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No-Cook Nibbles

Fine Cooking Issue 72
Photos: Scott Phillips
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Escape from the summer heat by shutting off the stove for a moment and treating yourself—and your guests—to these quick bites.

Feta you’ll eat in one sitting

We haven’t stopped swooning over this creamy, goat’s and sheep’s milk feta, which comes in an herbed, garlicky marinade. Our only complaint is that we simply can’t stop eating it. It makes an easy starter served with a crusty loaf of French bread or some crisp crackers.

34° Australian marinated feta, $20 for two 7.7-oz. tubs at Deandeluca.com.

Gently smoked salami

This rich, flavorful salami has an excellent balance of seasonings and salt, as well as a pleasingly moist texture. Tote some along on your next picnic, or slice one up as a snack.

Niman Ranch Cacciatore Affumicato, $19 for 11 to 13 oz. at Nimanranch.com.

A French-style cheese—from Wisconsin

An award-winning washed-rind, cow’s milk cheese, “Les Frères” has a marvelously clean flavor with nutty, earthy notes—but its creamy texture is really what gets us. Be sure to let the cheese come to room temperature before serving.

Crave Brothers “Les Frères” cheese, available at Larry’s Market or The Cheesemaker’s Daughter.

Turkish pink olives

These olives are known for their pinkish hue, but they’ve also got a firm, meaty texture and a fruity, pleasantly briny flavor we find addictive.

Taris pink olives, $6 for 410g at Ta-Ze.com.

Move over, smoked salmon

We all know that smoked salmon can be a classic component of easy hors d’oeuvres, but we recently stumbled upon this delicious alternative—smoked tuna that’s not too fishy with a mild, smoky flavor. It’s perfect on blini or toast points, or in endive leaves along with a dollop of crème fraîche.

Smoked tuna, $10.99 for 4 oz. at igourmet.com.

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