COOKBOOKS, FOOD + DRINK | May 11, 2011

On A Stick! by Matt Armendariz | Book Preview

matt bites on a stick book cover

I love spending time in the cookbook section of the bookstore, ogling creative food styling and searching for dinner inspiration – but it takes some serious salivating to get me to actually purchase a cookbook to take home. I’ve often judged a cookbook by it’s photography, only to discover same-old recipes that fall flat on the plate and the palate.

Something tells me that won’t be the case with On A Stick!, the first book by Matt Armendariz of Matt Bites, a fave foodie blog of both Kim and I.

matt bites book panzanella salad on a stick

For some reason, food just seems to taste better when it’s on a stick (cake pops, anyone?). Matt’s book goes beyond popsicles and kebabs, skewering culinary classics like spaghetti and meatballs, mac and cheese, and fish and chips. Don’t worry, sweet tooths: the book isn’t without its share of desserts. Smores, chocolate-dipped waffles, caramel popcorn balls and plenty of others make an appearance.

matt bites book shrimp on a stick

matt bites book spaghetti on a stick

And, since food on a stick is just asking to be dipped and dunked in a sauce, the book includes recipes for a few of those too, as well as an overview of skewer suggestions. I, for one, can’t wait create to create an entire skewer-based meal: no cutlery required!

SOURCING:

+ For Americans: On A Stick! from $10.93 USD at Amazon.com [affiliate link]
+ For Canadians: On A Stick! from $13.68 CAD at Amazon.ca [affiliate link]
+ All photos by Matt Armendariz

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