Antipasti, antipasto, anti-pasta, whatever you call it ...
Antipasti, Antipasto in the singular, means “to tease the palate”. Well let me tell you something: the Caesar Salad recipe you’ll find here will not only tease, but it will provide stimulus to the palate of your family and your guests, and the preparation will solidly cement your reputation as a serious, gourmet chef. Chef Dave, of New Italian Recipes, is an experienced gourmet restaurant chef and restaurant manager. The purpose of this site is to inform, educate and instruct, as well as to turn you on to some winning additions to your everyday or special occasion recipe portfolio. Chef Dave's recipes are mostly original, decidedly gourmet, and created to enhance the flavor of traditional Italian recipes, as well as to add a number of new and different Italian offerings to your home gourmet repertoire. This collection includes, of course, many that fall into the antipasti category. For example, the Eggplant "Cake" recipe is fresh, unique, visually stunning, and a real winner. If you've never tried Caponata, (pictured) another eggplant based dish, trust me, make this as a pre-meal starter, serve it with some garlic toast as a dip, and you will be an instant star.
Italian appetizers offer some of the tastiest beginnings of any ethnic niche, so check out the links to this creative collection at the bottom of this page. Dave will soon be adding additional flavor-bursting starters here, so check back soon.
And these are all easy to make!
In addition, antipasti can be served as a meal. It can be served at any stage of a meal. In Italy, it is not uncommon for a salad to be served at the end of a meal, even. Dave remembers being offered a salad after a “large” and excessively delicious meal of cioppino many, many years ago. Having never heard of this custom at the time, he considered declining, but the meal had been so wonderful, he did not have the heart to disappoint his hosts. And, the green Italian salad actually decreased his overstuffed distress! Try it yourself!
Italians know how to eat. If generations of Italians have used appetizers to “tease” the palate, to stimulate the eyes, to prepare the stomach for the delectable goodies to come, or to alleviate the pain from “overindulging” on those delectables, far be it from Dave to not give this “critical” stage of a wonderful Italian meal it’s due diligence.
Buon appetito always!
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