Cookbooks you didn't know existed
- Phaedrus Jul 14, 2010 06:18 PM
This is pretty strange, found it on Huffington Post.
Seriously, Twilight cookbook? Pink Pony? Star Trek? Really?
Phew Phaedrus, I thought this was opening up a discussion of cookbooks other people know and love and I don't have, I was almost afraid to check!
That Axis of Evil book keeps coming up in these things, other than the title being rather dated (David Frum, Canadian boy gone bad), it seems an interesting premise.
I had read that the Sopranos book wasn't too bad as well - since they're shown eating in a lot if not most of the shows, it seems a logical tie-in.
But Twilight? And most of the others? What the...
I got a Nero Wolfe Cookbook. For those who don't know Nero Wolfe, he is a gourmand/detective. The hero is a long series of books by Rex Stout.
Long passages are devoted to how Nero Wolfe and his butler/chef Fritz will cook certain dishes. The cook book is actually very interesting and directly quotes passages from the books about the preparations and the dishes.
But Pink Pony?
Pat Conroy (author of "The Great Santini" and "Prince of Tides") has his own cookbook. It is excellent; the book is also filled with his memoirs of world travel. Shimp & grits, yeah!
I have the dubious honor of actually owning one of the cookbooks on the list. A well meaning friend knew I watched the Sopranos and that I liked to cook so I received The Sopranos Family Cookbook from her. As somebody noted below it's not a bad cookbook. I've made several recipes, the Mussels in Spicy Tomato Sauce and the Tortellini in Brodo are very good.. It's funny going back and reading the stuff about the TV series...it all seems so long ago!
I have the Little House Cookbook, based on the Laura Ingalls Wilder books, which contain many, many descriptions of food and cooking. The authors have tried to recreate the foods described in the books, and how they would be prepared in the late 19th century in the homesteading and rural small-town situations in which the lived. Pretty interesting stuff.
I had a Winnie-the-Pooh cookbook, and I have seen a Star Wars cookbook (the latter full of things like Wookie Cookies and the like - not very impressive, but I guess meant to be kid pleasing).