Salty Snacks by Cynthia Nims
Make Your Own Chips, Crisps, Crackers, Pretzels, Dips, and Other Savory Bites

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This collection of 75 recipes for savory puffs, chips, crackers, breads, nuts, veggies and meats puts a fresh, crunchy spin on homemade snacks.

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.”

About Cynthia Nims

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CYNTHIA NIMS studied cooking at La Varenne Ecole de Cuisine and has authored or coauthored 12 cookbooks, including Gourmet Game Night and Memorable Recipes. President of the International Association of Culinary Professionals (IACP), she has been the editor of Simply Seafood magazine and food editor for Seattle Magazine. Cynthia contributes to Cooking Light, Coastal Living, and Sunset. Her blog, Mon Appétit, can be found at

Author Residence: Seattle, WA
Published September 25, 2012 by Ten Speed Press. 170 pages
Genres: Cooking. Non-fiction

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Nims, the president of the International Association of Culinary Professionals, turns her attention to the salty side in this imaginative collection of 75 recipes for DIY chips, dips, crackers, and ot

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It is called, ""Holly Clegg's trim&TERRIFIC KITCHEN 101: Secrets to Cooking Confidence" by author Holly Clegg This a how to book on cooking, which includes tools, tips and recipes for anyone who wants to learn how to improve their cooking.

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