Matt Armendariz’s “On a Stick” Cookbook Giveaway, 3 Winners!

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The ever so talented Matt Armendariz’s new cookbook, “On a Stick” is so much fun. I had the pleasure of spending some time in New Orleans with Matt and some other blogging friends a few weeks ago, what a treat that was! He is as personable and sweet as he is talented.

There’s something about eating food on a stick that just makes everything better right? It reminds me of being at the state fair with my sister eating whatever we could get our hands on that was on a stick 🙂    Three lucky Picky Palate readers will win Matt’s new book. Be sure to check it out on!

You must also go check out Matt’s blog, “Matt Bites.” He is one of the most talented photographers and his recipes are gorgeous and completely drool worthy. Can not begin to say how excited I am to be working with Matt on my cookbook photography this summer. How lucky am I?

Here are some gorgeous photos from Matt’s Book courtesy of Quirk Books.

Here’s How To Enter:

1. Tell us in a comment here:  What is your favorite food to eat on a stick?

2. For extra entries, Follow Picky Palate on Twitter, RSS Feed and Like us on Facebook. Leave 3 separate comments for this.

3. Contest ends Saturday June 25th 10pm PST ….Winners will be chosen by, be notified by email, and will have 48 hours to respond or another winner will be chosen. Giveaway provided by Quirk Books.


Good Luck!

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661 Responses
  1. Lisa

    I like to eat lots of things off of sticks, especially when the have been dipped in fondue cheese…yum

  2. Bryansgyrl

    I would love to win this for my boss, he makes the best on-a-stick foods! My favorite is bacon wrapped shrimp.

  3. Bootybella

    Food on a stick is such a great concept!! Although I make alot of finger foood when entertaining, my ultimate thing to put on a stick nowadays is cake balls!!! Even cookie dough balls, dipping them in chocolate and freezing!! Yummie!!!
    Thanks so much for the chance to win!

  4. Kabobs, of course. Or maybe popsicles. Hmm, or maybe cake pops. And I do like corn dogs. Or what about….

    Yeah, I just really like stick foods. I’m kicking myself for not getting one of the early copies Quirk was giving away for reviews. πŸ™



  6. My favorite thing to eat on a stick is ice cream – fudge pops with a smear of peanut butter on it, or the Chocolate Eclair bars from the ice cream truck.

  7. Beth C.

    I love anything on a stick: corn dogs, fruit kabobs, cheese sticks, grilled meat and veggies…et al.

  8. Colleen

    Do ice cream bars count? πŸ™‚ I love fruit kabobs on a stick, and even a good corn dog on occasion!

  9. my very favorite thing to eat on a stick is corndogs. they’re just the best. and yes that’s on his cover but that’s because they are the epitome of food on a stick. heck there is even a fast food chain with “on a stick” in it’s name because of the ever beautiful corndog. it doesn’t get much better.

  10. Diane

    We love to grill and you can basically put anything on a stick and grill it, so delicious! I love the Disneyland corn dogs sold at the little red cart. At home, we do shrimp kabobs

  11. Suzanne

    Corndogs and ice cream bars (those new Magnum bars are insane!). Yummy! Thanks for the great giveaway!

  12. Kristen

    I love corn dogs from the fair, but everything from your post looks YUMMY! I’d love Matt’s book to explore more “on a stick”!!!

  13. Pat

    My favorite stick food is a corn dog- takes me back to visiting Disneyland with my aunt when I was a child!

  14. alexis

    Our local fair always has cheesecake on a stick….its amazingly tasty, easy to eat, and just plain awesome to walk around with! :o)

  15. Pat

    My favorite stick food is definitely a corn dog- takes me back to visiting Disneyland with my aunt when I was a child!

  16. emily willingham

    My favorite food-on-a-stick would have to be corndogs. please enter me in the book give-away, thanks!

  17. mlb

    ANY food on a stick is awesome in my book? Love the portability, the fun and the ease of it. Caprese salad is a favorite.

  18. Tara

    Our friends made us the most fabulous kabobs last summer with pearl onions. Why I never tried those before I don’t know, but I am addicted to them now!!!

  19. Carrie

    Shish kabobs with teriyaki marinated beef, pineapple, mushrooms, peppers, onions are tops but I also can’t turn down a hand dipped corn dog.

