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The Most WTF Cookbooks of All Time

On the Huffington Post, you can find this list of cookbooks which will make your collection more than complete.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/06...

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  1. The only cool thing I ever found in a thrift store was a copy of Salvador Gali's "Les Diners de Gala” for $3. If the artwork doesn't get you, the seriously whacked out recipes will.

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      1. re: roxlet

        Yeah Dali. Missed catching that typo before posting.

      2. re: beachmouse

        Beachmouse, I think you should have that book appraised. I think it is really quite rare as it was initially sold in art galleries--not bookstores.

        1. re: beachmouse

          Beachmouse, I did a quit search on the book. Copies in good condition are running $250-350.00. Signed copies $1,700-3,000. The "complete suite" (more illustrations and signed) is $24,000.

          1. re: beachmouse

            I would absolutely love to see some of those recipes if you had a chance to post them.

              1. re: runwestierun

                Don't forget its sequel: "Sinkin' Spells, Hot Flashes, Fits & Cravin's."

                1. I am slightly embarrassed to admit that I have a copy of this:

                  http://www.amazon.com/Star-Trek-Cookb...

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                  1. re: Miss Needle

                    So just how does one make hasparat, anyway, and is it any good? ;)

                    1. re: TongoRad

                      Ha! I don't remember if there was a recipe for it in that book, but I made my own version for a Star Trek themed party I threw. Didn't have the "tongue-searing brine", but I just rolled up grilled chicken (fresh mozzarella for the vegetarian version), oven-roasted tomatoes and pesto in a flour tortilla.

                      1. re: Miss Needle

                        Oh well. It was the "tongue-searing brine" that I was interested in. In my imagination there is horseradish in there as well; I wonder if I ever did concoct something like that would anybody but me actually eat it? Yours sounds tasty, even if it's not that out there.

                  2. I think you guys would enjoy flipping thru the Gallery of Regrettable Food:

                    http://www.lileks.com/institute/galle...

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                    1. re: pushslice

                      O. M. G! This is the most horrifying and hilarious thing I have ever seen.