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On a Stick!by Matt Armendariz
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An incredible collection of recipes just for avocado lovers
If you love avocados, but don't know what to do with them other than serve them with tortilla chips, this is the perfect cookbook for you. With its buttery texture and subtle flavor, the avocado pairs well with meat and seafood, makes a great topping for burgers and salads, and adds a wonderful creaminess to dips, sauces, and even desserts. Absolutely Avocados presents delightfully delicious new ways to use avocados in breakfasts, lunches, salads, snacks, and plenty of the ways you haven't even imagined.
But this is more than just a book of avocado recipes; it's also the first cookbook from renowned blogger Gaby Dalkin. Displaying her fresh and simple cooking styleand#8212;a mix of California casual with a healthy dose of Southwestern flairand#8212;Gaby's recipes are ideal for anyone who loves avocados or just scrumptious meals.
If you love avocados and fresh, delicious meals, this is the ideal cookbook for you. Absolutely Avocados serves up a wide range of recipes that get the most of out of this popular, but under-used food.
"Food blogger and professional photographer Armendiaz's impressive collection of stick-mounted recipes is enough to keep county fair vendors in business for at least another decade. From expected artery-cloggers like deep-fried candy bars and corn dogs to the unexpected, like deep-fried mac "n" cheese, cheesecake slices, and most impressive of all-spaghetti and meatballs, Armendiaz keeps the tone light and playful as he guides readers through the usually simple process of creating skewered delicacies. Buoyed by impressive photos, he makes the case for Cake Pops as well as inventive, tasty fare like Chicken and Waffles, in which seasoned, boneless chicken tenders are dipped in waffle batter, then fried, and a ground shrimp pattie skewered with a sugarcane stick and grilled. Traditionalists may scoff at the idea of mini pizzas, donut holes, sugar cookies, and cinnamon rolls getting a skewering, but readers who want to bring the fair home with them or liven up their next get-together will find plenty of inspiration here. "
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The only avocado cookbook ever from a major publisher, with 80 bold and delicious recipes using the beloved superfood.
Why do the world’s most delicious foods taste even better served on a stick? Author and photographer Matt Armendariz answers the question with dozens of delightful recipes for party food, street-cart food, junk food, and more. From elegant hors d’oeuvres to humble everyday fare, it’s all here:
• deep-fried mac 'n' cheese
• bacon-wrapped shrimp
• fudge puppies
• fish and chips
Plus tricks for using sticks and skewers like cocktail picks, sugarcane, and fresh rosemary, ideas for entertaining, and quick and easy recipes for delicious homemade marinades, dips, and sauces. See for yourself why everything tastes better On a Stick!
Why do the world’s most delicious foods—from grilled meats and vegetables to deep-fried pickles and corndogs—taste even better served on a stick?
This beautifully photographed cookbook answers the question with dozens of quick and easy recipes for party food, street-fair food, junk food, and more. From high-end hors d’oeuvres to humble street-cart meals, it’s all here: pizza skewers, beef teriyaki sticks, deep-fried mac ’n’ cheese, fudge puppies, cake pops, and more.
Arriving just in time for summer, On a Stick! is loaded with color photography, fun entertaining ideas,
and fascinating historical trivia. There are even recipes for preparing delicious marinades, dips, and sauces. See for yourself why everything tastes better On a Stick!
About the Author
Matt Armendariz is a man obsessed with food, drink, and everything in between, as evidenced by his entertaining food blog, mattbites.com. He lives in Los Angeles.
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