When you're looking for artistic party appetizer ideas, it's easy to look in all the old familiar places. The same bookmarked websites. The familiar recipe book. Your 'favorite' party chips and dip. Yawn. Boring.
What you need is an artistic party food idea wake up call. You need pictures of food with vibrant colors and textures. What's needed is change.
Online text recipes don't cut it. You want pictures. Here are 5 Places to Find Artistic Party Food Ideas.
1. Pinterest & Foodgawker
Foodies everywhere love these two popular sites. We love Pinterest for artistic food ideas because that's precisely what it is.
If you're looking for gourmet snacks, simply type that in the Pinterest search bar.
We mention Foodgawker as it's relatively similar to Pinterest. One main difference is Foodgawker also features recipes, a blurb about your particular inquiry and it also has a link to die hard foodie sites.
And yes, there are plenty of enticing food images on the 'Feed Your Eyes' website http://www.handletheheat.com/2012/07/creole-chicken-wraps.html. See the Creole Chicken Wraps, which are absolutely delicious.
2. The Stock Image Companies
Ok. So it sounds somewhat bizarre to mention the stock image companies when you're on the hunt for artistic party appetizer ideas. But what the stock image companies understand is the idea of placement. Use the stock images to get an idea of how to place food. Why? That's what stock image companies do and they do it well.
Photographers know food is notoriously difficult to photograph well. Use a foodie photographer's blog or review to get other ideas on how to artistically arrange your food. Photographers rarely photograph just one genre.
Here's a hint. Look at what else is in the photograph and don't just concentrate on the food. Why? Photographers are artists.
They see the value of a good presentation. Photographers can help with your artistic party appetizer ideas through the use of color and if you look closely, you'll notice texture.
4. National Geographic
For more artistic party appetizer ideas check out National Geographic's Photo Gallery: Street Foods.
Again, you're looking for presentation ideas. In the west it's easy to expect food to be presented in a certain way.
We're sure you'll find a way to incorporate new ideas with your traditional favorites.
You simply cannot write a blog post about artistic party appetizer ideas without mentioning Foodspotting. Foodspotting is an app where you can find and share the foods.
We're familiar with the concept of restaurant recommendations. (Thank you, Yelp). But, if you're like us you enjoy a variety of foods from different restaurants. You can recommend your particular dish at a restaurant.
What's cool is Foodspotting has a pretty sweet search feature on their site.
Foodspotting is definitely guaranteed to bring out the best as you search for artistic party appetizer ideas.