  20. My favorite food to eat on a stick is a cherry Popsicle. A close runner up would be a corn dog (home made). Thanks for a chance to win. ~Ann

  21. My endulge in chicken on a stick when I am feeling frisky. I prefer to have pickles and onions on the stick with that battered chick chick. I discussed his cookbook on my blog in regards to the spaghetti on a stick…very very cute idea!

  22. Kerry

    Quite honestly, I’m a sucker for ANYTHING that is on a stick (presentation IS everything right?), but if I had to choose just one thing I would probably choose a good old corn dog. It just always makes you feel like a kid!

  23. VAL

    Antipasta kabobs…… cheese tortellini, artichoke hearts, grape tomatoes, salami and/or pepperoni marintaed in an Italian dsg!
    great appetizer they disappear quickly

  24. Lisa

    I can believe I hadn’t already liked you on Facebook! Shame on me! That problem is now remedied. =)

  25. Lisa

    My fav food on a stick would have to be a campfire marshmallow! But I have a funny feeling I will have a new favorite food on a stick once I get Matt’s book! =)

  26. Now I’m really hungry for a corn dog! But my favorite food to eat on a stick is chicken skewers dip (and doubled dipped) in peanut sauce! Thanks for introducing us to Matt Bites – what an awesome blog!

  27. Nicole

    What a fun idea for a book! There are so many wonderful things to eat on a stick, but there’s nothing quite as refreshing as a fresh fruit kabob.

  28. Last summer I bought a BUNCH of kebob sticks for grilling up goodies and then never did it. I desperately need yummy and creative recipes so I can give them a try this summer!

    I love anything on a stick. Scallops, veggies, chicken….yum.

  29. Rebecca

    I’m all about kebabs this summer, but I think my all-time favorite stick food is the caramel apple. Reminds me of going to the fair in October, right around my birthday. We’d ride all the rides, then pick up a caramel apple on our way home. My brother and I would gobble up our own ginormous apple covered in caramel in the car. Yum yum!

  30. Nikki C.

    Cake balls on a stick! (cake pops)
    The ones from Starbucks are my favorite when I’m having a sweet tooth and on the run!

  31. Stacey W.

    Picking a favorite food on a stick is hard but I love corn dogs . . . I know not very gourmet but I love ’em!

  32. Stacey W.

    Wow, picking a favorite food on a stick is hard but I love corn dogs . . . I know not very gourmet but I love ’em!

  33. Keri D

    My favorite food on a stick would have to be corndogs hands down. I never had one until I was in my mid twenties, and I definitely missed out! So simple, but so good. I make them at home now from scratch almost weekly!

  34. bellasmami

    My new obsession on a stick… Cake pops! Yummy! I also love grilled kabobs, stuffed jalapeΓ±os, fruit on a stick drizzled with honey, and of course icecream!

  35. Heather Hampton

    I absolutely love corn dogs, or some call them pronto pups. I think its because of the sweet corn batter. It reminds me of some southern honey cornbread! I probably could change it up with a smoked sausage, or just do cornbread on a stick! I’m getting hungry just writing about it!

  36. Carissa

    Corn dogs! Lol! It’s so sad because I steal bites of my kids’ lunches all the time if it’s corndogs.

  37. sharilyn

    bacon wrapped chicken pieces smothered in bbq sauce… skewered on sticks with peppers, onions, and pineapple, grilled to perfection… yum – makes my knees weak πŸ˜‰

  38. Amanda

    I have a hilarious story of when I was a teen telling the Chinese food restaurant that I wanted meat on a stick, but I don’t know what it’s called…he said it’s called MEAT ON STICK, WHAT KIND CHICKEN BEEF?! LOL! I love meat on stick beef from the Chinese food restaurant!! or AKA Teryaki Beef =)

  39. Natasha

    You gotta go with what first comes to mind: perfectly roasted marshmallows, eaten off the stick (ok, ok, or smooshed with some chocolate between a couple of graham crackers…). The Iowa State Fair has an enormous list of foods you can buy on sticks. It’s great!

  40. Amberly

    My favorite food on a stick would have to be a chocolate covered frozen banana or anything deep fried at the fair. Sounds gross, I know…

  41. Michelle Aguilar

    my most favorite food to eat on a stick is: a screwer with strawberries, and strawberry marshmellows dipped in chocolate with sprinkles. yum!

