Starters, nibbles and snacks

I regret so much – I never remember to make starters and nibbles. Very egocentric really, thinking that everyone is happy involved in drinking, talking and watching the cooking, not realising that many are starving and too polite to say so. Ouch! So, in belated concession to the Mediterranean custom of never drinking without eating (but not quite the modern Indian custom of having nibbles which, when I eat them at dinners in Hyderabad I’d actually be quite happy to serve as main meals!) here are some ideas.