cover image S'Mores: Gourmet Treats for Every Occasion

S'Mores: Gourmet Treats for Every Occasion

Lisa Adams. Gibbs Smith Publishers, $16.99 (128pp) ISBN 978-1-4236-0091-6

While the world might not have been waiting for a book devoted solely to s'mores-the campfire classic composed of chocolate, graham crackers and toasted marshmallows-outdoor types might want to give Adams's book some consideration before packing for their next trip. Offering over 50 riffs on the theme, Adams adds everything from mangoes and cranberries to popcorn to the basic recipe, as well as more inventive fare such as a Boston Cream Pie S'more, made up of strawberry shortcake cups, a marshmallow and chocolate frosting. Those with an aversion to graham crackers will find ideas incorporating everything from chocolate cookies to fresh apricots and even sliced Granny Smith apples to bookend their fillings. None of the recipes are going to win any culinary awards, but the recipes are simple to replicate, making them ideal for children and young-at-heart marshmallow lovers.