  42. MaryLee

    I love when my husband makes shish-kebabs on the grill with steak, chicken, pineapple, cherry tomatoes, peppers & onions.

  43. Days

    Cotton candy. Does that count? Much better fresh on a paper stick at the fair than balled up in those to-go bags.

  44. I’ve been lucky enough to find a place back home at festivals that made deep fried bacon wrapped cheese curds made with only locally made fresh cheese curd. Given eating them stick-free was never an issue either but at festivals the addition of bacon and a stick made for instant love.

  45. AnnaMaria C

    Foot Long Corn Dog (annual Canadian National Exhibition), Rocket Popsicles, Souvelaki, Spedini (Italian Meat Sticks), Cake Balls …you name it!

    I follow (religiously) on Facebook!

  46. Amy

    I absolutely love kabob’s in the summer. They are truly the “classic” on a stick food. They have to be seasoned just right and be accompanied by grape tomatoes, mushrooms, and peppers. YUM!

  47. dana

    Corndogs at the fair are definitely my favorite with kabobs being a close 2nd! Would love to win the cookbook, thanks for the giveaway!

  48. Tracy

    I am in love with corn dogs from Pete’s Fish and Chips here in Mesa!!!! Best food on a stick! πŸ™‚

  49. Christy

    There’s a chocolate shop that has 3 marshmallows on a stick, each one covered in caramel, and then covered in milk chocolate. Favorite!

  50. Cathy Meder-Dempsey

    I follow Picky Palate on FB. Current favorite food on a stick is spicy shrimp/scampi with blanched mange-tout that can be dipped in gaucamole.

  51. Lisa Swaim

    I think my favorite thing to eat on a stick is something that I loved from my childhood. My grandmother would cut up a pineapple into 4 sections and serve it with maraschino cherries. To this day, it is a staple at family gatherings. And I love the memories that it brings back from gatherings of long ago.

  52. Claudia

    The Pronto Pups at the Minnesota State Fair! They taste better than any other corndog at any other time of year….yum!

  53. Allison

    The corndogs at the Texas State Fair – but if I’m going to make it myself, I love to grill veggie kebabs!

  54. Susie Q

    Shrimp, roasted veggies,steak,fruit kebobs! Love it all! Thank you for the giveaway, and have a great weekend!

  55. Greg

    Here in Germany the Turkish vendors make an awesome ckicken kabob. It’s great walking food while taking in the sites. FYI I follow you on Facebook.

  56. Allison

    Corn dogs. But only with thick homemade cornbread wrapped around a chicken hot dog. Mmm.. And dipped in lots of mustard and ketchup.

  57. Kathy

    I love the shish-kebabs because it makes dinner and entertaining so easy and yummy. I also like the Hostess snowballs that Cher served on a stick in “Mermaids”.

  58. Berdine

    I love Ka-bobs. With a very picky husband and a vegetarian sister, ka-bobs are a great way to lay out bowls of lots of options and everyone can customize their dinner on a stick to be exactly what they want!

  59. Yay giveaways! So, this is not at all sophisticated, but my absolute favorite food to eat on a stick? Campfire-roasted s’mores. Serious yum right there. Extra points for when the chocolate marshmallow goo gets all over your hands and face.

  60. Oh My Gosh! Do I have to pick just one? I love Corn dogs. I love to make cookies on a stick (lollipop cookies), and can’t forget…deep fried pickles on a stick! Yummy! I would love this book! Putting food on a stick somehow magically allows my daughter to try new foods-so fun!

  61. do I just have to pick one favorite food on a stick???? I guess I have to go with the nostalgia of the State Fair Fletcher’s Jalapeno & Cheese Corny Dog πŸ™‚ YUM YUM YUM

  62. Favorite food on a stick? I’m going to say ice cream bars. Plain vanilla with the hard chocolate coating. Or the good humor chocolate eclair bars. Yum!

  63. Emily Law

    fav food on a stick. cake balls. so easy to make and eat. can be used for any type of gathering.

  64. Annie

    I LOVE Snickers bars that are battered, fried,then dusted with powdered sugar, and are on a stick! It is a delicious, once a year treat for me!

  65. I love kabobs. My husband even surprised me last night by making them for dinner while I was getting my hair cut. Veggies and meat grilled… yum!