to the Cocktail Party, Chapter 1, he suggests that the host/hostess have "plenty of cigarettes, and not only your brand." I find this comment quite revealing and interesting.
This is a great book for all those interested in creating a fun, entertaining and tasty cocktail party.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Cool Little Cookbook Daddy-O March 9 2011
By Thomas Crapaud - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Hardcover
I actually inherited this cookbook. Found it in my mom's bookcase She said it was my Dad's. She said he liked to entertain. It's the 1960's printing. It has a lot of cool old ways of preparing food. There's strange aspics and spreads. There's an interesting beef tartar appetizer. The beef tongue appetizers are something you don't see too much these days. There's basic drink recipes. It definitely has a vibe of old school cocktail parties with Bossa Nova playing in the background and the guests knocking back martinis. What's really cool is how Beard's personality comes through. He's hilarious with his criticism and kudos, like on the drink recipe for, I think, the Tom Collins he says he garnishes the drink with a single cherry rather than the 'fruit cocktail', meaning the skewers of fruit etc. that were starting become common back then. Grab this one if you like quirky old school eats.
4.0 out of 5 stars Useful as well as informative June 9 2014
By bunny68 - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
This book is a bit of a period piece but useful nonetheless. Good recipes, equally good party advice. I've never met a James Beard book I didn't like!
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4.0 out of 5 stars The book that started it all July 20 2000
By Amazon Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Hardcover
James Beard's first cookbook. A classic that even today offers endless ideas for finger foods. Even after 50 years, this book is still in print and still a valuable reference for the home cook and the professional chef.
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