>> Tuesday, December 11, 2012
I recently had the chance to review another great Quirk book, Tiny Food Party by Teri Lyn Fisher and Jenny Park (you might know them from one of my favorite food and photography blogs: Spoon Fork Bacon). The book is full of "bite-size recipes for miniature meals" and gorgeous photos to inspire even the most hesitant host or hostess.
We thought the most fitting party for these tiny treats would be Ada's first birthday bash. We had 23 guests, 6 of them were toddlers. (For more party scenes, check out the post on Writing Chapter Three.)
Here's a bit of what we made.
Many of the recipes in the book are vegetarian, like the caprese skewers, potato samosas, and fudge puppies you see above at our party. There are so many dishes to choose from, but I like how the authors provide many sample menus combining different recipes around various themes.
I'd love to throw a desserts-only party sometime with the mini pop-tarts, chocolate-raspberry tarts, homemade hostess cupcakes, funnel cakes, and Boston cream cakes. Or maybe even a dinner party with the mini deep dish pizzas, "onion" rings, mac & cheese bites, and a vegetarian version of the sliders.
There was plenty to choose from for a birthday party. And I know this book will be getting some heavy use in our house for parties to come.
The recipes range from extremely simple (toasting mini waffles and dipping them in chocolate and toppings) to more complex (making from-scratch pie dough, making filling, baking, decorating, etc.). So, they can be appreciated by the novice and advanced cooks alike.
And, who am I kidding? I don't need to throw a party to enjoy these treats. I've made these waffles for dessert several times now.
If you'd like to pour over the tasty treats in Tiny Food Party, Amazon.com has it on a steal for only $12. OR You could take your chances at winning a copy.
How to enter? Simply leave a comment below with the words TINY FOOD and some way to contact you (whether it be a blog address, email, etc.). I'll be choosing three winners at random on Friday, December 14 via some type of online number generator -- since the old one I used is gone.
Thanks to Quirk Books for sending us a copy of the Tiny Food Party cookbook to review so we could throw our own tiny food party and try out bites from the cookbook.
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