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'Martha Cooks in Prison': New Cookbook Parody Roasts Martha Stewart with Full-Page Color Photographs

LA MESA, Calif., Oct. 5, 2007 — Like a dinner of undercooked mystery meat, the controversy and comedy of Martha Stewart's stint in the can keeps repeating itself. The latest culprit is Martin Merianos, whose new cookbook, "Martha Cooks in Prison" (published by AuthorHouse –, serves up the queen of impeccable taste with a side of tawdry desperation.

Stuffed with humorous full-page color photographs of "Martha" – in her cell, in the kitchen and in a bright orange jumpsuit and matching hat – this cookbook will entertain friends, family and Martha-haters as it roasts the lifestyle diva. The fact that it also dishes up 34 quality recipes is just gravy.

Recipes are sequestered in the following prison-inspired categories: Bread and Water, Pasta, Bad Wraps, Stocks, Tagines, Chain Gang Meatballs, Martha Behind Bars, Doin' Thyme, Chow Line Chow Mien, Death Row Recipes, Cocktails and Desserts.

Make sure to try the Stool Pigeon Tagine, the Floating Rikers Island and the Bloody Martha, among other delicacies.

Martin Merianos' career as a freelance photographer began in high school where he studied underwater, portrait and commercial photography. After graduating, he did wildlife photography in his spare time, a hobby that turned into several opportunities as a professional freelance photographer.

"Martha Cooks in Prison" was shot using a Nikon Digital SLR.

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