From the elegant hors d'oeuvres to the sparkling Champagne, cocktail parties are loved by everyone. But fun as they are to attend, the thought of hosting one can be a little daunting—until now. With Bite Size, legendary chef Fran#65533;ois Payard shows home cooks how to prepare simple, sensational appetizers that will leave guests impressed and hosts with energy to spare. Fran#65533;ois knows how to throw a good party. In addition to his renowned New York restaurant, Payard P#65533;tisserie & Bistro, he runs the upscale catering company Tastings. Several times a week, he prepares sophisticated canap#65533;s and light bites for hundreds of people. In Bite Size, he presents a collection of his favorite recipes made easy for everyday cooks. Along with chapters on meat, fish, vegetable, and cheese hors d'oeuvres, Fran#65533;ois includes a wealth of helpful hosting tips, hints, and serving suggestions—try serving soup in shot glasses, for example. The innovative recipes use simple, easy-to-find ingredients for spectacular results such as Prosciutto-Wrapped Gnocchis, Sweet Corn Madeleines with Caviar and Cr#65533;me Fra#65533;che, and Crab and Mango Salad in Apple Cups. Each recipe is accompanied by a lush, full-color photograph of the finished dish. Whip up a few of these easy Bite Size treats and pop the cork on a bottle of bubbly—it's time to enjoy the party!