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From Barnes & NobleThe Barnes & Noble Review
Are you ready for a new ethnic cuisine? Well, how about Trailer Toast made with government cheese for starters, followed by RC Cola Salad or Ruby Ann Boxcar's Dirt Bag Pudding for dessert? You can wash it all down with Wanda's Wild Peanut Butter Chocolate Cookie Drink, served in a nice 60-ounce cup. We're talking trailer park food here, according to the gospel by Ruby Ann Boxcar.
"We trailer park women are good at three things: liquor, jackin' our hair to Jesus, and cookin'," states Ruby Ann. She and the other residents at the High Chaparral Trailer Park have won blue ribbons at the Arkansas state and county fairs with their cooking, but one warning comes with their recipes: Don't let the ingredients frighten you (and that includes Spam).
You can figure out the major food groups of trailer park life by the various chapters in Ruby Ann's Down Home Trailer Park Cookbook: Appetizers, Beverages, Breads, Candy, Cookies, Cake, Desserts, Main Dishes, and Pies. Yes, the Lord of Starch rules here. Low fat? Ruby Ann says, "The closest thing you'll find to low fat in a trailer park is a bowl of ice cream without any fudge sauce on it. " And the only thing in the "Low Fat" chapter is a photo of the thinnest woman in the trailer park.
If you're ready for dinner in the afternoon and supper in the evening; if you'd like to try Spamcakes and Syrup for breakfast or any other meal, then no question: This is the book for you. (Ginger Curwen)