Every once in a while I get a book from publisher that makes me want to run to my computer and type a review immediately so I can share the great news. This is the case with this book, Real Snacks: Make your favorite childhood treats without all the junk. This book is all about recreating childhood favorites in a healthier way with wholesome flours like spelt flour , buckwheat flour and whole wheat flour. No worries if you are not into whole wheat flour, I am not that into either (have you been reading ” Wheat Belly?”). All the recipes have a vegan and gluten-free version. I want to shout this part at the top of my lungs as this is all around awesome.
If you are eating gluten-free, you will want to check out Aran Goyoaga’s new book too as well as Gluten Free-Baking for Dummies by Dr.Jean and Gluten-Free Baking for the Holidays by Jeanne Sauvage.
I am talking about making Twinkies, Goldfish crackers, toaster tarts, animal crackers and so much more.
I know the author Lara Ferroni. I will also put this out there for once and for all, I know just about every author coming out with a book in town but you can rest assured that if I am talking about a book, it is because I genuinely want to talk about (I don’t have much free time on my hands as you might imagine with 3 tiny kids.)
Lara is a pioneer in the food photographer world, she started taking photos with natural light and building an online community many years ago. The photos are beautiful and it is the kind of book that you will want to read on the couch or in bed or wherever you read your cookbooks. A great gift for moms or just food- conscious people who like to bake. It is also a handy conversation starter; people are always willing to talk about the snacks that remind them of their childhood.
The book is not out yet but you can get it on pre-order.
What is your favorite childhood snack?
Mine is definitely Pop Tarts. I really want to introduce them to my son but I know once I do, there will be no turning back. I think I will make him the version in this book first.