Stock your pantry with the long-lasting ingredients for these tasty appetizers so you can whip up a snack at a moment’s notice for drop-in guests and spontaneous get-togethers throughout the season. With cheese, salami, and smoked salmon in the fridge, olives, peppers, and crackers or chips in the pantry, and baguettes or pita bread in the freezer, you’ll be ready to party at a moment’s notice.
This is a great pickled "vegetable" to keep in the fridge for sandwiches and salads. The recipe can be halved if desired.Excerpted from Mad Hungry Cravings by Lucinda Scala Quinn, to be published by Artisan Books on March 19, 2013. Photographs by Jonathan Lovekin.