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Gearing up for the holiday cocktail parties and meals? Acclaimed chef  Michael Lomonaco shares his unique and festive appetizers and dishes -- chili-rubbed beef on crisp parmesan toast, mushroom and artichoke dip, shrimp on skewers with ginger mango glaze and more:

Michael Lomonaco is an acclaimed chef and host of the Travel Channel's "Epicurious." He is the author of  “Nightly Specials: 125 Recipes for Spontaneous, Creative Cooking at Home” and is a partner and chef at New York City’s premiere steakhouse restaurant, Porter House.