Mini-Mart a la Carte: Tasty Recipes for the Convenience Store Connoisseur

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Chronicle Books, Mar 3, 2005 - Cooking - 108 pages
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Anyone can savor the flavor of convenience with Mini-Mart la Carte, a hilarious guide to simple and scrumptious cooking using just those ingredients found on the shelves of the corner store. Victoria Traig, co-author of Judaikitsch, and her intrepid, taste-testing boyfriend, have scoured their local stop-and-shop, crafting culinary delights from the treasures found there. Canned meat to squeezable cheese, relish packets to frozen slushees, the ingredients in these tantalizing recipes amount to much, much more than just the sum of their parts. With tasty recipes for delectable appetizers like Sardines Rockefeller and Notzoh Ball Soup, hearty entrees like SPAM Wellington and Fish Sticks Amandine, and sweet finishes like Banana Nicole Smith and Twinkie Surprise, guests will be lowering their brow, but not their wow. So, forget the Zone, cancel the trip to South Beach, and chow down on some real food, mini-mart style.

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In a book that could make even the most daring foodies cringe, Rouser and Traig (co-author of Judaikitsch) provide more than 50 recipes for readers who wish to craft a meal out of items from the local ... Read full review

About the author (2005)

Christopher Rouser grew up in Texas, the mini-mart capital of the world. When he's not experimenting with a block of SPAM and a jar of Cheez-Whiz, he can be found behind his guitar, in Portland, Oregon, where he is a musician (read: waiter) and father to his dog, Bodhi.

Victoria Traig holds (useless) degrees from UCLA and the Oregon College of Art & Craft, and is self-taught in the art of convenience cuisine. When she's not casing 7-Eleven stores, she can be found making ceramics (read: waiting tables) in Portland, Oregon.

Kate Kunath is a freelance photographer based in San Francisco. Her interest in mini-mart cuisine blossomed while traveling the world photographing a report for the International Canned Foods Council (ICFC).

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