Peter Callahan Shares His Mini Masterpieces in BITE by BITE

We are thrilled to share with all a new cookbook making its debut this month that will make a wonderful shower gift for your favorite bride (or any kind of gift if they love good food!).

Celebrated caterer Peter Callahan (and strictlyweddings.com New York partner) is famous for his inventive and delicious miniature food creations. Now, in BITE BY BITE: 100 Stylish Little Plates You Can Make for Any Party (on sale August 30, 2011), you can re-create Peter’s awe-inducing small bites at home.

In this debut cookbook, Callahan welcomes readers to share in the fun and beauty of his creations. According to Peter, being prepared is the key to pulling off a self-catered party like a professional. With that in mind, he has included a Kitchen Tools and Conveniences section, listing the key kitchen equipment that will help you create the delicious masterpieces in this book. In each recipe he also notes what can be made in advance, how best to schedule your time, and any short-cuts that will make life easier on the big day. Along the way, he divulges his secrets and inspiration, including stories of how he dreamed up dishes that he’s catered for his long roster of celebrity clients.

We love a cook who shares his technique as well as tells a good story!

Some featured recipes in Bite by Bite include:

  • COMFORT FOODS: Caprese Tea Sandwiches; Mac and Cheese Canapés; Baked Beans in Bacon Cups; Twice-Baked Stuffed Potatoes; and Cheeseburgers and Frites
  • SHOTS + BITES: Tomato Soup and Grilled Cheese; Caviar Spoons and Vodka; Spicy Chicken “Fortune Cookies” and Cherry Sake; and Fish Tacos and Gazpacho
  • LOLLIPOPS, CONES, + MORE: Mango-Shrimp Lollipops; Watermelon-Mint Lollipops; Tuna Tartare Plantain Cones; Crab in Potato Cones; and Chicken Nori Cigarettes
  • CLASSICS REINTERPRETED: Stuffed Mushrooms; Lobster-Potato Petit Fours; Pigs in Blankets, Two Ways; and Turkey Canapés with Stuffing and Cranberry Relish
  • DESSERT: Chocolate Ice Cream “Burgers;” Limoncello Popsicles; Cotton Candy Lollipops; Strawberry-Rhubarb Pies; Fluffernutters; and Bagel Profiteroles

Peter is the owner of New York City-based Callahan Catering and is widely credited with having created the mega trend of miniaturized savory and dessert hors d’oeuvres. He has been catering for more than twenty-five years and has created food for Martha Stewart, Vera Wang, Kate Spade, JPMorgan, Tory Burch, Valentino, Regis and Joy Philbin, Tony Bennett, and Al Gore, among other clients.

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  1. This is just the reason I love this site-StrictlyWeddings, let’s us know a lot-and this Post is great and I will buy this book-for we entertain a lot-and I just got married, and still find things on here I am interested in. Cannot wait to pick up a copy…thank you for sharing, all looks delish!!

  2. I own Events by Angela in Nashville-and I am loving the BITE BY BITE!! I came upon this site a few months ago, and am always amazed how they seem to have the most interesting finds:) Will get the book for sure, have known about Peter Callahan, but now a Book-thanks Peter:)

  3. Was lucky enough to be at a Party in New York-to taste his food-loved it all-cannot wait for the Book!!

  4. Peter Callahan invented the Bites that you see now-and he still remains the best at what he does…Congrats Peter!

  5. Love your work!! StrictlyWeddings has certainly been a great resource for us here in Chicago-Best of Luck with you book..

  6. I come over to this site-to see what my Friend Kay is up to, and she and her team can certainly turn out some great Post for their readers. Looks like this is another great cookbook we must all have!! Thanks for sharing Kay!!

  7. You ought to take part in a contest for one of the greatest blogs over the internet. I will propose this site!



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