Big Dip Energy

88 Parties in a Bowl for Snacking, Dinner, Dessert, and Beyond!

by Alyse Whitney

On Sale: 04/16/2024

Big Dip Energy

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Big Dip Energy

88 Parties in a Bowl for Snacking, Dinner, Dessert, and Beyond!

by Alyse Whitney

On Sale: 04/16/2024


About the Book

Alyse Whitney has been a Dip Queen for decades, making the writer, editor, Cosmopolitan food columnist, and TV host the perfect diplomat for this first-of-its-kind cookbook. Big Dip Energyoffers endless fun and easy ways to both entertain and enjoy solo with creative dips and dippers.

Dip is the world’s universal love language, and dipficionada Alyse is here to teach you how to be fluent in Big Dip Energy. In this personality-filled, outrageously fun book, she shares her MVDs (most valuable dips and dippers), tips for dipceptively easy entertaining, and styling inspiration for the best #DipPics. Dip can turn any moment into a party, and helps turn strangers into friends as they gather ’round the bowl and dip into her twists on classics and innovative transformations of popular dishes to dips.

There’s a diptionary to help break down the basics, and suggested modipfications offer alternatives to satisfy vegans, vegetarians, and gluten-free dip fanatics. Plus, almost every recipe in the book is a one-pan wonder and takes less than 45 minutes from start to finish, including:

  • Caesar Salad Dip, with romaine lettuce in the dip and as the dipper
  • Death Breath Dip, a slow-roasted allium dip in mint condition
  • Crab Rangoon Dip, with Rainbow Dumpling Chips or Wonton Lil’ Scoopz
  • This Dip Is Bananas, a combination of banana bread, banana pudding, and bananas foster with an innovative dipssert technique
  • Chopped Cheese(burger) Queso, a loaded cheesy dip inspired by the NYC bodega-favorite sandwich—complete with Hoagie Toasts!
  • Drive-Thru Taco 7-Layer Dip, an homage to Alyse’s love of Taco Bell
  • Saag Paneer Artichoke Dip, filled with warm spices and perfectly paired with crispy paneer “dipsticks”
  • Pizza Your Way Dip in a Garlic Knot Wreath, with white and red sauce versions
  • And much more! 

Leave the party planning up to Big Dip Energy and get inspired to dip into the world of the undipfeated champion of party food.

Critical Praise

A Best Cookbook of Spring 2024 “As you might expect from a book called Big Dip Energy, there’s a playful vibe here. The colors are saturated, the names are sometimes corny, and the puns are shameless. But if you can say “In Queso Emergency” with a straight face, you’ll find dips full of flavor and punch that take their inspiration from just about everywhere. . . . Big Dip Energy will make you the life of the party. Even if your party is a dinner for one.” — Eater

“For any mom that loves to host or is looking for the perfect dip to bring to a party, there is no better gift than Alyse Whitney’s new cookbook, Big Dip Energy: 88 Parties in a Bowl for Snacking, Dinner, Dessert, and Beyond! It is filled with so many fun and delicious recipes.” — Angelo Sosa, Food & Wine

“Book club this, book club that—what about a cookbook club? It’s what it sounds like: Everyone makes a different dish from the same cookbook, then gathers to eat and discuss. . . . I suggest starting with Glamour contributor Alyse Whitney’s Big Dip Energy. Her dip recipes—or, as she calls them, ‘88 parties in a bowl’—are perfect for entertaining and easily modified for all dietary requirements, from her saag paneer artichoke dip to the multiple riffs on queso.” — Glamour

“If you’re entertaining more in 2024 but don’t want to be a slave to the kitchen when your guests are having fun, take a page out of Alyse Whitney’s fun new cookbook that’s all about party-ready dips. These recipes will flip how you think about dips, with recipes for every occasion, including pizza dip, black-and-white-sesame cookie dip, and Caesar salad dip.” — The Quality Edit


Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780063320499
  • ISBN 10: 0063320495
  • Imprint: William Morrow Cookbooks
  • On Sale: 04/16/2024
  • Pages: 272
  • List Price:36.99 CAD
  • BISAC1 : COOKING / Courses & Dishes / Appetizers
  • BISAC2 : COOKING / Methods / Quick & Easy
  • BISAC3 : COOKING / Entertaining
  • BISAC4 : COOKING / Comfort Food

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