Appetizers & Snacks

Appetisers and snacks are food typically served before or between meals or as a light meal. They are usually small and easy to eat, and they can be hot or cold, savoury or sweet, depending on the occasion and the cuisine.

Appetisers are usually served before a meal to stimulate the appetite and set the tone for the rest of the meal. They can be served individually, as a platter, or as a selection of small dishes. Some common examples of appetisers include:

  • Bruschetta: Toasted bread topped with garlic, tomatoes, and olive oil
  • Cheese board: A platter of assorted cheeses, crackers, and fruits
  • Shrimp cocktail: Cooked shrimp served with cocktail sauce
  • Caprese salad: A salad made with fresh mozzarella, tomatoes, and basil
  • Spring rolls: Fried or fresh rolls filled with vegetables or meat

On the other hand, Snacks are small meals or treats usually consumed between meals or as a light meal. They can be sweet or savoury and eaten on the go or at home. Some common examples of snacks include:

  • Popcorn: Popped corn kernels seasoned with salt, butter, or other flavours
  • Trail mix: A mix of nuts, dried fruits, and sometimes chocolate or candy
  • Hummus and vegetables: A dip made from chickpeas and served with fresh vegetables or pita bread
  • Granola bars: Bars made from oats, nuts, and dried fruits
  • Fruit salad: A mixture of fresh fruits, often with a sweet dressing or sauce.

Appetisers and snacks are a popular part of many cuisines worldwide, and they can be adapted to different dietary preferences, such as vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free, or low-fat diets. They are often served at parties, gatherings, and other social events, and they are a great way to try various flavours and textures in one meal.