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Antipasto 101: The Simple Plate

Antipasto plates are simply colourful offerings of marinated vegetables—think artichoke hearts, roasted red peppers or pickled garlic—salty olives, rustic artisan breads, natural deli meats, small bites of seafood delicacies and rich cheeses.

With antipasto, it’s always best to keep things simple. Narrow your choices down to two or three item’s, then incorporate a few fresh, seasonal fruits and vegetables and you’re set.

Antipasto, which literally means “before the meal,” is one of those contributions similar to French hors d’oeuvres or Spanish tapas. It’s a beloved combination of small bites of tasty food, usually accompanied by wine and meant to stimulate the appetite before digging into the main meal.

Antipasto Rules

  • Unless you’re planning a party with lots of guests, keep the antipasto simple so you don’t crowd out the main meal.
  • No matter how basic or lavish, antipasto should simply complement the meal you’re planning.
  • The fragrance and appearance of the food that you serve is important, so blending flavours, aromas and colours will make for the more interesting antipasto plates.

Interesting ways to use our products on platters

  • Food Snob marinated artichoke hearts served with Tuckers natural gourmet crackers and Camembert cheese
  • Thinly sliced Bertocchi salami and Meredith goats feta cheese served with crusty bread
  • Guzzardi belle cream cheese filled peppers, garlic hummus and pita bread
  • Food Snob Sicilian Olives, Sandhurst caperberries, sweet pickles and Bertocchi pepperoni or Wurstel German Biersticks