The-Art-of-the-Start-10-Appetizers-that-Always-Wow-photo6In fact, the best appetizers are often simple recipes that can be made ahead of time, thus freeing you up to enjoy your company and focus on the main event. According to celebrity chef, TV personality and entertaining expert Giada De Laurentiis, “when I entertain I try and have as much of the food prepared in advance as possible, especially appetizers.”  To get you started, here are 5 amazing appetizers for a crowd that are sure to wow your guests this summer.