Graze // by Suzanne Lenzer
Being a grazer means tasting lots of things but not committing to a single one. It's the opposite of meal monogamy, the antithesis of boredom at the table. When you graze, you skip from dish to dish, bending the rules of convention.
From shrimp with chile to unique takes on cheese and charcuterie to tiny creme brulee spoons, Lenzer gives us a guide on how to create dishes and snacks for grazing and entertaining, whether it be a dinner for two or a party for twelve. Tapping into the tapas style trend of eating, Graze is full of easy, delicious dishes, that, combined together, can make a unique meal. Cooking small bites is a way to try your hand at fun new recipes, including simple pear crisps, pizza slivers, grilled polenta cakes, scallop and plum ceviche, lavender panna cotta cups, and so much more.
The book is written for home cooks eager for ideas and inspiration on how to integrate smaller dishes into their kitchen. The trend toward grazing is growing rapidly – more and more of us are interested in eating lighter meals focused on high quality, sustainable ingredients. The desire to be more conscious about consumption is integral to all of Lenzer’s recipes.