Gourmet Game Night, by Nims, Cynthia
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- ISBN: 9781580080880 | 158008088X
- Cover: Paperback
- Copyright: 3/2/2010
Have you ever accompanied an evening of game-playing with a bowl of salty chips or slabs of pizza? If so, you know that greasy fingers can be a distraction, with players interrupting the game to grab napkins or even lick their fingers-immediately before grabbing the communal spinner. Gourmet Game Night has the solution: instead of relying on conventional convenience snacks and standbys, you've got imaginative, homemade options; instead of greasy hands and game pieces, you've got mess-free, bite-sized snacks. Cookbook writer, magazine contributor, and culinary blogger Cynthia Nims offers inventive alternatives that make hands-clean dining easy, including: Edible wrappers around savory centers (Shrimp Cakes in Shiso Leaves, page 66); bite-sized versions of unwieldy classics for easy grabbing between moves (Caesar Dip with Big Croutons and Romaine, page 18); edible bases to support tender ingredients (Tuna Tartare on Daikon Slices, page 58); innovative mini containers such as shot glasses for liquid fare (Chilled Avocado Soup with Roasted Poblano Cream, page 112); neat sweet treats paired with gooey dippers (Brown Butter Pound Cake with Caramel Dip, page 34); and of course, party-friendly drinks poured by the pitcherful (Pomegranate-Mint Fizz, page 138). Cynthia Nims's creative and contemporary recipes will liven up any event where free hands are of the essence, whether you're gathering friends for a poker night, rolling those dice for a board-game party, spicing up your bridge club, planning a family Scrabble tournament, or impressing your book club or knitting group! Indeed, Gourmet Game Night proves that you don't need a fancy night on the town to have fun; instead, gather your friends for satisfying small bites-and hopefully a winning streak-at home.