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Old 05-04-2006, 10:58 AM   #1
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How many of you have cooked food enroute on your exhaust manifold?

My Dad wrapped vegeatables etc in TIN foil, put it on or near the exhaust manifold and by the time we got 1/2 way to Duluth, dinner would be ready. (I think that was in 1949) Almost everyone thought we were nuts.

Just another Irish crockpot.
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Old 05-04-2006, 10:58 AM   #2
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How many of you have cooked food enroute on your exhaust manifold?

My Dad wrapped vegeatables etc in TIN foil, put it on or near the exhaust manifold and by the time we got 1/2 way to Duluth, dinner would be ready. (I think that was in 1949) Almost everyone thought we were nuts.

Just another Irish crockpot.
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Old 05-04-2006, 01:57 PM   #3
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Try and get your hands on this out of print book, "Manifold Destiny: The One! The Only! Guide to Cooking on Your Car Engine!"
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Old 05-04-2006, 03:53 PM   #4
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I used to do meatloaf on the way to go fishing and eat it when we got there. scotty.
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Old 05-04-2006, 04:30 PM   #5
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I used to do this when I took the kids camping. Got it from a book called, "Roughing it Easy".
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">...Got it from a book called, "Roughing it Easy"... </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

You're the only other person I know who has even heard of that book! We got it (along with "Roughing it Easy 2") back when we started tent camping. I've gotten a lot of good recipes from both of them. My kids still talk about how I "bake" biscuits on the stovetop in the Dutch oven (which was turned into a homeschool lesson on Science and History ) and the cake with the "sugar crust" topping that I baked still amazes them to this day.
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Old 05-10-2006, 01:24 PM   #9
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Wow, that brings back memories. With a class A we don't need to do that any more but in the "pre RV" traveling days we'd never leave home without aluminum foil. The biggest problem was controlling the heat. You can make sheet metal/wire mesh trays next to the exhaust manifolds if you want to do some serious cooking but the intake manifold isn't too bad, depending upon your engine configuration. Our 350 Suburban was more of a "warming engine" that a "cooker" (you need a 454 for that )but we'd always shove leftover pizza, ham and cheese sandwiches, fried chicken, etc on it.

You have to determine how long it'll take, then pull over on an on-ramp, pop the hood, and insert your foil packs early enough to let it get warm in time for lunch. You need to do it quick or else people stop and ask if you've broken down and it's hard to explain what you're really doing. We only lost one foil pack with all the times we did this so if you find a pack of duck pizza on US-101 in the California redwoods, it's mine.

We did have one situation once. While driving down from Mount Evans (14,260') we came upon a herd of bighorn sheep standing in the narrow road. Once we got to them they turned and surrounded us. We tried to crawl along at 3 MPH to shake them loose but we were surrounded and they wouldn't let us go. I looked in the left mirror and there were three of them. I looked in the right mirror - same thing. I looked in the rear view mirror and saw half a dozen. And of course, the four in front of me weren't moving out of the way either. Eventually I managed to break free. 15 minutes later we pulled over at Echo Lake (11,000') for our manifold meal and then it hit me why we had our little "escort". They could smell the Mountain Pies under the hood which were nice and warm.

We've a few nice memories from our manifold meals and it sure beats a cold sandwich for lunch.
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Tried that a couple of times long ago. Now with a turbodiesel it's not much of an option (turbo gets over 1000 deg's)
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Manifold cooking reminds me when we used to buy pasties at various bakeries an restaurants in the U.P. of Mich. Pasties are like a kind of meat pie made with carrotts rutabagas beef spices, very tasty. Originally tthey were homemade, and were the miners lunch. Anyway we would buy them and put them on the engine and by the time we were halfway home we would be having our delicious hot lunch. Just writing about them makes me hungry.
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Great thread folks! We used to cook our "C"s in the exhust tube of The Huey turbine. The best was pizza made with the crackers, cheese, spam & Tabasco. Good for boiling the water for the LRPS too. Ah, the memories. Happy Trails!!
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Reminds me of my working days. We always had a lunch cooking on the manifold of some piece of equipment.
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I knew a couple that cooked their dinner as they travelled. Cooked pork chops, potatos, carrots etc. as the went down the road.
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