Snack Attack

7 International Junk Foods Worth Craving

The salty spectrum: India, South Korea, Thailand
Jan 22, 2014 10:00 am

For real excitement when it comes to snacking, we look abroad. Just as in America, the holy trinity of junk food often holds true: crunchiness, saltiness and craveability. Here’s a look at seven of our favorite international junk foods.

Inside the Mind of a Snack Food Genius: Pasta Chips

Meet the man who finally combined pasta and chips
Oct 16, 2013 4:00 pm

You might not know it when you look at Jerry Bello – he's just a regular guy from Jersey who happened to hit it big – but when you're walking the aisles of Sam's Club and Costco, he's right there in your ear whispering sweet nothings in the form of snacks. Pasta Chips are exactly what they sound like: semolina flour rolled thin and oven-baked. They're darn good, and they're blowing up. Get your crunch on after the jump.  

Weekend Project: Make Your Own Damn Snacks, Summer Edition

6 things you could buy in a package, but no!
Jul 20, 2013 2:01 pm

You're gonna make your own damn snacks this weekend. Here are five delicious ideas that will both satisfy your weekend cravings and make you feel good about yourself that you will go into the office next week ready to shred. Plus they're on the cold/frozen and light/healthy side anyway (except the pimento cheese) so you can deal with this heat. 

Grilled Pineapple Salsa Recipe

Tangy summer salsa makes for a great dip
Jul 17, 2013 4:31 pm
Photo: BBQ Grill Maestro on Flickr

Executive Chef Kristi Ritchey of LA's Greenleaf Gourmet Chopshop loaned us her grilled pineapple salsa for all our summer dining needs. Well, most of them. You'll load this delicious creation on everything from barbecue fare to homemade tortilla chips. 

How A Professional Pastry Chef Makes Stoner Ice Cream. And You Can Too.

The weekend just got a little more interesting
Jul 3, 2013 11:31 am

According to a lengthy biography on the Star Chefs website, pastry chef Katy Peetz moved to New York City in 2008 to attend culinary school and later intern at Blue Hill. After traveling through Chile, she returned to NYC to join the line at Roberta’s as a cook, then pastry chef at the acclaimed tasting menu–only Blanca. She’s since left and is working on launching a pop-up in Williamsburg. The point is? Somewhere along this winding road she invented a D.I.Y. recipe for version for weed ice cream.

Za'atar-Dusted Pita Chips Recipe

Homemade recipe puts store-bought chips to shame
Jun 13, 2013 12:01 pm
za'atar pita chips recipe
Photo: Jen Altman

We've bought more boxes of crackers than we're willing to count. It's time to make our own, which is why we picked up a copy of Crackers & Dips. If you're proud of your crackers (and you will be if they're homemade), you're likely to enjoy the toppings even more. These Middle Eastern-spiced pita chips couldn't be easier: slice pita, spice, toss with oil and bake!

Swedish Caraway Rye Crisps Recipe

Rye crackers: the perfect base for b'fast, snacks
Jun 5, 2013 4:02 pm
Photo: Jen Altman

We've bought more boxes of crackers than we're willing to count. It's time to make our own, which is why we picked up a copy of Crackers & Dips. If you're proud of your crackers (and you will be if they're homemade), you're likely to enjoy the toppings even more. These rye crackers are a popular breakfast in Scandinavia, but they make a great anytime snack too. 

Weekend Project: Make Your Own Damn Snacks - Intermediate Level

10 things you could buy in a package, but no!
Apr 27, 2013 2:02 pm

You're gonna make your own damn snacks this weekend. Here are 10 really delicious snacks that will both satisfy your weekend cravings and make you feel good about yourself that you will go into the office next week ready to shred. Plus they're on the "somewhat challenging side," so you have something to stimulate your brain while you're rewatching all the Arrested Development.

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