"Happy Hour - brunch, snacks and picnics - will never be the same. Ivy Manning has given us a new reason to head to the kitchen and a new treat to love: homemade crackers and great dips. Move over chips, there's a new kid on the block!" Dorie Greenspan, author of Around My French Table"
If you've never been a fan of crackers, this book will change your mind. Full of crisp mouth-watering treats, salty and sweet, some with whole-grain flours-you will want to try them all." Maria Speck, author of Ancient Grains for Modern Meals, a New York Times notable book and winner of the Julia Child Cookbook Award
Food writer Manning (The Farm to Table Cookbook: The Art of Eating Locally) shares recipes for crackers, chips, and dips that are less expensive and (when prepared correctly) more delicious than store-bought snacks. Her many sweet and savory varieties will appeal to a wide range of tastes but can be complicated to prepare. Even "easy crackers" require readers to grind spices, deep-fry, and purchase unconventional ingredients. Still, this handsome volume offers gourmets an opportunity to create uniquely show-stopping snacks. VERDICT Fancier and more technically precise than Lee E. Cart's The Cracker Book: Artisanal Crackers for Every Occasion, this is a great niche title for readers interested in homemade crackers.