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Synonyms for appetiser

food or drink to stimulate the appetite (usually served before a meal or as the first course)

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And if you haven't updated your appetiser repertoire since the 'mini onions and cubed cheese on a stick' days, then it's time to brush up on the new fashions in finger food: Asian-inspired rolls and satays, traditional meze dishes like stuffed vine leaves or grilled halloumi and Spanish-style tapas are all now on the menu.
ENTERTAINING can strike fear into the heart of even the most seasoned host and few things are fiddlier or more time-consuming than appetisers.
But it needn't be that way says Susannah Blake, author of new book 500 Appetisers (Apple Press, pounds 9.
If you're entertaining in other parts of the house, look for appetisers that can be prepared ahead of time: dips can be stored in the fridge, salads can be prepared ahead and dressed before serving and canape toppings and bases can be assembled at the last minute.
Anchor produces speciality cheese appetisers, onion rings, stuffed jalapeno peppers and various vegetable appetisers; this will now be taken over by McCain.