Category Archives: Hor D’Oeuvres, Canapés, and appetizers

Pineapple- A Popular Tropical Fruit

Pineapple can be used and served in many ways or forms, including hot or cold. Its juice can be drunk alone or used as a base for cocktails, which are often served from whole pineapples. The acid content of its … Continue reading

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Arugula: Also Called ‘Salad Rocket’

This green leaf vegetable is similar to spinach as it can be served hot or cold, but it does have a stronger and more peppery taste than spinach. Also, like spinach, it will wilt when cooked and become reduced in … Continue reading

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Bay and Sea Scallops

There are two sizes of scallops, the larger are called sea scallops and their smaller relatives are bay scallops. Bay scallops are considered tastier than sea scallops and can be eaten uncooked. When eaten uncooked, sea scallops are usually served … Continue reading

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Pork Ribs

Barbecued ribs are delicious all year long, from football tailgating parties to summer backyard gatherings. They can be the family style ribs from the loin section of the hog, which has the most meat and are the largest or the … Continue reading

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The Avacado a.k.a. The Alligator Pear

The avocado is a pear-shaped, greenish, tropical fruit that has a thick skin and a large, hard seed or pit embedded in its middle. This pit should be removed before eating the fruit. However, if only half of the avocado … Continue reading

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The Extraordinary Olives

Olives are one of the most widely grown fruits in the world and have been popular since biblical times. The crushed and pressed olive is the source of olive oil, which is used extensively in sautéing, salad dressings and basted … Continue reading

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Mushrooms

Mushrooms are neither animal nor vegetable, but rather edible fungi. They are not  vegetables as they do not contain chlorophyll and have no leaves nor roots. Instead, they get their nourishment from rotted vegetation, logs and compost. They are not … Continue reading

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Capers – A Little Added Touch

Capers are olive green in color and are the unopened flower buds of the caper bush, which is grown in the Mediterranean. The small buds are dried then added to some type acetic acid based solution (vinegar) with salt. In … Continue reading

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Garde Manger- The Restaurants Cold Food Station

This is my favorite station, in any professional kitchen ,as it is the area where the Garde Manger chef makes beautiful masterpieces for buffet tables or colorful and tasty canapés for a cocktail party. It has its practical and mundane … Continue reading

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Fruit Cup

A popular appetizer is a fruit cup which is light enough to whet your appetite before a hearty entree or a meal with numerous courses. This is one appetizer that can be very plain, very fancy, very cheap or pricey. … Continue reading

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