To make an easy antipasto, arrange sliced Italian-style meats and cheeses, vegetables and olives on a platter and dress with herbs and spices, olive oil or garlic vinaigrette. Insert toothpicks to make food easier to han... More » Food Cooking

For traditional cucumber party sandwiches, spread softened cream cheese seasoned with Italian dressing mix on snack rye bread slices. Some recipes include a small amount of mayonnaise in the cream cheese mixture. Top wit... More » Food Cooking

According to Lady Personified, a four-course meal contains four courses consisting of one or more dishes served consecutively to all diners simultaneously. The chef selects the menu, which can vary. For example, a popula... More » Food Cooking

A popular recipe for olive tapenade combines pitted olives, capers, anchovy fillets, garlic and extra-virgin olive oil into a paste that can be added to meats and breads. Another recipe uses a variety of olives, such as ... More » Food Cooking

Antipasto salad typically consists of lettuce greens, cured meats, marinated vegetables, olives and peppers along with cheeses such as provolone, fresh mozzarella or Parmesan. This salad can be dressed with a vinaigrette... More » Food Cooking

A traditional Italian antipasto platter contains thinly sliced cold cuts, marinated vegetables, cheeses, breads and other miscellaneous foods such as deviled eggs and melon. A traditional antipasto plate should be chille... More »

Stove-top hearty beef stew requires 1 pound of beef, 2 tablespoons each of olive oil, flour and tomato paste, 2 medium onions, 2 cloves of garlic, 1 3/4 cups of beef broth, vegetables and assorted spices. Some recommende... More »