Please enjoy this selection of appetizers. The recipes come from my collection assembled over time. They come from traditional dishes learned from family or shared by friends. Still more come from my travels or are pulled from cherished cookbooks. I hope that you find something that inspires you.

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Blistered Shishto Peppers ⁠

Blistered Shishito Peppers

They make simple, great tapas. Shishito peppers are similar to the Padron peppers used in Spain for a popular tapas. The peppers are mostly sweet, and blistering them brings out the best. Be warned — about one out of every ten is spicier than the rest. About as spicy as a mild jalapeno. There is no way to tell until you bite in to it!

Salad Nicoise

Salad Nicoise – Provencal Classic. Make It Your Own

This Provencal classic relies on simple ingredients, easy preparation, and seasonal flavors. It can easily become a meal itself, or serve as a side or appetizer. Salad Nicoise (or Salade Niçoise more accurately) is adaptable to whatever you need it to be. But no matter how you choose to make it, you will see that it is a worthy addition to your culinary repertoire.