Just picked up caterer Peter Callahan’s new cookbook…and proceeded to spend the next hour oohing, awwwing and definitely drooling over his diminutive recipes. I’ve always been a huge fan of Callahan’s creative approach to catering, and Bite by Bite definitely showcases it to the fullest advantage. His genius lies in the ability to whittle dishes down to their smallest size while still capturing all the essential flavors of the traditional version. Really, every page in the book is gorgeous enough to feature here…but I somehow managed to narrow them down to my 5 favorites. The winner would have to be these fish tacos and margaritas, served in a mini Pàtron bottle. To-die-for, right?! Follow the jump for the other contenders…

caprese tea sandwiches

buckwheat blinis, caviar & vodka

chocolate ice cream “burgers” with sweet churro “fries”

milk & cookies

*sigh* My lunch suddenly doesn’t look very interesting.

Which one is your fave?

*photography: con poulous

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    Julie | October 6, 2011 at 11:51 am

    I love the mini margaritas and fish tacos. Absolutely precious for a fiesta get together.

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    Heather | October 6, 2011 at 11:56 am

    My favorite is the caprese tea sandwiches but I love the first one too! I am a fan of all things miniature, and I now want this cookbook!

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    Entrepreneuress Academy | October 6, 2011 at 12:04 pm

    Love the ice cream burgers and sweet fries! How inspiring!xx

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    Naina @ STYLE'N | October 6, 2011 at 12:09 pm

    Wow these are absolutely stunning photos and makes me want to entertain right now!

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    The Design Daredevil {Jessie D. Miller} | October 6, 2011 at 12:11 pm

    I LOVE the margaritas and mini tacos!

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    Xio | October 6, 2011 at 12:53 pm

    Wow, this is so creative!!! In love with the caprese tea sandwiches!

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    Ridgely's Radar | October 6, 2011 at 1:24 pm

    These are so cute! Love the little caprese tea sandwiches!

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    Jen Pinkston | October 6, 2011 at 1:27 pm

    This is SO great! I am so obsessed with the mini patron bottles. I think I might have to bite that idea for a future housewarming get together 🙂

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    chris | October 6, 2011 at 2:00 pm

    Not trying to be different, but the cookies and milk were my absolute favorite!
    What could be better?!

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    eve tarlo | October 6, 2011 at 2:01 pm

    omg these are all so freaking cute. i want to plan parties with all of the above themes.

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    Annie Hall | October 6, 2011 at 2:48 pm

    The first and second one. ALL OF THEM!

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    Amy Dial | October 6, 2011 at 8:00 pm

    Thank you!! Running dry on cocktail food ideas.

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    Amy | October 6, 2011 at 10:05 pm

    LOVE THIS!!!! Number one is most definitely my favorite too 🙂

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    Supal | October 6, 2011 at 10:10 pm

    Camille, these are freaking amazing!! Please post any ideas you may have as well!

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    Camille Styles | October 6, 2011 at 10:20 pm

    Yay, I’m so glad you all loved these as much as I did! Now if I can only source all those cute mini bottles…

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    Amanda D | October 16, 2011 at 5:29 pm

    I went to a Google party that had these exact dishes. The food was the hit. They would not let us take pictures of the food so was surprised to see this picture come up on pinterest. Definitely getting the book!

    • Camille Styles | October 17, 2011 at 7:14 am

      That’s so cool that you’ve experienced these in real life!! Lucky you…a bit jealous, although how cool that Callahan did this book so we can experience them at home!!

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    Not Just A Mommy! | October 16, 2011 at 8:37 pm

    I finally got my hands on this book and I’m so in love with everything! The lollipop ideas are fabulous!

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    Peter Callahan | November 11, 2011 at 8:42 pm

    so cool to see the interest in the new book, bite by bite! have certainly found that people love the idea of a small bite that brings out the whimsy in all of us! and if you pair a bite with mini beverage, it’s a win win for everyone! thanks for the post camille, appreciate it, love the blog, all the best, peter callahan

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