This incredible cookbook, On A Stick, came out last week and I thought you, Food on a Stick Fans, should know about it. Sometimes you just want to make your own corndog, right? (Here’s how I make gluten-free, veggie corndogs if you can’t wait until you buy this amazing cookbook from Matt Armendariz.)
This cookbook, authored by Matt Armendariz, food photographer and creator of the blog MattBites, takes Food on a Stick to a new level. I had never considered using sugarcane as a stick and I can’t wait to try it. I also had never considered making ice cream sandwiches on a stick, let alone rolling them in crystallized ginger. If ever there was an appropriate time to use OMG on this blog, ice cream sandwiches rolled in crystallized ginger is it. OMG! But don’t go thinking this cookbook is making Food on a Stick all fancy-pants, it’s not. There are some food on a stick classics, like chocolate covered bananas. And they have been enhanced with a favorite of fair-food gourmands, bacon. There are also make-it-at-home recipes for some of the fair favorites you’ve read about right here on this blog!
I’m not sure what to call this genre of cookbook, except photo-driven. It reminds me of cookbooks like Grilled Cheese and Lara Ferroni’s Doughnuts, lots of really amazing photos but nicely balanced with recipes. This type of cookbook must leave the more traditional cookbooks, low on photos, lonely, as I don’t find myself using them nearly as often anymore. I sure do enjoy a good photo of whatever it is I am trying to make in the kitchen.