Sunday, January 25, 2009

about antipasto

When it’s done right, an antipasto plate will bring a relaxed spirit and friendly, casual conversation to your meal. No matter the occasion, serving antipasto is the perfect way to slow things down and savor great food at a dinner, picnic, cocktail party—you name it.

From the Latin word meaning 'before the meal', antipasto is a combination of cold or warm savoury snacks traditionally served in Italy as an entree.

The typical antipasto platter features small amounts of flavoursome cured meats, cheeses and vegetables preserved in oil.

Basic Antipasto Rules
Unless you’re planning a party with lots of guests, keep the antipasto simple so you don’t crowd out the main meal.
No matter how basic or lavish, antipasto should simply complement the meal you’re planning.

The fragrance and appearance of the food that you serve is important, so blending flavors, aromas and colors will make for the most interesting antipasto plates.
I will adding my favourite antipasto dishes shortly

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