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

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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 ...more
Paperback, 160 pages
Published March 2nd 2010 by Ten Speed Press (first published 2010)
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Kurt
Jan 06, 2013 Kurt rated it really liked it
Recommended to Kurt by: Matt
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 ...more
Kim
Jul 06, 2015 Kim rated it it was ok
Shelves: food, cookbooks
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. :(
Molly
May 01, 2010 Molly rated it it was ok
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.
Just - The romance reader
Nov 17, 2010 Just - The romance reader rated it really liked it
Shelves: at-library, cookbook
Great, yummy looking photos. Tantalizing gourmet recipes.
Tamara
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.
Westerville
Dec 30, 2010 Westerville rated it liked it
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"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 Librarian

Reserve a library copy!
Robin
Jun 15, 2010 Robin rated it liked it
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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. :-)
Sherri
Aug 20, 2010 Sherri rated it really liked it
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Yummy delights! It's a step up from the usual cheese dip and chips and salsa recipes.
Nicole
Jul 20, 2013 Nicole rated it it was amazing
This book could hardly be more up my alley. I'll be adding it to my cookbook collection!
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May 13, 2010 Jennifer marked it as to-read
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This looks great! Can't wait to get this from the library!
Crystal
May 03, 2010 Crystal rated it it was ok
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This cookbook need more pictures.
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Cynthia Nims is a lifelong Northwesterner who grew up surrounded by some of the best food in the country. She has authored and co-authored over 15 books; the most recent is Salty Snacks, released in September 2012 (Ten Speed Press). Cynthia holds the Grand Diplôme d’Etudes Culinaires from La Varenne cooking school in France, where she worked on numerous cookbooks with owner Anne Willan. Previously ...more
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