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3.68 of 5 stars 3.68  ·  rating details  ·  37 ratings  ·  9 reviews

Giving new meaning to the term "fast food"

Rest-stop grade F meat patty? Nah. Nuggets of reconstituted poultry bits? Pass. Deep-fried fish discus? No, really, thanks all the same.

It's time to bid farewell to the roadside meal as you know it. Nearly twenty years ago, Chris Maynard and Bill Scheller opened the world's eyes to the beautym of car-engine gastronomy in the
ebook, 160 pages
Published November 18th 2008 by Simon & Schuster (first published 1989)
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Sep 09, 2007 Tracey rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: fans of oddball topics dealt with seriously
I've had Manifold Destiny : The One The Only Guide to Cooking on Your Car Engine by Chris Maynard & Bill Scheller for several years & find myself returning to its tongue-in-cheek attitude every once in a while.

As explained in the subtitle - they do indeed provide detailed information on how to cook on your car engine. Inspired by a desire to keep a pound of pastrami hot while on a trip from Montreal back to Boston, Chris and Bill decided to experiment with preparing meals while on the ro
Not likely to read this cover to cover, but it DID give me the courage to Car B Q 4 lbs of chicken wings under the hood of my Jeep last weekend.
FYI, it takes 200 miles to do this. Trip back from Owasipee camp with my boys provided the excuse/opportunity.
Worked nicely for a first try, too.
Wonder when I'll have the courage (and the itinerary) to try a pork roast? heh

These two northesterners wrote a fantastic book. The recipes are divided by U.S. regions, but I find the "western" recipes are a little off the mark. Where's the beef?? Still, the technique is excellent, and I'm excited for roadtripping!
Cook time in miles.... awesome and reminiscent of growing up taking car trips.
love the tongue-in-cheek, mildly sarcastic prose between the instructions and recipes. plotting road trips so i can try the concept out! the recipes are straight forward and seem decent, nothing revolutionary except the cooking method.
Jun 27, 2008 Deb rated it 2 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: foodies like me
The recipes are okay, but the info on where you can put things atop your car engine is invaluable. The book mentioned this as being the #1 question, so I'll share the answer: No, your food won't taste like oil or exhaust.
Plan to have baked 'salmon w lemons' when we visit Tahlequah in a couple weeks. Also identifying other road meals when we head to the coast in a month.... :)
The title fascinated me so I had to read it. Unique and witty, real recipes to cook while driving are presented.
Aug 17, 2012 Misfit marked it as will-never-read  ·  review of another edition
Erm, amazing what you can find in products tagged Amazon oddities on a slow work day :D
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