Classic Snacks Made from Scratch
Author: Casey Barber
Publisher: Ulysses Press (2013)
Twinkies®, Cracker Jacks®, Funyuns® and Gummi Bears– they’re the stuff kids’ (and kid-like adults’) dreams are made of. Unfortunately, these snacks are not only expensive, but can be packed with unnecessary fat, sodium, calories and chemicals. Sure, pure, fresh fruit and veggies, lean proteins and whole grains should be the order of the day – most days. But who doesn’t like the occasional snack? Luckily we can all now be masters of the snack cupboard thanks to Casey Barber’s new book Classic Snacks Made from Scratch. In this book are all the secrets to recreating all those convenience-store goodies you know while controlling the quality (and quantity) of the ingredients.
Classic Snacks is divided into several chapters, each focusing on a specific snack variety. From salty and cheesy to sweet and icy, whatever your flavour you’re sure to see something you’ll enjoy. Even if you’ve never heard of or tasted one, how can you pass up anything as fun-sounding as a Cheese Nip® or a Sno-Ball®? If you need more convincing, just take a look at the accompanying photography – Judi Swinks tempts and delights the visual senses in a way that seamlessly meshes with the clear, concise instructions to create the feeling that anyone can make the treats, and make them well.
|Baked Nacho Cheese Doritos® (p. 67)|
|Over-Browned Goldfish® (p. 65)|
|Perfect Goldfish® (p. 65)!|
This book is a joy for the kid in all of us, and while nostalgic adults will want the treats all for themselves, parents will also relish being able to provide an occasional “junk snack” to their children without worry about the latest health scare or high costs attached to the big brand items. Are these going to replace broccoli and blueberries as the new Darling of nutrition? No. But Casey Barber’s Classic Snacks Made from Scratch are worth the occasional indulgence.
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