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About Jonathan Melendez
Jonathan Melendez is a passionate food photographer, cook, baker, and recipe developer whose blog, The Candid Appetite, has appeared prominently on such sites as, BonAppetite, People, Cosmopolitan, The Kitchn, Today, The Cooking Channel, Food52 and Joy the Baker. He has created and photographed recipes for Idaho Potato Commission, Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board, American Butter Institute and Jones Dairy Farm, to name a few. He lives in Los Angeles, CA.
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Sliders are an art form, a modern-tapas-of-sorts. A remarkable slider is one that allows you to evenly taste all the delicious ingredients within it. You can’t eat just one! Way better than a cupcake, sliders are delicious and fun—and you can’t eat just one of these savory, handheld treats. Indulge in the awesome world of sliders and mini sandwiches through more than seventy-five omnivorous and vegetarian recipes—that are more than just your usual mini burger— complete with homemade breads, buns, and sauces.
Way better than a cupcake, these omnivore and vegetarian slider recipes include limitless ingredient and flavor combinations just waiting to be squeezed between two buns. Sliders are the perfect bite that can be served as an appetizer, tapas, entrée, side, or midnight snack. The Slider Effect focuses on these amazing, handheld mini sandwiches featuring more than seventy-five recipes and sixty-five delicious photographs designed to turn you into a slider pro.
The opening chapter begins with slider pantry basics, followed by four main chapters that focus on meat, poultry, seafood, and vegetarian sliders. In the Meat chapter you’ll find recipes for Grilled Steak and Potato Sliders as well as Mediterranean Lamb Sliders. The Poultry chapter will introduce you to Turkey-Bacon BLT Avocado Sliders and Chicken Curry Sliders. The Seafood chapter ranges from Fish and Chips Sliders to Shrimp Fajita Sliders. And in the Vegetarian chapter you’ll find tiny buns filled with roasted beets, eggplant, polenta, and black beans. If you like making your own rolls, there are recipes ranging from biscuits to challah and from waffle to pretzel buns. And what slider would not be complete without a dab of Cilantro, Lime and Green Chile Aioli or Arugula Pumpkin Seed Pesto on top? There is no end to what you can make work in a slider!
Praise for The Slider Effect
“Miniatures are undeniably cute, especially when they’re mini Western Bacon Cheeseburgers. As far as buns go, Chef Jonathan Melendez goes the extra mile and stuff this book with recipes for waffle buns, black pepper buttermilk biscuits, braided challah buns and more.” —Tiffany Do, Food Republic
“Hostesses and snack enthusiasts will swoon for this recipe-packed cookbook dedicated to one of life’s smallest joys.” —Ashley Macey, Brit + Co