2h 34min intermediate Resources

Make game day and movie night a big hit when you learn how to create an endless variety of savory bites customized with your favorite flavors!

Episode descriptions

Popcorn & Nuts
1 . Episode: Popcorn & Nuts

Learn the secret to making perfectly crunchy popcorn and how to season it with nori and sesame or your favorite spices. Then turn your focus to roasting as you make nuts seasoned with garlic, smoked paprika and a dash of cayenne.

Potato Chips & Other Vegetable Chips
2 . Episode: Potato Chips & Other Vegetable Chips

The key to a perfect chip starts with choosing the right potato. Cynthia demonstrates how to get thin, even slices and shows you what to look for to achieve golden-brown, crispy chips every time. Learn how to make seasoned salts, carrot and parsnip chips and even baked kale chips.

Homemade Crackers
3 . Episode: Homemade Crackers

Start with a simple cheddar and cornmeal cracker and work your way up to a yeasted saltine cracker as you learn how to roll out dough, make clean and even cuts and flavor your creations with numerous spices, seeds and other seasonings.

Soft Pretzels
4 . Episode: Soft Pretzels

What makes a pretzel crusty on the outside and soft on the inside? It's blanching the dough before baking. Cynthia walks you step by step through the process and also shares the secret ingredient she adds to her pretzels. It will be sure to ignite your taste buds and amaze your friends!

5 . Episode: Breadsticks

Learn how to form, flavor and season these wonderfully versatile snacks using store-bought puff pastry or a yeasted dough made from scratch. Sprinkle them with Parmesan cheese or infuse the dough with cracked black pepper. Then bake to crispy perfection.

Stocking the Snack Lover's Pantry
6 . Episode: Stocking the Snack Lover's Pantry

Often it's the salt or other seasonings that makes the snack. Cynthia leads an in-depth discussion on varieties of salts as well as some of the best herbs, spices and seeds to use when seasoning your snacks. She'll also show you how to make pita and tortilla chips as well as marinated olives.

About the Teacher

Cynthia Nims
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