With an eye for style and appreciation for seasonal ingredients, the proprietors of Chowgirls Killer Catering, one of the Midwest's leading catering companies, share their inspired ideas for delicious appetizers, small plates, and cocktails that are perfect for home entertaining. Amy and Heidi were early adopters of the local, organic, sustainable, and seasonal approach to cooking; their ethos is clearly reflected in this cookbook, which offers fun, elegant, and yet easy-to-prepare recipes arranged by season that will be the hit of your next social gathering.
For your party to welcome spring, impress your guests with the Spring Pea Toasts with Gouda, Mint-Crusted Lamb Chops, and Wasabi Crab Cakes. For that backyard summer fest, try Flank Steak Skewers with Chimichurri, Sweet Corn Risotto with Shrimp, and Gazpacho Jars. On that chilly fall gathering, offer the Grilled Sirloin with Farro Tomato Salad, Bacon-Pecan Tartlets, and Roasted Fall Vegetables with Saffron Aioli. And for that festive winter blow-out, make the Italian Beef Sliders, Crab & Green Chile Gratin, and Artichoke Tapenade. Then to wash it all down, make sure there's plenty of Mint Julep Sweet Tea, White Sangria, and Strawberry-Basil Daiquiris!
Amy and Heidi's shared passion for cooking and entertaining shines throughout this beautiful and inspiring cookbook. Their "righteous bites" will impress your guests with dazzling, organic, locally sourced recipes that show you care. Party on!
A lighthearted guide to serious fun by the renowned Minneapolis caterers ... Their recipes are innovative twists on familiar favorites — " pretty mini Iron Range pasties filled with roasted root vegetables, old-fashioned crab gratin sparked with chiles, scaled-down Swedish meatballs, plus Mad Men-worth cocktails to cheer you on. “Minneapolis Star Tribune
I've known the Chowgirls since they opened their doors years ago. In that time they have become the go-to catering experts for creating approachable, simple scratch cooking all tied up with a beautiful bow. Hey, itâ??s a party, after all! Now everyone can be a Chowgirl with the big flavors and superb food detailed in this amazing book. “Andrew Zimmern, chef, food writer, and host of Travel Channel's Bizarre Foods