Thursday, December 21, 2006

Book Review: Party Dips

It's the holiday party season and it seemed timely to share my favorite dip book. Party Dips! 50 Zippy, Zesty, Spicy, Savory, Tasty, Tempting Dips by Sally Sampson doesn't revolutionize dips as we know them but she doesn't have to. What she does do is give us 50 recipes for all kinds of dips: creamy dips, hot dips, cold dips, chunky dips, low fat dips, cheesy dips, sweet dips, any sort of dip you can imagine. It is all written in a casual tone which is entirely appropriate for the subject matter. Dips are not serious foods. She does give tips and techniques on preparation and serving suggestions but all of the recipes are easy and most can be made from ingredients you probably have on hand. I have read a number of other dip books and this is the one I am most like to turn to. It sounds trite but there really is something for everyone and for every occasion.