Appetizers, also called hors d’oeuvres, are small portions of food served at the beginning of a meal.
Generally, the type of appetizers varies according to the dishes which are going to be served during the meal. That’s why we usually divide them into surf and turf appetizers, The last ones are made with meat, vegetables, cold cuts, etc., whilst surf appetizers are made with seafood.
Besides that, there ise a wide range of appetizer recipes. You can opt for cold or hot dishes, canapés, fried food, pies, and more.
Basicly, with “appetizer” you can refer to simple nibbles, or else to more elaborated dishes.