Did you ever listen to the weekly broadcast of Car Talk on NPR — it’s been on since 1977. Let me tell you it is often crazy funny. The hosts are brothers Tom, 74, and Ray Magliozzi, 63 — also known as Click and Clack, the Tappet Brothers, according to Wikipedia. Last week, the Magliozzis announced they would stop producing new episodes in September 2012. Read their bios here.
I recalled the call-in I heard earlier this year that I thought had to be a joke, but it wasn’t. A caller discussed cooking food — enchiladas — under the hood. Here’s a link to the transcript. Talk turned to a lot of menu items you could cook on the engine. One of the comments suggested it takes about 100 to 150 miles to cook a meatloaf. Tom and Ray also recommended “Manifold Destiny,” by Chris Maynard and Bill Scheller, a book that offers a lot of recipes to cook under the hood, and it was first published in 1989. It is still going strong with the latest 2008 version on sale.