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Small Bites, Big Taste
by Christine and Scott
Appetizers appear simultaneously in England and America in the 1860s, mainly to provide a global counterpart for the French ” hors d’ oeuvre.” Also called finger foods, these little bites have popped up in one form or another in practically every civilization since ancient times. One may say it was an instinctual evolutionary throwback to our hunting and gathering days of fruits and nuts.
As the founder of Autisticana, I asked one of my newsmakers what the difference was between the two.
Lisette replied,”” appetizers are usually served in restaurants or before you usually have a big meal.
She then said, ” Hors d’ oeuvre is typically served at parties as one-bite meals.
As investigators, we then researched the difference and this is what we found.
Appetizers and hors d’oeuvres are similar in that they are both small bites of food that are served before a meal. However, there are some key differences between the two.
One key difference is the time at which they are served. Hors d’oeuvres are typically served before the meal even begins, while appetizers tend to indicate the beginning of the meal. Another difference is that hors d’oeuvres are not considered to be part of the meal, whereas appetizers are usually chosen specifically to complement the following courses.
In summary, Hors d’oeuvres and Appetizers are similar in that they are both small bites of food, but Hors d’oeuvres are typically served before the meal even begins, whereas Appetizers are usually chosen specifically to complement the following courses and are considered as a part of the meal.
The literal meaning between the two is really about serving time. Hors d’ oeuvres are typically served before the meal even begins, while appetizers tend to indicate the beginning of the meal.
Hors d’ oeuvre isn’t considered to be part of the meal, but appetizers are usually chosen specifically to compliment the following courses
We asked the team if they prefer to eat a whole meal, or do they enjoy eating appetizers instead.
They said they rather eat appetizers and dessert and call it a night!