Category: Appetizers

Known as appetizers, hors d'oeuvre, or starters, this is a small dish served before a meal in European cuisine. JBut what started in Europe, had jumped across the pond and is very much alive in American culture.  I don't host a dinner party with out beginning with an aperitif and appetizer.  As the name states, it teases the appetite, so make it light, tasty and memorable.

A Quick Pickle

quick pickled fennel, beet and carrot

A Quick Pickle Learning how to do a quick pickle is a pretty indispensable talent and it takes less than a minute to make. You might ask why? Why would I want to pickle anything in 5 minutes? The simple answer: it’s damn healthy! The history of the Clay Pot It’s been noted that pickling …

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Purple Italian Globe Artichoke

Purple Italian Globe Artichoke The Purple Italian Globe is an heirloom varietal of the Artichoke family. Grown in the northern Italian region, this type of artichoke is known for her soft buttery leaves, and immensely flavorful attributes. If you have never tasted an artichoke, be sure this is your first variety. As you’ll learn, artichokes …

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Onion Rings, vegan style!

The Vegan Ring Onion Rings vegan style or not, are just delicious, but strangely enough, it’s not a food many people opt to make at home. You’ll undoubtedly find onion rings on just about every chain restaurant’s menu. And, I’d go so far to say, they are an American icon, and symbol to our fried …

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