For home cooks who love to throw parties, large or small, caterers looking for inspiration, and those who want to be voyeurs into the glamorous world of star-studded parties, Peter Callahan, one of the most innovative caterers of our time, presents a cookbook that showcases the whimsical high style of his unique savory and sweet small bites.
Peter invented high-end party food as we know it, and now, he shares his secrets. In Bite by Bite, Peter invites readers to enter his world of whimsy and wit, where tuna tartare becomes an ice cream cone, shrimp cocktail becomes lollipops, and frites are served next to mini sliders. In Peter's world, cotton candy has left the carnival and arrives in miniature on Park Avenue and comfort food is dwarfed to perfection with lilliputian versions of grilled cheese, cheeseburgers, and spaghetti and meatballs.
There are 100 recipes, all accompanied by vibrant food photography, ranging from savory to sweet and comfort food to haute cuisine, and variations, tips, and shortcuts to make and present food and drink. In his debut cookbook, Peter simplifies his catering style and makes his recipes achievable for the home cook, divulging along the way his secrets and inspiration, recounting stories of how he dreamed up dishes that he's catered for his impressive roster of celebrity clients.