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Mustard Soft Pretzels from 'Salty Snacks'

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Soft pretzels are one of the most ideal game-day snacks. They're finger-friendly, slightly savory, salty, and extra bready to soak up all that beer. Making them at home looks complicated, but it's not much more difficult than making any other yeast bread. More

Mustard Soft Pretzels from 'Salty Snacks'

Serious Eats Kate Williams 2 comments

Soft pretzels are one of the most ideal game-day snacks. They're finger-friendly, slightly savory, salty, and extra bready to soak up all that beer. Making them at home looks complicated, but it's not much more difficult than making any other yeast bread. More

Tempura Green Beans with Tapenade Dip from 'Salty Snacks'

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Vegetable tempura dipped in tapenade make for an utterly unique nibble in Cynthia Nims's Salty Snacks. To those used to dipping tempura in soy sauce and spreading tapenade on crackers, it may sound off-putting, but the two make better bedfellows than one might expect. In fact, the briny olive-caper-anchovy mixture is a perfect counterpoint to fried food, and the light grassiness of the beans takes well to delicate tempura batter. More

Tempura Green Beans with Tapendade Dip from 'Salty Snacks'

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Vegetable tempura dipped in tapenade make for an utterly unique nibble in Cynthia Nims's Salty Snacks. To those used to dipping tempura in soy sauce and spreading tapenade on crackers, it may sound off-putting, but the two make better bedfellows than one might expect. In fact, the briny olive-caper-anchovy mixture is a perfect counterpoint to fried food, and the light grassiness of the beans takes well to delicate tempura batter. More

Caramel-Masala Popcorn and Pistachios from 'Salty Snacks'

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Salted caramel corn is one of those magical snacks that manages to taste better and better the more bites you take. (That is, until you've eaten a huge bowl and suddenly realize you've got yourself a major stomach ache.) It's got salt and sweetness, it's got bitter notes from the caramel, and it's got crunchy-airy corn kernels to anchor all that goodness. In Salty Snacks, Cynthia Nims takes this seemingly perfect treat to the next level with warming garam masala and rich pistachios. More

Caramel-Masala Popcorn and Pistachios from 'Salty Snacks'

Serious Eats Kate Williams 2 comments

Salted caramel corn is one of those magical snacks that manages to taste better and better the more bites you take. (That is, until you've eaten a huge bowl and suddenly realize you've got yourself a major stomach ache.) It's got salt and sweetness, it's got bitter notes from the caramel, and it's got crunchy-airy corn kernels to anchor all that goodness. In Salty Snacks, Cynthia Nims takes this seemingly perfect treat to the next level with warming garam masala and rich pistachios. More

Spicy Tortilla Crisps with Queso Fundito from 'Salty Snacks'

Kate Williams 3 comments

When it comes to game-day snacks, there are few people who will turn down chips and cheese dip (I'm pretty sure all of these folks are vegan anyhow). Even my friends who scoff at the concept of queso are known to sneak bites of the gooey stuff when they think no one is looking. Enter Cynthia Nims's new cookbook Salty Snacks. She elevates chips and queso just enough to turn heads, while still keeping the dish oozy and comforting. More

Spicy Tortilla Crisps with Queso Fundito from 'Salty Snacks'

Serious Eats Kate Williams Post a comment

When it comes to game-day snacks, there are few people I know that'll turn down chips and cheese dip (I'm pretty sure all of these folks are vegan anyhow). Even my friends who scoff at the concept of queso are known to sneak bites of the gooey stuff when they think no one is looking. It's not too hard to make either snack from scratch, but homemade versions are rarely more exciting than Tostitos. Enter Cynthia Nims's new cookbook Salty Snacks. She elevates chips and queso just enough to turn heads, while still keeping the dish oozy and comforting. More

Kale Chips with Lemon and Ginger from 'Salty Snacks'

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Anyone else appalled at the proliferation of mass-produced kale chips? Don't get me wrong, I've eaten more than my fair share of the snack, but there's no reason to pay upwards of $6 for a small bag can be finished in 5 minutes. In Salty Snacks, Cynthia Nims offers an easy intro to making kale chips, no dehydrator necessary. She tops the chips with a bit of olive oil and a lively mixture of lemon zest, grated fresh ginger, and (of course) plenty of salt. More

Cook the Book: 'Salty Snacks'

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Whether you're glued to the World Series (go Giants!), addicted to football, or just a passive observer, chances are you'll find yourself at more than a few sports game parties this fall. And while nachos, hot wings, and cheap beer are all welcome game-time snacks, sometimes a break from routine is welcome. Cynthia Nims's new cookbook, Salty Snacks, is chock full of treats like fried shrimp, marinated olives, five-spice duck skin cracklings, and curry pickled quail eggs. More

Kale Chips with Lemon and Ginger from 'Salty Snacks'

Serious Eats Kate Williams Post a comment

Anyone else appalled at the proliferation of mass-produced kale chips? Don't get me wrong, I've eaten more than my fair share of the snack, but there's no reason to pay upwards of $6 for a small bag can be finished in 5 minutes. In Salty Snacks, Cynthia Nims offers an easy intro to making kale chips, no dehydrator necessary. She tops the chips with a bit of olive oil and a lively mixture of lemon zest, grated fresh ginger, and (of course) plenty of salt. More

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