Manifold Destiny

The One! The Only! Guide to Cooking on Your Car Engine!

Manifold Destiny

Giving new meaning to the term "fast food"

Rest-stop grade F meat patty? Nah. Nuggets of reconstituted poultry bits? Pass. Deep-fried fish discus? No, really, thanks all the same.

It's time to bid farewell to the roadside meal as you know it. Nearly twenty years ago, Chris Maynard and Bill Scheller opened the world's eyes to the beautym of car-engine gastronomy in the original Manifold Destiny. And now that another generation of both drivers and eaters has emerged, the cult classic is due for an overhaul. In this shiny, spanking-new edition, learn how to make s'mores in your Scion, poach fish in your Pontiac, even bust out a gourmet snack from under the hood of your Escalade.

With step-by-step diagrams, crowd-pleasing recipes, and thorough instructions, now you can turn your car into a kitchen without ever crossing any golden arches. Hilarious, bizarre, and ultimately (seriously!) useful, Manifold Destiny is and always will be an unparalleled original. So, slap a ham steak under the hood of your car, hit the gas, and drive until you reach delicious -- which is in approximately fifty miles, depending on traffic.
  • Simon & Schuster | 
  • 160 pages | 
  • ISBN 9781416596233 | 
  • November 2008
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About the Authors

Chris Maynard

Chris Maynard - founder of the YOYO School of Art, lives in Warren, R.I., across the street from a clam processing factory.  He is also the co-author of The Bad for You Cookbook, along with Bill Scheller.


Bill Scheller

Bill Scheller is an intrepid travel writer and journalist.  His byline has appeared in numerous publications, including National Geographic Traveler, Islands, National Geographic World, The Washington Post Magazine, The Christian Science Monitor, Yankee magazine, and This Old House.  He is the author of 33 books, including The Bad for You Cookbook, which he wrote with Chris Maynard, and is co-editor of the online travel magazine  He and his wife, Kay. live in northern Vermont.