friederike from Amsterdam,
This book has always scared me (why would I ever make so refined finger food for my student self?), and at the same time fascinated me (same reason). Now that I'm older and have some help in the kitchen, it's actually quite a good book for birthday parties. So far, most recipes have been interesting, reliable, not too difficult or work intensive (or not more than you'd expect them to be). There are a lot of recipes and styles to choose from, both food and drink, ranging from tea/coffee parties and up towards cocktails. Also includes menu suggestions for various different occasions.
Very similar to Marie Claire's Snacks + Drinks - so similar, actually, that I always mix up the two.
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