Camille Styles

Bite By Bite

October 6th, 2011


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…

pita_sandwiches_peter_callahancaprese tea sandwiches


buckwheat blinis, caviar & vodka


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

milk-cookies_peter_callahanmilk & cookies

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

Which one is your fave?

*photography: con poulous

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  1. Julie says:

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

  2. Heather says:

    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!

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

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

  5. Xio says:

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

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

  7. Jen Pinkston says:

    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 🙂

  8. chris says:

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

  9. eve tarlo says:

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

  10. Annie Hall says:

    The first and second one. ALL OF THEM!

  11. Amy Dial says:

    Thank you!! Running dry on cocktail food ideas.

  12. Amy says:

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

  13. Supal says:

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

  14. Camille Styles says:

    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…

  15. Amanda D says:

    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 says:

      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!!

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

  17. 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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