24 Party Foods from the Supermarket That Famous Cooks Swear By
Famous cooks share the foods you should always pick up from the supermarket before hosting a party.
“They’re wonderful to just throw into a food processor and puree with a little bit of garlic and whatever else you have available—sun-dried tomato, any kind of fresh herb, dry herb. Season with just a little bit of salt and pepper, and you make a really fun, quick hummus.” —Chef Michael Psilakis. These easy finger foods are perfect for any party.
“You’d be surprised how a simple thing like champagne, as opposed to wine, really gets everything going in the direction you want it to.” —Chef Michael Psilakis. If you like to buy in bulk, these are the healthiest party foods you can pick up at Costco.
Roasted red peppers, artichokes, and mushrooms in a jar
“No fuss. Very, very simple. And if you get a really, really good quality brand in a jar, they eliminate so much time that you’d spend getting them ready yourself.” —Chef Michael Psilakis
“Whenever (my mom) ran into a wall as far as time was concerned, she would just cut up some French fries and deep-fry them and make a big French fry and egg omelet with tomato—very, very traditional Greek food.” —Chef Michael Psilakis
“When you think about what’s your favorite thing in a bottle, I don’t necessarily go to food. I think about a great glass of champagne or a beautiful glass of white wine.” —Chef Thomas Keller. These are the items you should always buy at the grocery store—besides food.
“I am a big believer in eggnog. Embellish it with Godiva White Chocolate Liqueur.” —Author, Sandra Lee
Olive oil, sherry vinegar, and soy sauce
“With those, you can make almost anything taste good.” —Author, Mark Bittman