Canapes Hardcover – 23 Sep 1999
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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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Top Customer Reviews
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.
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!
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.
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!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I have been waiting for this book to be released for ages and was not disappointed. It has some fabulous ideas which can be adapted to suit your own taste. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Janer1000
My christmas dinner was a great success with the recipes from this book. I love hosting dinner parties and this book is a must!Published 6 months ago by Andoni Delgado
I haven't tried any recipes yet as the book only came today but it looks amazing. Lots of delicious ideas and comprehensive instructions and photos and tips. Can't wait!Published 7 months ago by Mrs. L. Molyneux
An excellent, very clear book providing some easy options as well as more imaginative & complicated! Would highly recommend! Exactly as described and with lovely photos. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Lesley T
Full of fantastic canapé recipes. Plus the pics make them easier to follow too. Really fitted the bill and helped me out with a do where I was providing the... Read morePublished 11 months ago by Jacqueline Cave
An excellent book for ideas, but not as good as the earlier version.Published 14 months ago by Veron