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Bite Size Party Treats

Three barbecue pulled pork sliders on a plate
Jane Charlesworth via Flickr (CC BY 2.0)

Without a doubt the season of entertaining has arrived, albeit in a much modified form. Since we will be gathering in very small groups this year, it makes sense to stack up a bunch of recipes for very small bites. And so Chef Jerry Pellegrino has these suggestions for tempting bite-size treats.


  • Baby baked potatoes
  • Baby potato skins stuffed with chili and sour cream
  • Boiled baby potatoes with crème fraiche and caviar
  • Chicken parmesan sliders with chicken nuggets, provolone, and marinara
  • Chicken and biscuits aliders with pickles and cole slaw

Click here for more creative slider ideas from The Spruce Eats.


Al Spoler, well known to WYPR listeners as the wine-loving co-host of "Cellar Notes" has had a long-standing parallel interest in cooking as well. Al has said, the moment he started getting serious about Sunday night dinners was the same moment he started getting serious about wine. Over the years, he has benefited greatly from being a member of the Cork and Fork Society of Baltimore, a gentlemen's dining club that serves black tie meals cooked by the members themselves who are some of Baltimore's most accomplished amateur cooks.
Executive Chef Jerry Pellegrino of Corks restaurant is fascinated by food and wine, and the way they work in harmony on the palate. His understanding of the two goes all the way to the molecular level, drawing on his advanced education in molecular biology. His cuisine is simple and surprising, pairing unexpected ingredients together to work with Corks' extensive wine offerings.