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Salty Snacks: Make Your Own Chips, Crisps, Crackers, Pretzels, Dips, and Other Savory Bites [A Cookbook] Paperback – September 25, 2012
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Are you ready to take your love of salty snacks to the next level?
This collection of seventy-five recipes for veggie chips, cheese straws, toasted nuts, pita chips, herb crackers, savory cookies, and snack mixes puts a fresh, crunchy spin on homemade nibbles.
So broaden your horizons beyond microwave popcorn and bagged chips to include inventive snacks like Roasted Chickpeas with Sumac, Coconut Crisps with Basil and Chiles, Salami Chips with Grainy Mustard Dip, Stilton and Walnut Pinwheels, and more.
Indeed, with all the excess sodium and hidden preservatives in prepackaged foods, it’s smart as well as delicious to make your own savory bites from scratch. Nutritious offerings like Parsnip and Carrot Chips, gluten-free recipes like Cumin Lentil Crackers, and the option to customize the amount of added salt (or alternative spices and sprinklings) will appeal to snackers of every stripe. Perfect for cocktail parties, after-school snack time, or anytime you need a nosh, this collection’s easy techniques and exotic flavors are sure to delight anyone with a “salty tooth.”
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—Mario Batali, chef, author, and cohost of The Chew
“As someone who gave up sugar for salt when I went to cooking school, I applaud the slant of this book. And it gets better—not only are these snacks salty, but they’re also crunchy. So now you too can make your own chips, crackers, pretzels, and more. And the assortment of snacks is wildly creative; even vegetables and grains get dressed up in a snack suit. This book would be a perfect housewarming or holiday gift.”
—Sara Moulton, host of Sara’s Weeknight Meals and author of the Sara’s Kitchenapp
About the Author
CYNTHIA NIMS studied cooking at La Varenne Ecole de Cuisine and has authored or coauthored thirteen cookbooks, including Gourmet Game Night, Memorable Recipes, and Rover’s. She is the former editor of Simply Seafood magazine and food editor for Seattle Magazine, and she contributes to Cooking Light, Coastal Living, and Sunset. She and her husband live in Seattle, Washington, and her blog, Mon Appétit, can be found at www.monappetit.com.
- Publisher : Ten Speed Press; 47030th edition (September 25, 2012)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 168 pages
- ISBN-10 : 1607741814
- ISBN-13 : 978-1607741817
- Item Weight : 15.3 ounces
- Dimensions : 7.09 x 0.51 x 7.9 inches
- Best Sellers Rank: #1,207,554 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Everything is fun and pretty easy to make and a heck of a lot healthier than that crap you buy in the store. Even health food snacks. I'm so happy i purchased this book and its got me wanting to find as many homemade snacks as possible.
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There are not many cookbooks that feature these kinds of snack recipes. It was a pleasure to browse through this collection and to also read the many tips and suggestions that author has given, for successfully making these original and well-explained snack time recipes.
I'm taking off one star as I would have appreciated more vegetarian options. There is quite an emphasis on meat in this book and that was a bit of a turn-off for me, being a long time vegetarian.
On the plus side, there is a good variety of recipes overall and I definitely found quite a few that ARE vegetarian-friendly and that I do plan to try in the future.
Geraldine Helen Hartman, award winning cookbook author