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Canapes Hardcover – 23 Sep 1999

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Product details

  • Hardcover: 168 pages
  • Publisher: DK (23 Sept. 1999)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0751308552
  • ISBN-13: 978-0751308556
  • Product Dimensions: 23.6 x 1.7 x 29.2 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (100 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 527,916 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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... this is a great book for anyone thinking of having friends round for a drink and nibble. Never again will you resort to crinkly packets once you've delved between these covers. (www.thebookplace.co.uk ) --This text refers to an alternate Hardcover edition.

About the Author

Victoria Blashford-Snell trained at Le Cordon Bleu cooking school, worked in the famous Books for Cooks in London and now runs a highly successful catering company. Her publishing success also includes her role as Editor-in-Chief of The Cooking Book.

Eric Treuille is a noted chef and the author of many cookbooks including Barbecue with Brigit Erath, Bread and Le Cordon Bleu's Complete Guide to Cooking Technique.

--This text refers to an alternate Hardcover edition.


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This is really a great book! The recipes are fairly easy and the results professional looking. I recently catered for a (very) small party for my mother's birthday and I managed to have everything ready in one afternoon. It is true I didn't choose the more complicated recipes, but we made an impromptu party! The flavours are so rich and sometimes surprising that you are sure to get raves. Most of the recipes don't contain exotic ingredients, that you will only find in specialized markets and all of them provide make-ahead tips, so you will not panic on the party day. The tartlet and phyllo cases can be made up to one month ahead and kept in tightly covered containers, if you actually manage to plan one month ahead!
I made the caramelised onion pancakes substituting plain yoghurt for the sour cream and they tasted so incredibly complex, with just a few ingredients, onions, water, sugar. And the marinades for the shrimps were absolutely delicious, they disappeared from the plate. A really great book! Thanks to the authors.
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Format: Hardcover
I am a cookbook junkie but I have never before made as much use of a single book as I do of this one.
Canapes are a nightmare to enthusiastic non-professionals, and it is too easy to opt out with a big platter of dips and a few pieces of smoked salmon on rye, but this book takes all the stress out of doing it properly. Not only that, it has you salivating from page one without resorting to exotic ingredients that are only found in specialist stores.
Every item is illustrated - vital when presentation is so much a part of the overall effect. The steps are easy to follow and the tips about what can be done in advance are particularly useful, as is the a section devoted to quantities and planning - you can spread the preparation over several days and even have time for a shower before your guests arrive.
The only downside is that you will find all your friends enlisting your help for their parties every time - the solution of course is to buy them one of these!
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This book was given to me a present several years ago and it is now dogged-eared and covered in baking remnants! I have made most of the canapes in the book and it has served as a great starting point for creating my own! The recipes are simple and easy to follow, with very small amounts of ingredients - great for keeping the shopping bill down when catering for large numbers.

Canapes look great when set out on a large table or set around the party room. Guests will be awe struck by your talents and be delighted at the vast array of little treats! Many of the 'bases' can be made in advance and frozen or refrigerated until the day of the party, so that you can effortlessly dress and decorate your bases, and still have enough time to shower and change before the greeting your guests with a glass of red in hand!

Canape parties have been a huge success for me and I know they will be for you if you have this book! The bang bang chicken always makes a regular appearance! Homemade canapes are also so much nicer than the frozen varieties from supermarkets.

Enjoy!
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Format: Hardcover
I had my 70th Birthday Party recently and as it was a milestone Birthday decided to do something different and special. I purchased this book which is amazing - fantastic recipes! The result was everyone raved about the food, had lots of lovely comments, at least two people said I should take up catering professionally and finally - proof of the pudding as they say - I held the party at an hotel and the owner asked if I would consider making Canapes for her Birthday Party!! Wow!! - is all I can say. Do buy this book!!
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Format: Hardcover
I cater professionally and can not rate the recipes in this book highly enough. I've been using the old edition for years and couldn't resist getting the new one in the hope that there might be some new ideas. I was delighted to find great new recipes and fresh tweaks alongside the old faithfuls. The smaller format of the new edition is a more useful size in the kitchen but is still chock full of inspiring photographs, step by step guides and useful tips for getting ahead and suggested variations and alternatives for many of the recipes and ingredients.

Perfectly pitched for both novice or experienced cooks, this is a book to go back to again and again and not just for canapes. What really sets it apart is the fabulously tasty recipes. They're so delicious I scale them up to use as starters and main courses too. Have just been testing the Spiced Vegetable Pakoras and think they'd make an excellent starter before a curry.

I will be buying multiple copies for my friends this Christmas. Hurrah for the new edition!
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Format: Hardcover
When the new version of 'Canapes' was released, I jumped to buy it. My old one was worn from use and I had become to rely on it like an old friend. The new make over is lovely with more modern photographs and best of all- new recipes. I entertain frequently and constantly use Victoria's book. You always know her recipes are going to work, how far you can stage things and whether it will freeze. It even makes exactly the number it says it does. There are too many cookbooks out there these days that don't work and are not tested. This is one you can count on!
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