Everyone finds appetizers and starters irresistible those perfect tantalizing bites that just keep you coming back to the buffet table for more. Fresh, bright and contemporary, this beautifully designed book showcases over 150 recipes, and helps you to easily create a selection of these delectable appetizers. Choose from nibbles and dips, such as Thai Tempeh Cakes with Dipping Sauce; soups such as Salmon Chowder; pâtés and terrines, such as Brandade of Salt Cod; and vegetarian dishes, such as Leek and Onion Tartlets. Family treats include Crispy Spring Rolls; appetizers for special occasions such as Hot Crab Soufflés; salads such as Ceviche; and party finger food such as Sushi-style Tuna Cubes. These delicious dishes are illustrated with 220 stunning images, along with full instructions on how to make each one and a complete nutritional analysis for each recipe to help with your menu planning. With valuable hints and tips on making attractive garnishes, mouthwatering marinades and dressings, you will be able to create appetizers, starters and hors d'oeuvres that will delight and impress guests at an informal family gathering, a large celebration or a sophisticated dinner party. Author, Christine Ingram, left a career in financial and consumer journalism to pursue her keen interest in food and cooking. After several years as a food editor for Woman magazine, Chris became a full-time writer and author, contributing articles to many women's and special interest magazines. Christine has travelled extensively, always on the lookout for exciting and unusual recipes. Her many other titles for Lorenz Books include Bread; The Rice and Risotto Cookbook; Chocolate and Coffee; and the Five-A-Day Fruit and Vegetable Cookbook.