Style & Culture


Sun Nov 24 2013 20:48:06 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Manifold Destiny a cookbook guide to cooking on your car engine. First published 1989. on the subject of cooking on the surface of a car engine.

A website collection of recipes for cooking on your car can be found:

It was written by Chris Maynard and Bill Scheller, a photographer and a travel writer who were also accomplished rally drivers. Though neither edition remained in print for very long, the book is considered something of a cult classic in the American culinary scene due to its unusual subject matter, combining local specialties ("ready-boughts") with recipes designed with various regional and ethnic inspirations in mind, as well as evaluations of representative cars available at the time of their suitability as cooking equipment. A measure of its cult status can be found on, where a search revealed that used copies of the book sold for four to ten times the cover price of the book.

This book is often cited as the primary reference on the subject of car engine cooking.

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Racing Sam

Sun Nov 24 2013 22:06:39 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

This is hilarious. Normally I'd say "don't do this at home," but under the circumstances why not!

Stuart Hamm

Tue Nov 26 2013 14:33:45 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

This is great for people who are always running late. Just cook your dish on the way over. I'm all for timesavers.