What’s cooking :
Growing up “l’apéro” was a big part of our family gatherings. Finger foods and nuts were passed around, drinks and cocktails were served, all while my mother and aunts finished preparing dinner in the kitchen. It was my favourite part of our get-together, and still is. Everybody gathered around the kitchen to report on a few months worth of events and I would hop from one group to another, catching up with all while stuffing my face with the delicious munchies my family prepared.
I’ve never been very good at controlling my urges, particularly when it comes to snacking on savoury bits and pieces. Hors-d’oeuvre are like candy to me. If some are passed around, I get this “kid in a candy shop” impulses: I need to try them all. And it’s always at the expense of my dinner plate, which will stay on the table, barely touched.