Gourmet Game Night

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 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.

Baker & Taylor
A volume of recipes specifically collected for hosts of game-night or hobby-club gatherings features bite-sized snacks that enable a minimum of mess and interruptions, providing such solutions as edible wrappers and spears and a variety of party-friendly pitcher beverages. Original.

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& Taylor

"Creative and whole-foods recipes designed to keep fingers clean during hand-intensive activities such as board game parties, poker nights, knitting groups, and more"--Provided by publisher.

Publisher: Berkeley, Calif. : Ten Speed Press, 2010
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9781580080880
158008088X
Branch Call Number: 641.812 N619g
Characteristics: 150 p. : col. ill. ; 23 cm

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Oct 03, 2010

Not exactly what I was expecting. When I'm playing board games, the last thing I want to try to eat is some schmaltzy, fancy, pseudo-finger food that took my host an hour to prepare. I was looking for something more casual and laid back. This wasn't it.

However, if you're looking to impress and having an upscale game night (perhaps renting out the back room at a fancy watering hole?) then this is the book for you.

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