Appetizers

The perfect bite-size dinner by Anjuli

Posted on 09-15-08 · Tags: , , , ,

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Those who can find the perfect bite each time they bring a forkful to their mouth have a rare talent. Most of us shovel in our food, eat without looking, or prefer to eat the best part first or save it for last. Then there are those that eat clockwise, or only one thing at a time. What is that about? Any cook wants you to have the perfect balance of flavors in a good-sized mouthful every time.

I love to look at my food when I eat, and sometimes I focus so hard I miss conversations around me, forget to read subtitles during my dinner movie, or neglect to hear the waitress trying to get my attention for the second time. But the perfect bite usually only happens once a meal.

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Whenever I am needing some perfection, to counter a very out-of-control day, I like to make exquisite little bite-sized crackers for dinner. Also, in case it isn’t totally obvious, I am a bit fan of mustard, greens, and cheese.

Goat cheese, rosemary, and olive tapenade
Goat cheese
1 spring rosemary, chopped
Olive tapenade
Whole grain cracker, I used these health nut ones
Pepper, freshly ground

Mimic the photo and stick in your mouth.

Cherry tomatoes, Gruyere, and whole grain mustard
A couple cherry tomatoes, washed and sliced
Whole grain mustard
A couple slices of Gruyere
Salt
Pepper
Whole grain cracker, I used these health nut ones
Pepper, freshly ground

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  1. josh wrote:

    I’m going to try this. Although. I tend to dismantle my food. I was totally fascinated with Oreos when I was a kid.

    September 16th, 2008 at 2:09 am
  2. Anjuli wrote:

    Admittedly, as a kid I used to cut up my Oreos into little bites before I ate them. Wait, am I anal?

    September 16th, 2008 at 8:49 am
  3. Louise Ayer wrote:

    I love bite size food. I always feel more excited with the prospect of lots of little perfect, unique bites.

    Probably why tapas bars are so popular in spain.

    September 23rd, 2008 at 10:38 pm

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