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On a Stick!

80 Party-Perfect Recipes

Matt Armendariz


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See for yourself why everything tastes better on a stick with these 80 recipes for skewered snacks, appetizers, and desserts that will be the hit of any party
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!

On a Stick! also includes tricks for using sticks and skewers like cocktail picks, sugarcane, and fresh rosemary, ideas for entertaining, plus quick and easy recipes for delicious homemade marinades, dips, and sauces.

Praise For On a Stick!: 80 Party-Perfect Recipes

“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).” —

“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

Quirk Books, 9781594744891, 184pp.

Publication Date: May 3, 2011

About 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, 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.