Way better than a cupcake, sliders are delicious and fun—you can’t eat just one. They are the perfect bite that can be served as an appetizer, tapa, entrée, side, or midnight snack. Indulge in the awesome world of sliders and mini sandwiches through 75 omnivorous and vegetarian recipes, complete with homemade breads, buns, and sauces. These are that are more than just your usual mini burgers.
The ingredient and flavor combinations that can fit between two buns are limitless. The Slider Effect focuses on these amazing small bites, featuring the best recipes and 60 delicious photographs designed to turn you into a slider pro. The four main chapters focus on meat, poultry, seafood, and vegetarian sliders, and there is something for everyone. 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 Buttermilk Fried Chicken and Waffle Sliders, 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 ingredients like roasted beets, eggplant, polenta, and black beans. If you feel 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! Release Date: 6.28.16
“Jonathan has the keen ability to make all of our wildest bite-sized dreams come true. This book takes everyday comfort foods and makes them playfully delicious.” –Joy Wilson, author of Joy the Baker Cookbook and Joy the Baker Homemade Decadence
“I’m obsessed with sliders, and no one does sliders better than Jon—THE SLIDER EFFECT is chock-full of perfect hand-holdable bites!” –Stephanie Le, I am a Food Blog
“I used to think sliders were only mini hamburgers that were passed around at parties, but Jon Melendez has proved to the world that they can be so much more. He has given me the tools to eat more and more of my favorite mini food.” –Adrianna Adarme, author of The Year of Cozy: 125 Recipes, Crafts, and other Homemade Adventures
“After flipping through this book, all I can say is . . . SLIDERS? YES, PLEASE!!!!” –Paul Lowe, founder of Sweet Paul Magazine
“Hostesses and snack enthusiasts will swoon for this recipe-packed cookbook dedicated to one of life’s smallest joys.” —Ashley Macey, Brit + Co
LOS ANGELES PEEPS: I’m having an official Launch Party and book signing at the Hedley and Bennett Apron HQ! Talk about a dream come true! If you’re free and don’t have any plans 4th of July weekend (on Saturday July 2nd), you should definitely stop by and say hello! I’ll be there with complimentary wine from ClubW and beer to drink. There will also be cheese and crackers provided by Wisconsin Cheese and La Brea Bakery for you to nosh on. And of course a few sliders from the book! So come by and eat sliders and drink booze, even if it’s just for a little while, and help me celebrate the release of my first cookbook! After all, none of this would be possible if it weren’t for your continued support through the years. You deserve this party as much as I do. It’s going to be the best thing you do all summer, I promise!
There will be books available for sale, if you’re in need of a copy, or you can definitely bring your own copy if you’ve already preordered. The launch party is completely free to sign up so RSVP now: The Slider Effect Launch Party
SEATTLE FRIENDS: I’ll be in Seattle on Thursday June 30th doing an author talk, demo and book signing at the legendary Book Larder cookbook store! If you’re in Seattle and want to spend a couple hours with me and my book, you should definitely stop by. I’ll be cooking up my all-time favorite recipe from the cookbook, and talking about all things SLIDERS. It”ll be our very own pre 4th of July Slider Party! As a bonus treat, and a big thank you for coming, my friend and Seattle local, Lauren, is bringing some of her amazing Sweet Lo’s Ice Cream for us all to enjoy! You don’t want to miss it! RVSP NOW!
SAN FRANCISCO CATS: I’m very excited to share that I’ll be in your amazing city on July 16th at Williams-Sonoma Union Square! Just about the most awesome Williams-Sonoma ever made, if you ask me. The kitchen is out of this world (definite dream kitchen goals), and I’m very lucky to be doing a demo there, cooking up a couple of recipes from the book. Let’s take a moment to digest this because I still can’t believe it. If you see me, I give you permission to pinch me. Promise me you’ll stop by, eat a slider with me, and let me scribble in your book as a thank you for stopping by and supporting me. We’ll have lots of fun. I hope to see you there!
More events coming soon….