Eat Street: The ManBQue Guide to Making Street Food at Home

John Carruthers, Jesse Valenciana, and John Scholl. Running Press, $23 (328p) ISBN 978-0-7624-5869-1
Lest there be any worry that the street food scene is lacking in machismo, enter these three gents from Chicago who refer to themselves, in the collective, as ManBQue. With a clear affinity for pork products and a vocabulary rich in four-letter words, the guys toss out their take on 200 different recipes from around the world. One section discusses six types of fries and six dipping sauces; another considers a dozen different hot dogs, including a Chicago-style dog, a Norwegian fransk dog, and a Columbian that is topped with crushed pineapple and quail eggs. Pineapple also shows up in the Hawaiian empanada (not to be confused with the ’merica empanada, which has apples and peanut butter). Bacon is in abundance, starring in a classic English bacon butty as well as a worrisome dessert, bacon s’mores. The ManBQue credo is “meat, beer, rock and roll,” so each recipe is paired with a brew. There are no explanations for the pairings, but just go with it. Then rock out to a section titled “Kick Out the Jams,” where the authors offer a playlist of tunes for any dining dilemma in which a bro might find himself. (Apr.)
Reviewed on: 04/04/2016
Release date: 04/01/2016
Genre: Nonfiction
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