Author: Rebekah Peppler
Brand: Clarkson Potter Publishers
Number Of Pages: 224
Release Date: 16-10-2018
Details: Product Description
Grab a light drink and a bite, and enjoy cocktail hour, the French way
For the French, the fleeting interlude between a long workday and the evening meal to come is not meant to be hectic or crazed. Instead, that time is a much needed chance to pause, take a breath, and reset with light drinks and snacks. Whether it's a quick affair before dashing out the door to your favorite Parisian bistro or a lead-up to a more lavish party,
Apéritif is about kicking off the night, rousing the appetite, and doing so with the carefree spirit of connection and conviviality.
Apéritif celebrates that easygoing lifestyle with simple yet stylish recipes for both classic and modern French apéritif-style cocktails, along with French-inspired bites and hors d'oeuvres.
Keeping true to the apéritif tradition, you'll find cocktail recipes that use lighter, low-alcohol spirits, fortified wines, and bitter liqueurs. The impressive drinks have influences from both Old World and New, but are always low fuss and served barely embellished--an easy feat to pull off for the relaxed host at home.
Apéritif also offers recipes for equally breezy bites, such as Radishes with Poppy Butter, Gougères, Ratatouille Dip, and Buckwheat-Sel Gris Crackers. For evenings that are all about ease and approachability without sacrificing style or flavor,
Apéritif makes drinking and entertaining at home as effortless, fun, and effervescent as the offerings themselves.
Notable Press & Accolades:
The 19 Best Cookbooks of Fall 2018
--New York Times
Best Cocktail Books of Fall 2018
--Food & WineAll the Best Cookbooks to Gift in 2018
Praise for Apéritif
With witty and honest prose and stunning photography, this book is one to keep out on the coffee table (or bar cart).
--Food & Wine
Step aside, Italian aperitivo. This book moves over into the equally stylish and luxurious territory of the French cocktail hour, providing recipes for classic and contemporary before-dinner French cocktails, along with light bites.
"Rebekah Peppler's charming book captures the joy of the French apéritif hour. Stylish and sophisticated,
Apéritif just makes you want to gather with friends for drinks and snacks."
Mimi Thorisson, author of
French Country Cooking "Being French, some of my warmest memories and most interesting conversations have taken place at apéro time, that magical moment of the day when friends unwind and connect. Now, Rebekah's gorgeous book gives you everything you need to create your own."
, author of Tasting Paris: 100 Recipes to Eat Like a Local
"J'adore Rebekah Peppler's beautiful book
Apéritif! As someone who pines for France regularly, this book makes you feel as though you're not that far away. Peppler's fun, conversational voice shines through and encourages readers to recreate their own l'apéro hour at home and gives you the tools to do just that. Beautiful images are showcased alongside witty stories and approachable recipes. I'll be cooking and drinking from this book often. Santé!
Colu Henry, author of
Back Pocket Pasta
"Both a practical, well-researched guide and a cultural zoom on one of the most beloved French traditions,
Apéritif is a must-have reference for anyone who likes to gather, nibble, and drink with friends."
Lindsey Tramuta, author of
The New Paris: the People, Places & Ideas Fueling a Movement "Rebekah Peppler's
Apéritif is as effervescent as it is instructive. If you are new to the beautifully civilized ritual it honors and illuminates, you're in for an enduring treat. If you're already a devotee, this book will galvanize your commitment and expand your recipe repertoire."
Rosie Schaap, author of
Drinking With Men "
Apéritif is a beautiful celebration of apéritif culture--a culture where friendship is at the very center of everyday life. Peppler's collection of recipes are refined and elegant yet easy to whip up for a lovely solo refresher with a
Package Dimensions: 8.1 x 5.8 x 1.0 inches