Forkless Finger Foods

by in Entertaining, July 23rd, 2012

asian chicken skewers
Now that we’re in the thick of summer, the July Fourth party is a mere Facebook album and the days just keep getting hotter and hotter. All the while, summertime barbecue season remains in full swing. Grills are still fired up each weekend, drinks are still being poured and guests are still flowing on in. In the spirit of keeping things fresh this summer, a fleet of appetizers is going completely silverware-free, leaving the fork, spoon and knife behind.

Why go without utensils, you ask? Is it our snack-time nostalgia? Our back-to-nature sensibilities? Our last, desperate push at preventing a sink full of dishes? Well, sure, but there’s more to it than that. Fork-free appetizers are both inventive and practical, bearing the power to impress guests from the get-go with their quirky looks and hand-held feel. In the same way that you and your pals opt for the pretty bottle of hand soap at the store (it’s just so sleek), it’s all about packaging when it comes to social summertime dining. When they reach for Crab Cocktail Americana, the only thing swaddling the crustacean will be a delicate “bowl” made of Bibb lettuce. When they move on in for their chicken fix, they’ll grab it by the stick with the char-grilled Asian Chicken Skewers.

Looking for more silverware-free apps? Shimmy on over to Food Network’s Summer Entertaining Guide for more party-ready appetizers and easy summer party recipes.

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Comments (6)

  1. Reuben says:

    Mmmmm….mmmmmm! That looks delicious! I love forkless finger foods. Nuts make wonderful forkless finger foods too.

  2. jennifer kieffer says:

    dear food network

    ive watched fn star til the end. though had ot tape all my episodes. im so glad justin won….as though i liked michelle…she was also on an episode of cho[pped…and nfelt like she was a ringer in this competition. alton certainly helped his "mini me" come along way…and deserved to win

  3. Earlene says:

    I don't care what show you put on, just PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE GET RID OF "CUPCAKE WARS." Enough Already!! Stop boring the public to death with "CHOPPED" and this dull, boring show about cupcakes. How much do you think the public can take of how to make a cupcake? Geeeesch! Get some imagination for once.

  4. Letta Meinen says:

    Love it that Juistin won so lets get some new programs on and enough of the re-runs of BB&B you run those every night they are getting boring. I click on other channels, Justin can give us something different.

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