On a Stick!: 80 Party-Perfect Recipes [NOOK Book]


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 ...
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On a Stick!: 80 Party-Perfect Recipes

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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
     •  s'mores
     •  antipasti
     •  bacon-wrapped shrimp
     •  fudge puppies
     •  fish and chips

...and more!

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!
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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
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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“Creative, comprehensive, and crammed with full-color photos, On a Stick!, by Matt Armendariz, is, frankly, the most awesome cookbook concept we’ve come across in a while (and maybe ever).” —Grandparents.com

“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.”—Publishers Weekly

“...a wildly inventive take on finger food.”—Bay Area News Group

On a Stick! is filled with surprising and exotic nibbles—kind of a mash-up of Asian street food and state fair fare.”—Katherine Miller, The Oregonian

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781594746994
  • Publisher: Quirk Publishing
  • Publication date: 12/17/2013
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 184
  • File size: 55 MB
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Meet the Author

Matt Armendariz is a man with a passion for good food and a wonderful life with a dash of irreverence, as evidenced by his entertaining food blog, mattbites.com. His work has been recognized by numerous shows and publications, including The New Yorker, Bon Appétit, House Beautiful, Epicurious, Serious Eats, and Everyday Food, and he’s even baked cookies with Martha Stewart. He lives in Los Angeles.
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Sticks & Skewers
Dips & Sauces
Savory Foods on a Stick
     Antipasti Skewers
     Bacon-Wrapped Shrimp with Honey Mustard Dipping Sauce
     Beef and Vegetable Kebabs
     Beef Skewers with Chimichurri
     Beef Teriyaki
     Bo La Lot
     Bratwursts with Sauerkraut Relish and Creamy Horseradish Dipping Sauce
     Breakfast Pancake Dogs with Maple Syrup
     Caprese Sticks
     Cheese Fondue
     Chicken and Waffles
     Chicken Satay with Peanut Dipping Sauce
     Chinese Five-Spice Skewers
     Chinese Meatballs with Sweet-and-Sour Chili Sauce
     Coconut Shrimp with Mango Salsa
     Corn Dogs
     Crispy Orange Beef Skewers
     Crudite Skewers with Latin green Goddess Dressing
     Dak Sanjuk
     Deep-Fried Mac ‘n’ Cheese
     Deep-Fried Ravioli with Marinara Sauce
     Fish and Chips
     Fish Balls with Tartar Sauce
     Fried Mozzarella with Marinara Sauce
     Fried Mushrooms with Roasted Onion Dip
     Fried Pickles with Ranch Dressing
     Ground Shrimp on Sugarcane
     Korean-Style BBQ Pork Belly Skewers
     Lamb Skewers with Mint Chutney
     Lamb Souvlaki with Cucumber Yogurt Sauce
     Molotes with Fresh Tomato Salsa
     Panzanella with Sherry Vinaigrette
     Pinchos de Gambas
     Pizza Skewers with Garlic Butter Dipping Sauce
     Potato Chips on a Stick with Spicy Ketchup
     Red Curry Shrimp and Pineapple Skewers
     Savory Tofu Dango
     Scotch Eggs
     Shrimp and Vegetable Tempura
     Son-in-Law Eggs with Tamarind Sauce
     Spaghetti and Meatballs
     Spam and Pineapple Skewers
     Spicy Cajun Skewers with Cilantro Yogurt Dipping Sauce
     Tofu Tod with Sweet Chili Sauce
     Tornado Potato Sticks
Sweet Foods on a Stick
     Berries ‘n’ Buttermilk Smoothie Ice Cream Pops
     Cake Pops Dipped in Chocolate and Toppings
     Candy Apples
     Caramel Apples Rolled in Chopped Nuts
     Caramel Popcorn Balls
     Chocolate-Covered Cheesecake
     Chocolate Fondue
     Chocolate-Tipped Peppermint Sticks
     Cinnamon Rolls with Creamy Vanilla Frosting
     Cocktail Cubes
     Decorated Sugar Cookies with Decorating Icing
     Deep-Fried Candy Bars
     Doughnut Holes with Sugar Glaze and Toppings
     Fresh Mango and Chili Powder with Lime
     Frozen Bananas Dipped in Chocolate
     Frozen Elvis
     Fruit Salad Skewers with Sweet and Fluffy Dipping Sauce
     Fudge Pops
     Fudge Puppies Dipped in Chocolate and Toppings
     Grilled Fruit Skewers with Honey-Mint Syrup
     Homemade Marshmallows
     Ice Cream Sandwiches
     Margarita Jell-O Shots
     Mojito Melon Fruit Skewers with Mojito Mix
     Pineapple Funnels
     Red and White Sangria Pops
     Strawberry Shortcake with Homemade Whipped Cream
     Sweet-and-Sour Lollies
     Sweet Tofu Dango with Sesame Sugar and Sweet Soy Sauce
Ingredient Index
Conversion Chart
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  • Posted July 21, 2011

    Fun on a stick!

    Everyone knows that if you put anything on a stick it's just so much more fun to eat! On a Stick! is filled with eighty fun finger-food ideas. In On a Stick!, the author first goes over the different types of sticks and skewers you can use and then presents different possibilities for dips, to make your food on a stick extra tasty!

    Foods that come on a stick are convenient and easier to eat in many ways, since they provide their own silverware (handle?). The stick also provides a way to keep your hands clean while eating sticky, gooey treats like caramel apples or popcorn balls. Plus, there will be easier clean up for the hosts! On a Stick! has a wonderful range of ideas from the healthy to the decadent, including many regional foods, like Fried Tofu Triangles or Tornado Potatoes from the County Fair.

    There is a section for Savory Foods on a Stick and another for Sweet Foods on a Stick. In the former, there are recipes for delicious, savory appetizers, like olives stuffed with nuts and cheese and skewered on cocktail picks, as well as many main dish recommendations. How about deep-fried ravioli or vegetable & shrimp tempura on a stick? Yes, please! I think the recipe that wins as the most innovative in the book was the Spaghetti and Meatballs on a stick -- very fun!

    Cookies, candy bars, cinnamon rolls, s'mores and chocolate dipped cheesecake are a few of the scrumptious delights you'll find in the Sweets on a Stick area. I love the bright and colorful Fruit Salad on a Stick, sprinkled with coconut and paired with a Sweet and Fluffy dipping sauce, while my daughter's favorite was the simple-yet-stunning Strawberry Shortcake. If you want a cookbook with tons of ideas for "party-perfect" food, On a Stick! is the way to go!

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  • Posted June 23, 2011

    Highly Recommended- Check it Out!

    This book is So Fun! I love a cookbook that has a picture for EVERY RECIPE! The photographs are beautiful! I can't wait to give some of these recipes a try- Chicken and Waffles on a stick---Margarita Jello shots on a stick!! --that just sounds like a party!

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    Posted May 27, 2011

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