Examples of generally accepted finger food are miniature beef pies, sausage rolls, sausages on sticks, cheese and olives on sticks, chicken drumsticks or wings, spring rolls, miniature quiches, samosas, onion bhajis, potato wedges, vol au vents, and risotto balls. Other well-known food that is sometimes considered as finger food includes pizza, hot dogs, fruit and bread.
In many countries there are catering businesses that supply finger-foods for events such as weddings, engagements, birthdays and other milestone celebrations. For weddings, in particular, finger foods are becoming more popular because they are less expensive and offer more flexibility with menu choices. Gourmet hors d’oeuvres such as quiches, pate, caviar, and tea sandwiches are suitable for a formal event, whereas more familiar food such as sliced fruits, deli trays, crackers, and cookies are preferred at more casual celebrations.
The `wisdom of Salomon' gets credit for Germany's grab & go snack success; finger food explosion, fueled by popularity of American bar culture, continues to bode well for the frozen sector. McCain Foods' purchase of the Anchor brand should expand reach. (Big Appetite for Appetizers).(Brief Article)
Apr 01, 2002; "You only need to look at Salomon to see that the German market for snacks and finger food has become a giant. From US foods, to...
Producers have their finger on pulse of German demand for finger food: it began with Poppers, but now innovative snacks are popping up all over.(GRAB & GO SNACKS)
Oct 01, 2005; The concept of finger food was hardly known in Germany until a decade ago, when Poppers, which turned out to be hugely...