Gourmet Game Night: Bite-Sized, Mess-Free Eating for Board-Game Parties, Bridge Clubs, Poker Nights,Book Groups, and More

Gourmet Game Night Bite Sized Mess Free Eating for Board Game Parties Bridge Clubs Poker Nights Book Groups and More 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 n

  • Title: Gourmet Game Night: Bite-Sized, Mess-Free Eating for Board-Game Parties, Bridge Clubs, Poker Nights,Book Groups, and More
  • Author: Cynthia Nims
  • ISBN: 9781580080880
  • Page: 232
  • Format: Paperback
  • 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 snacksHave 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.

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    1. The gimmick of this book is that each recipe is designed to be enjoyed in small portions that don't get a party guest's fingers sticky, and it exceeded my expectations. There are some really creative dishes here that go beyond the simple bowls of candy and veggie/dip trays I usually set out when I host a game night. Nims clearly likes spicy food and exotic flavors, she presents plenty of dishes that can be adapted to accommodate dietary restrictions (I have gluten-free friends, vegetarian friend [...]

    2. I know, I know- the word 'gourmet' is in the title, but it also has the words 'mess-free' and 'poker nights.' I wasn't expecting shrimp cakes in shiso leaves. A) Don't know what shiso leaves are B) Not mess-free C) How long are you expected to spend on something that will take .5 seconds to eat? Kind of silly. Don't really recommend. I'll try to make the pretzels and if they're amazing, maybe I'll change my tune.

    3. Sims offers an interesting idea of easy-to-hold, non-messy recipes for game aficionados. The recipes don't appear extraordinary and many require kitchenware that one might not have in their sets now, e.g a dozen ramekins. I will try a few of the recipes, such as Aged Cheddar with Cherry-Almond Chutney and Banana Bread with Hazelnut-Cream Cheese Filling. We love game nights in my household, so these appetizer-sized recipes might just work out.

    4. The ice cream sandwich page is by far the best one and well worth the time and effort to check this out from the library. Also, one of the recipes was a good reminder of how wonderful the Nutella and banana combo can be, though I would probably not make the fancy little wafers to go with. The rest was a bit frou-frou for my taste.

    5. Disappointing. I know that the title is "Gourmet," but there was very little in here that the average person would serve at a party. "Orange tuile cones with cassata filling"okay really? That's not even the strangest one.I did copy down a couple of recipes but over all this was a bust. :(

    6. "The ice cream sandwich page is by far the best one and well worth the time and effort to check this out from the library." - Tamara, Web Content LibrarianReserve a library copy!

    7. Great recipes for finger-food to serve at a party. I tried the chicken skewers and the bite-size berry meringues and they were a big hit at a picnic! I like that this cookbook has lots of pictures of the food - I usually won't make a recipe unless I can see a picture of it. :-)

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