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French Appetizers: Modern Bites for a French-Inspired Happy Hour

French Appetizers: Modern Bites for a French-Inspired Happy Hour, by Marie Asselin

With French Appetizers, enjoy the French ritual of l’apéro by taking time to savor the good things in life by living, eating, and drinking well. Santé!

L’apéro consists of before dinner drinks served with finger foods and small bites. This collection of French appetizers is perfect to serve for happy hour, or to give a lunch box or picnic basket that ‘something extra-special.’ Fresh, modern, and versatile French-inspired appetizers and small servings, from basic tapenades and hummus, to savory cakes, quiches, tartlets, mini sandwiches, soups, skewers, and sweet treats are perfect as a prelude to dinner, or even in place of an evening meal. Many recipes include simple formulas to make several versions of a single recipe so that you are only limited by your own taste buds and creativity.

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Press and Reviews

“Embrace the art of l’apéro: Marie Asselin’s versatile French appetizers are perfect for your Oscar party”
– Laura Brehaut, The National Post


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The Recipes in French Appetizers Include:

  • Tapenade, Three Ways
  • Instant Fish Rillettes, Three Ways
  • Eggplant Caviar
  • Orange and Fennel Marinated Olives
  • Gougères, Four Ways
  • Palmiers, Three Ways

Tapenades, Three Ways, a recipe from the cookbook French Appetizers, by Marie Asselin Gougères, Four Ways, a recipe from the cookbook French Appetizers, by Marie Asselin Palmiers, Three Ways, a recipe from the cookbook French Appetizers, by Marie Asselin

  • Caramelized Fennel, Lemon, and Comté Cake
  • Cherry Tomato, Spinach, and Goat Cheese Sheet Pan Quiche
  • Pear and Blue Cheese Savory Galette
  • Fig, Walnut, and Orange Fougasse
  • Fresh Herb Pissaladière
  • Baked Croque Monsieur Fingers

Caramelized Fennel, Lemon, and Comté Cake, a recipe from the cookbook French Appetizers, by Marie Asselin Cherry Tomato, Spinach, and Goat Cheese Sheet Pan Quiche, a recipe from the cookbook French Appetizers, by Marie Asselin Pear and Blue Cheese Savory Galette, a recipe from the cookbook French Appetizers, by Marie Asselin

  • Chocolate and Tahini Sablés
  • Spiced Madeleines with Salted Caramel Sauce
  • Roasted Fig and Aniseed Financiers
  • Chamomile Lemon Tartlets
  • Strawberry-Lemon Yogurt Sheet Cake
  • Salted Butter Caramels

Chocolate and Tahini Sablés, a recipe from the cookbook French Appetizers, by Marie Asselin Spiced Madeleines with Salted Caramel Sauce, a recipe from the cookbook French Appetizers, by Marie Asselin Roasted Fig and Aniseed Financiers, a recipe from the cookbook French Appetizers, by Marie Asselin


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About the Author of French Appetizers, Marie Asselin

Marie Asselin, author of the cookbook, French AppetizersMarie Asselin is an award-winning food writer, translator, stylist, recipe developer, and culinary teacher. Her blog, Food Nouveau, was shortlisted at the 2016 Saveur Awards, then won the 2017 International Association of Culinary Professionals (IACP) award for Best Recipe-Based Blog as well as the 2018 IACP award for Best Individual Blog. She also won the 2017 IACP award for Best Food Styling in a Commercial Food Photograph.

In 2018, she published her first cookbook, Simply Citrus, which was later translated into French and published by Éditions de l’Homme as Citrons, oranges et cie. Marie lives in Québec City, Canada, with her partner, their son, and a delightfully playful cat named Soya.


Get Your Copy of French Appetizers Now!

Buy French Appetizers on Amazon Buy French Appetizers on Books-a-Million  Buy French Appetizers on Indigo Buy French Appetizers on IndieBound  Buy French Appetizers on Barnes & Noble

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