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Surreal Gourmet Bites: Showstoppers and Conversation Starters

by Bob Blumer

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If you want a cookbook w/ snarkily written side tips on every-single-page, small bites using animal shaped cookie cutters & really odd food combinations, well this is the book for you.

Cowboy Cookies: Yams/sweet potatoes, New Mexican chili powder, filet mignon/pork tenderloin...chipotle aioli
Fois Gras & Jam: Just what it says...... Really?
French Fried Polenta
Bee Stings: Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese & honey
Cucumber Shooters: Cucumbers, jalapeño, lime juice & mint
Fish Cakes: Salmon, panko.... topped w/ some type of whipped potato
Psychedelic Caviar: Salmon roe & green wasabi caviar on a slice of lemon
Cocktail Dates: Dates, Parmigiano-Reggian & bacon
And many more odd offerings

But there were some recipes that seemed more to my taste:
Haiku Halibut: Halibut, miso on cucumber "noodles"
Samurai Scallops: Scallops, sesame oil, cilantro, sesame seeds (the ginger, I'll omit)
Finger Lickin' Shrimp
Inside-out BLT: Tomatoes instead of bread....
Lucky Duck: Duck, Grand Marnier, green onions, & won ton wrappers
And many more delicious foods
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  Auntie-Nanuuq | Jan 18, 2016 |
fun book! he shows you his sense of humor in food like his other books! pictures of all the food + on the side near each recipe he tells u the level of difficulty, prep & cooking time, shortcuts, advanced work, even music suggestions 2 cook by & a drink suggestion! all of which makes this book worth buying! great recipes in a user-friendly way n makes it look gourmet! ( )
  AnnM917 | Dec 5, 2009 |
This is more about what the food looks like than what it tastes like. And I'm never down with that. Cute. Not cute enough. ( )
  mcglothlen | Apr 25, 2007 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0811845125, Paperback)

The Food Network's Bob Blumer is called the Surreal Gourmet for good reason: he's an artist when it comes to creating dishes as fun and delicious to look at as they are to eat. Ceci n'est pas your ordinary party fare, but an array of 50 little mouthwatering masterpieces. With recipes such as Coconut Shrimp Lollypops (skewered shrimp with an amazing apricot dipping sauce), Chinese Snow Cones (wontons stuffed with chicken salad and ginger vinaigrette), and the ingenious and very adult S'more Shooters (amaretto hot chocolate with roasted marshmallows), guests will be abuzz about the food all the way home. Complete with tips and techniques, including shortcuts and prep times, as well as whimsical presentation ideas and Bob's quintessential suggestions for music to cook by, each cocktail bite is simple enough for the home cook and memorable enough to become addictive. With Surreal Gourmet Bites, the food will be the life of the party.

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