JAILHOUSE COOKBOOK: A Prisoner's Recipe Bible
Chef Artie Cuisine's Jailhouse Cookbook: A Prisoner's Recipe
Bible, is a deliciously entertaining, biographical jailhouse
cooking saga, a vivid portrayal of an incarcerated NYC chef's
culinary life. Rudely eloquent and irreverent it's a quirky journey
of physical and emotional survival. Chef Artie paid his debt to
society cooking all the way A 268 page no-holds-barred tell-all
about a stubborn, plucky, resolute chef's passion to cook and eat
well while serving time. This lighthearted insight into New York
prison life is part story, manual, food survival handbook, humor
110 hard-to-believe-can-be-cooked-in-prison gourmet recipes with
detailed instructions, developed for a demanding inmate clientele
of high flying embezzlers, drug czars, extortionists "etc." Cook
these recipes at home, in school dorms, RVs, on camping trips, and
IN JAIL, any place without a proper kitchen.
Devising banquets in prison dorms was his recreation, his
currency, his safety net, and his challenge. Artie's survival
mantra "No oven? No stove? No problem " strengthened his resolve to
eat well in prison - even in the 'Box'. Cooking was a daily dare.
Self preservation = gang protection in exchange for dinner on the
Years in the trenches of NY's finest restaurant kitchens
prepared him for this. He proudly followed the Marine credo:
'Improvise, Adapt, Overcome'. "Sure in winter you can put sodas out
on the window sill, but baking 3-layer cakes and fresh pizzas in an
oven-less prison dorm Passing Artie's dorm astounded inmates saw
fresh pasta hanging to dry, a white sheet thrown over a locker as a
dining table, a centerpiece of cell-made garlic breadsticks, and
bowls of mouthwatering food.
Inmates wanting to pick up kitchen skills and eat well pitched
in with food or labor. This is 'Cooking 101'. Mastering Artie's
techniques could set you on a career path for an outside job in a
restaurant kitchen. Recession proof skills to have - Everybody
Find recipes for foods you crave in: Breakfast Items; Soups
& Entrees; Taste of Spain; Asian Corner; Little Italy; Some
Sauces & A Few Extras; Desserts & Sweet Things; and an
unexpected Holiday Menu chapter with sumptuous dishes for a prison
Thanksgiving, Easter and Christmas: Pineapple-Glazed Baked Ham; BBQ
Fried Chicken; Roast Garlic Whipped Potatoes; Candied Yams;
Caramelized Onion & Corn Stuffing; Apple Orange Cranberry
Sauce; Cookie Crusted Pumpkin Pie; and more.
Chef Artie reveals how to navigate the prison system with:
Equipment to Make Your Cooking Life Easier; Food Items Sold at My
Commissary; Food and Utensils My Facilities Allowed Sent in From
Outside; and Typical Foods I Requested From Home. There's a
Glossary, and Weights and Measures tips - a 16 oz bean can speaks
So hold onto your toque, grab your apron, and take a wild ride
with Chef Artie as he weaves his magic in Jailhouse Cookbook: The
Prisoner's Recipe Bible.
Chef Artie lives in Europe, cooking, eating, writing and jogging
on the beach with his dog. He is a restaurateur, TV chef and
consultant. He is also author of A 19 YEAR RUN: NYC Skateboard Kid
to Party Animal - Hotshot Chef - Elite Drug Dealer, and "Guest of
The State "
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