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A small piece of food, served hot or cold as an appetiser, or more often at a drinks party - in French, the word literally means sofa or couch, but by the late 1800's it denoted any small titbit of food served in Victorian society. See 'Crostini'

If you enjoy cooking take a minute to look at ‘Simon Scrutton French Cookery Classes’ on Google – and learn how to make top class bistro-style dishes. Suitable for beginners upwards.

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