Well how did the word' STARTERS'.........come into our culinary habits. Back in the School of Hotel Management, in the Food & Beverage Department the first sessions are on the various courses of a meal and First course in the traditional French Menu was the Appetiser's known as HORSD'OUVRES and thus came the word Starters, These are usually Light, tangy in taste, bite sized and presented well to give the first impression of the meal ahead.
A combination of Beverages either Mock tail or Cocktail can also be served as a Starter,now try my Antioxidant concoction of Almonds and Ginger........
ALMOND GINGER COOLER
Almond 1 cup
Sugar 1/2 cup
Ginger 2 tbsp (shredded)
Water, Ice and pinch of Salt
-Soak the Almond for at least 4 hours.
-Boil 1 cup of water add the sugar and make a syrup, blend the Almonds and ginger with a pinch of salt.
-Combine sugar syrup to taste of sweetness.
Serve in a tall Parfait glass with crushed Ice and a sprig of Mint