antipasto

antipasto

/ˌæntiˈpɑstoʊ/
noun
a dish of small amount eaten before the main part of a meal, originated in Italy

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finger food

finger food

/fˈɪŋɡɚ fˈuːd/
noun
food to be eaten with the fingers

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canapé

canapé

/ˈkɑnəˌpeɪ/
noun
a small piece of pastry or bread with meat, cheese, etc. on top, which is served with drinks at parties

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crudites

crudites

/kɹˈuːdaɪts/
noun
raw vegetables cut into bite-sized strips and served with a dip

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bruschetta

bruschetta

/bɹʌstʃˈɛɾə/
noun
‌a dish that consists of toasted bread soaked in olive oil with garlic or slices of tomato, originated in Italy

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caviar

caviar

/ˈkæviˌɑɹ/
noun
the preserved eggs of some fish, especially one called sturgeon, eaten as food, which is considered a very expensive dish

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charcuterie

charcuterie

/ˈʃɑɹkʊˌtɹi/
noun
a delicatessen that specializes in meats

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deviled egg

deviled egg

/dˈɛvəld ˈɛɡ/
noun
halved hard-cooked egg with the yolk mashed with mayonnaise and seasonings and returned to the white

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dumpling

dumpling

/ˈdəmpɫɪŋ/
noun
a dish consisting of small balls of dough that can be baked, fried, or boiled, served with meat

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gherkin

gherkin

/ɡˈɜːkɪn/
noun
small prickly cucumber

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pigs in a blanket

pigs in a blanket

/pɪɡz ɪn ɐ blæŋkɪt/
noun
*** a small hot dog or other sausage wrapped in pastry commonly served as an appetizer in the United States

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smoked egg

smoked egg

/smoʊkt ˈɛɡ/
noun
*** a food that involves the smoking of eggs and fish eggs

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amuse-bouche

amuse-bouche

/əˌmuːzˈbuːʃ/
noun
*** a single, bite-sized hors d'ouvre, they are not ordered from a menu by patrons but are served free and according to the chef's selection alone

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dim sum

dim sum

/dˈɪm sˈʌm/
noun
a dish of small round pieces of food with various fillings wrapped in dough, originated in China

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chicken nugget

chicken nugget

/tʃɪkɪn nʌɡɪt/
noun
*** a food product consisting of a small piece of deboned chicken meat that is breaded or battered, then deep-fried or baked

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tongue toast

tongue toast

/tʌŋ toʊst/
noun
*** a traditional open sandwich prepared with sauteed beef tongue and scrambled eggs

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spanakopita

spanakopita

/spænɐkəpiːɾə/
noun
*** a Greek savory spinach pie

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pincho

pincho

/pɪntʃoʊ/
noun
*** a small snack typically eaten in bars, consist of small slices of bread upon which an ingredient or mixture of ingredients is placed and fastened with a toothpick

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crostini

crostini

/kɹəstiːni/
noun
*** an Italian appetizer consisting of small slices of grilled or toasted bread and toppings

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angels on horseback

angels on horseback

/ˈeɪndʒəlz ˌɑːn hɔːɹsbæk/
noun
*** a hot hors d'œuvre or savory made of oysters wrapped with bacon

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blooming onion

blooming onion

/bluːmɪŋ ˈʌniən/
noun
*** a dish consisting of one large onion, cut to resemble a flower, battered, and deep-fried, often served with dipping sauce

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buffalo wing

buffalo wing

/bˈʌfəlˌoʊ wˈɪŋ/
noun
chicken wings coated in a spicy sauce and then deep-fried

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cheese and crackers

cheese and crackers

/tʃiːz ænd kɹækɚz/
noun
*** a dish consisting of crackers paired with cheese

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chicken finger

chicken finger

/tʃɪkɪn fɪŋɡɚ/
noun
*** chicken meat prepared from the pectoralis minor muscles of the animal

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crab puff

crab puff

/kɹæb pʌf/
noun
*** a ball of crab meat that has been deep-fried in batter

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jalapeño popper

jalapeño popper

/halapˈeɲo pˈɑːpɚ/
noun
*** jalapeño peppers that have been hollowed out, stuffed with a mixture of cheese, spices, and sometimes ground meat, and breaded and deep fried

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onion ring

onion ring

/ˈʌnjən rɪŋ/
noun
*** a form of appetizer or side dish, generally consist of a cross-sectional "ring" of onion dipped in batter or bread crumbs and then deep fried

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samosa

samosa

/sæmˈoʊsə/
noun
small turnover of Indian origin filled with vegetables or meat and fried and served hot

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stuffed mushroom

stuffed mushroom

/stˈʌft mˈʌʃɹuːm/
noun
mushrooms stuffed with any of numerous mixtures of e.g. meats or nuts or seafood or spinach

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garlic knot

garlic knot

/ɡɑːɹlɪk nɑːt/
noun
*** a type of garlic bread

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cheese straw

cheese straw

/tʃˈiːz stɹˈɔː/
noun
a thin stick of pastry containing cheese

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mozzarella stick

mozzarella stick

/mɑːzɚɹɛlə stɪk/
noun
*** elongated pieces of battered or breaded mozzarella, usually served as hors d'oeuvre

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pakora

pakora

/pækoːɹə/
noun
*** made by coating ingredients, usually vegetables, in a spiced batter, then deep frying them

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potato skin

potato skin

/pətˈeɪɾoʊ skˈɪn/
noun
*** a snack food or appetizer made of unpeeled potato halves, hollowed and dressed with bacon, cheddar cheese and green onions before being baked again

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potato wedge

potato wedge

/pəteɪɾoʊ wɛdʒ/
noun
*** irregular wedge-shaped slices of potato, often large and unpeeled, that are either baked or fried

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shrimp cocktail

shrimp cocktail

/ʃɹˈɪmp kˈɑːkteɪl/
noun
a cocktail of cold cooked shrimp and a sauce

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salmon tartare

salmon tartare

/sæmən tɑːɹɾɛɹ/
noun
*** prepared with fresh raw salmon and seasonings. It is commonly spread on a cracker or bread and eaten as an appetizer

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baked potato

baked potato

/bˈeɪkt pətˈeɪɾoʊ/
noun
‌a potato cooked with its skin on

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tea sandwich

tea sandwich

/tiː sændwɪtʃ/
noun
*** a small prepared sandwich meant to be eaten at afternoon teatime to stave off hunger until the main meal

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jacket potato

jacket potato

/dʒˈækɪt pətˈeɪɾoʊ/
noun
a potato cooked and served with its skin on

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