If you think crackers can only come from a box, you need to read this cookbook! Portland-based baker Ivy Manning shines a light on homemade snacks in Crackers and Dips. Manning's recipes capitalize on the inherent flavor of whole grains, cheese, butter and spices to guide the home baker through a wide assortment of tasty snack options. Vegan, gluten-free and alternative flour varieties are included and all recipes are preservative-free. Finally, an entire chapter is dedicated to the delicious dips and schmears that bring your snacking to the next level. The recipes and techniques are for bakers of all skill levels and the photographs alone make the book gift-worthy! Crackers and Dips: More than 50 Handmade Snacks By Ivy Manning. Published by Chronicle Books. Hardcover. 144 pages.