Assembling a bountiful hors d'oeuvres spread is easier than you think. Keep just a few of these versatile ingredients on hand, and you'll always be ready for a party.
By Lynn Andriani
Photo: Con Poulos
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A Chickpea Spread (with No Tahini in Sight)
A vegetarian spin on foie gras, this spread consists of caramelized onions, capers, Vin Santo (a dessert wine, though you could use a sweet Riesling too) and two cans of chickpeas. It's decadent on top of toasted brioche.