In fact, the best snacks can satisfy in a way meals cannot, because that is all they were put here to do. Forget your nutrition, your balance. Snacks just want to entertain you. They live in the moment. They are the id to the meal’s superego, a fling not a relationship. That doesn’t mean they don’t have soul, or that the experience isn’t deep while it lasts. It can be. At their finest, finger foods, fried tidbits, and filled dough are among the most delicious things you will ever eat.
As with any art, the practitioner improves by doing. If your snacking experiences have not been all they could be, you simply need to snack more widely, more voraciously. Or perhaps you have snacker’s block and are looking for new inspiration. In either case, the following suggestions are your prescription. They could be just what you need to hone your between-meal acumen or hoist you out of your rut. They are similar to snacks you already like, but sometimes even better. Try them. With a little time and dedication, anyone can be a snack artist.
— Devra First, Globe staff