Pop culture foods

Popular culture can be defined as "a field that embraces not only the way we entertain ourselves and the products we consume but the whole fabric of contemporary behavior and belief" (Sonia Maasik and Jack Solomon ). Food is an important part of American pop culture.

The cereal lover's cookbook : fun, easy recipes for every occasion, made with your favorite ready-to-eat cereals
Lauren Chattman ; photography by Duane Winfield.
Hoboken, N.J. : John Wiley & Sons, c2006.
Everybody loves cereal. It doesn't matter if you're young or old. You probably have a box (or two or three) in the cupboard right now. Well, it's not just for breakfast anymore. Start thinking of cereal as your special secret ingredient!In The Cereal Lover's Cookbook, the great American staple comes out of the kitchen cabinet and goes into delicious recipes for everything from baked goods and snacks to salads, soups, and main dishes. There are more than fifty homestyle dishes to choose from, such as mustard-dill salmon fillets with a crispy corn flake crust, jam-filled muffins with a Grape Nuts® streusel topping, blueberry parfaits with layers of Fruit Loops®, and even meatloaf made with Wheaties®. All of your favorite cereals are here—Cap'n Crunch®, Cheerios®, Kix®, Special K, and more—adding crunch and pizzazz to recipes that are easy to make and hard to resist.The Cereal Lover's Cookbook is packed with practical information, such as how to store cereal and the best ways to crush it, plus all kinds of fascinating cereal lore, not to mention dozens of gorgeous color photos. The creative recipes also offer a great way to get kids to try their hand at cooking and to get picky young eaters to start eating different foods. After all, anything with cereal in it has to be good. This cookbook proves it!Lauren Chattman (Sag Harbor, NY) is the author of several cookbooks including Mom’s Big Book of Baking (1-55832-194-2), Icebox Pies (1-55832-213-2), and Icebox Desserts (1-55832-271-X). She has sold over 20,000 books during appearances on QVC. Chattman’s recipes have appeared in Food & Wine, Bon Appetit, the New York Times, Redbook, and Metropolitan Home, and she has developed over 500 recipes for The Cook’s Illustrated Complete Guide series. She is a graduate of the Professional Baking and Pastry Program at Peter Kump’s New York Cooking School.

Cereal isn't just for breakfast anymore. Ready-to-eat cereals are a great benefit to add textures, taste and nutrition to many recipes. Cooking with ready-to-eat cereals is a way to enjoy the goodness nutrition of grains. It can be used to:

  • Add extra crunch to baked goods by sprinkling cereal crumbs on breads, rolls and cookies
  • Extend meat dishes by adding it to the mixture or use as a crumb coating
  • Create sweet treats with easy to prepare pie crusts that are perfect for refrigerated pie fillings
Spam : the cookbook
Marguerite Patten.
London : Hamlyn, 2009.
This cookbook is retro, it's fun, and it's about lunchmeat. Packed with drawings and photos from the nostalgic to the wacky, and with 20 recipes that will redefine one's idea of the Spam meal, this scrapbook is full of anecdotes and merry memories. Full color.

The blend of chopped pork and ham, that is famous world wide, is a combination of Shoulder of Pork And haM. This canned luncheon meat is one of the most versatile foods around. You can:

  • Slice it and fry some in the frying pan next to your eggs
  • Dice it and thread it on skewers for kebabs, as it is firm and will not crumble
  • Mash it with some apple, celery and pepper for a quick and easy sandwich spread

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The Twinkies cookbook : an inventive and unexpected recipe collection from Hostess.
Berkeley, Calif. : Ten Speed Press, 2006.
The official Twinkies cookbook, with sweet and savory recipes from hard-core fans showcases the many ingenious ways to cook appetizers, main courses, desserts, and snacks with Twinkies.

Who can resist the sweet taste of the golden creme-filled sponge cake? They are great by themselves or you can use this popular snake cake to create easy, fun and tasty desserts. You can serve them:

  • Layered with your favorite fruit and whipped topping
  • Fried served with chocolate dipping sauce
  • Rolled up in a tortilla with chocolate sauce, fresh sliced strawberries and whipped topping to create a sweet burrito

Article by: St. Louis Public Library staff