Hors d'Oeuvre and Canapes Author:James Beard James Beard wrote this book when America's "gastronomic revival" had barely begun. Since then he has become the most famous food authority in the land --- and a dozen printings of HORS D'OEURVE AND CANAPES have made it THE classic book of food for the cocktail hour. — All of American, foreign, and classic cuisine is fair game to Jim Beard for id... more »eas to create a cocktail hors d'oeuvre. From salted nuts to puff pastry --- passing through meat, fish, fowl, eggs, vegetables, sauces, cheeses, and even fruit --- he transforms a whole repertory of cooking into cocktail-party fare. His recipes and ideas range from the wonderfully simple to the marvelously complicated, supplying something original and delicious for every occasion from cocktails for two to large and elaborate parties.
Hostesses in the grand manner, bachelors who can't cook, housewives, and chefs have all used HORS D'OEUVRE AND CANAPES. Jim Beard's endlessly varied talent with food has made it the cocktail-party book for any of them and for hundreds of new readers every year for thirty years.« less