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With wedding season fast approaching, the bite-size and all too often disappointing canapé is back in the spotlight.
Thankfully it looks like someone noticed that we've been starving at every cocktail party we've ever attended, and the canapé is getting shafted in favour of some heartier, more substantial hors d'Oeuvres.
There's even a new term to describe the phenomenon: the manapé. While we're not convinced it's only men who like a decent canapé, the concept it's referring to is still bang on.
“I think they’ve become associated with men as they’re not very healthy. But they’re actually enjoyed equally by men and women.”
According to Goddard, the most popular manapés are mini-me versions of beloved menu staples: think sausage rolls, waffle sliders, quiche, croquettes and arancini.
It’s no surprise that couples planning their weddings are turning to manapés instead of a traditional buffet. Heartier portions allow guests to relax and eat properly instead of having to chase after waiters, or parking themselves in a prime spot next to the kitchen so they get first dibs.
Not that we've ever done that.
We do, however, have some fabulous "manapés" ideas for your next function …
Because nothing beats a classic.
One to impress the herbivores.
The basic jacket potato gets a revamp in miniature with exciting fillings like hot salmon and spring onion and leek, olive and chorizo.
Gluten-free guests? No worries: these turmeric-sprinkled chips from Sainsbury's magazine are just the ticket.
These three-bite munchies will tempt anyone with a sweet tooth.
Ideal for summer, courgette fries are totally addictive.