cover image Munchies Guide to Dinner: How to Feed Yourself and Friends

Munchies Guide to Dinner: How to Feed Yourself and Friends

Editors of Munchies. Ten Speed, $30 (218p) ISBN 978-0-399-58012-3

The editors of Munchies, the food-focused vertical of Vice media, collect the best of their recipes in this delightful collection of practical, tasty dishes served with a side of irreverence. Leaning heavily on familiar comfort food and drinks (garlic bread, chicken pot pie, margaritas, martinis, chili cheese dip, etc.) along with a handful of themed meals (steakhouse dinner, taco night, finger food for a binge-watching night), the Munchies team strike the right balance of enticing dishes that readers can prepare without calling for too much effort or resorting to ingredients cooked in a microwave. Velveeta cheese is the linchpin in their baked mac and cheese, and they also include easy recipes for pastas—including a spinach, mushroom, and ricotta ravioli—as well as a pitch-perfect onion dip with homemade mayo. Even if readers choose to sub in store-bought ingredients for the from-scratch components suggested in some of these recipes, they’re still going to wind up with a terrific dish. This is a solid choice for home cooks looking for practical everyday dishes. (Oct.)