A culinary classic! The legendary chef’s definitive guide to cocktail party food and drink.
James Beard, one of the most renowned names in the culinary world, launched his career in the same way that every good meal should start: with inventive, delicious, and elegant appetizers.
Hors d’Oeuvre and Canapés is a master class in creating perfect finger foods. Filled with stunning recipes including sliced beef with anchovy and Roquefort cheese balls, classic favorites such as deviled eggs, unique touches like mint butter for cold roast lamb, advice on decorations and hosting—and James Beard’s signature wit and charm—this guide will turn any evening event into an elegant soiree. From cocktails to sandwiches to pastries and more, Beard’s recipes are simple yet sophisticated, accessible for any home chef, and sure to stun even the most jaded guest.
Featuring an introduction by Julia Child and a foreword by Jeremiah Tower, this edition of the first cookbook Beard ever published is an essential part of any culinary collection. In the words of Gael Greene, “Too much of James Beard can never be enough for me.”