& Snack Recipes
also known as appetizer refer to the food served before or
outside of the main courses of a meal.
If there is an extended period between when guests arrive and
when the meal is served (for example during a cocktail hour),
these might also serve the purpose of sustaining guests during the
wait, in the same way that aperitifs are served as a drink before
meals. Hors d'oeuvre are sometimes served with no meal afterward. This is the case with many reception and cocktail party events.