Creating tempting and innovative appetizers is easy: Start with fresh ingredients, season them with an intrepid spirit, and you have a whole new way of thinking about a meal’s first course. Familiar dishes inspire the forty-four recipes inside this book, but each one is elevated by using seasonal fruits and vegetables, bold, globally inspired flavorings, and simple, but high-impact cooking methods. Whether it’s an hors d’oeuvre, salad, soup, or small plate, each recipe explains how and why the creative ingredient pairings work together to bring exciting new tastes to your table. Dozens of full-color photographs depict each finished dish and reveal the amazing array of ingredients available to reinvigorate your favorite appetizers. With this book as your inspiration, you’ll have all you need to breathe new life into everyday meals, simply, and deliciously.