Crime Library: Criminal Minds and Methods

Jailhouse Cooking: Prison wine

Just in time for the holidays is Crime Library’s take on prison wine, aka, pruno, hooch, or spud juice. Based on the poetry of California death row inmate Jarvis Masters, this nine-day classic recipe yields an alcoholic concoction so vile that to call it “bad” would be an immeasurable understatement. In its favor is the fact that, if you can suppress your gag reflex, it will get you drunk.

Jail House Cooking, Day Five: Prison Pad Thai Son

This week, Crime Library is cooking recipes created by inmates. Most of the involve creative uses of Ramen noodles, potato chips and other dry goods. Today, we made a back-to-basics version of Pad Thai.

Jail House Cooking, Day Four: Correctional Cake

This week, Crime Library is cooking recipes created by inmates. Most of the involve creative uses of Ramen noodles, potato chips and other dry goods. Today, we made Correctional Cake, a sweet treat for commemorating those precious moments.

Jail House Cooking, Day Three: Bomb Chino

This week, Crime Library will be cooking recipes created by inmates. Most of the involve creative uses of Ramen noodles. Today, we made Bomb Chino, a comfort food made by wrapping wet potato chips in a towel.

Jail House Cooking, Day Two: A Dish Called ‘Break’

This week, Crime Library will be cooking recipes created by inmates. Most of the dishes involve creative uses of Ramen noodles. Today, we present a dish called “Break,” which involves soaking Doritos in hot water.

Jail House Cooking, Day One: Sweet and Spicy Coke Ramen

This week, Crime Library will be cooking recipes created by inmates. Most of the involve creative uses of Ramen noodles. Today, we present a dish called “Sweet and Spicy Coke Ramen,” which sounds pretty much like what it is.

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