They make you stop and take notice! They leave you scratching your head in confusion and wonder! Yes, cookbooks that make you go hmmm! Here are 8 of the best.
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The Star Trek Cookbook-From Vulcan Apple Pastry to Cellular Peptide Cake with Mint Frosting, it is all here and so much more.
Quick-Fix Cooking with Roadkill-Waste not, want not as they say. Deep-Ditch Pizza or Tarmac Taco Salad anybody! Come on, hungry yet?
Manifold Destiny: The One! The Only! Guide to Cooking on Your Car Engine!-No kitchen. No problem. Put your car and engine to work. Your transportation can be used for so many purposes.
The Eat-a-Bug Cookbook, Revised: 40 Ways to Cook Crickets, Grasshoppers, Ants, Water Bugs, Spiders, Centipedes, and Their Kin-Yes, yes, I know protein galore. And I’ll admit that I have eaten a cricket before and not to shabby (a little gritty). But I draw the line at spiders. Not happening unless it is one of the few thing left to eat on the planet.
The Pyromaniac’s Cookbook: the best in flaming food and drink-I am pretty sure that this cookbook will not be endorsed by your local fire department or insurance company. The recipes look delicious, but just keep the fire extinguisher handy should things go south.
The Coffeepot Cookbook: A Funny, yet Functional and Feasible Traveler’s Guide to Preparing Healthy, Happy Meals on the go Using Nothing but a Hotel Coffeepot…. and a Little Ingenuity!-Just not totally sold on this idea. Not excited about my soup possible being seasoned with some leftover coffee grounds. May have to pack the coffeepot too as many hotels have given it the heave ho in favor of Keurigs.
The Vampire Zombie Werewolf Cookoff Cookbook-Want to leave a lasting impression at your dinner party; one that may leave permanent scars? Dive right in. You may never be asked to host again. Yeah!
Kooky Cookery: A campy archive of irregular recipes from yester-year.-This blast of recipes from the past highlights some oldie but goodies. Coronary Salad Sauce, Nerf ConstaPie, Strawberry Seagull Surprise. You know you want some people!
These cookbooks are sure to take your cooking to a whole new level. One that will amaze, amuse, or horrify those nearest and dearest to you. You never know. You may very well find a new recipe favorite here. Own any of these cookbooks or have additions to the list? Be sure and leave a comment.
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This is hilarious! Oh wow, I’ve never seen these but I am so glad that I did because I know what a few friends will be getting as gag gifts for Christmas this year. Haha.
The names of some of the recipes are so amusing.
Wow! They look so funny. Now if only they could make a cooking roadkill on your car engine book…..
You are totally on to something with the roadkill cooked on the engine block cookbook. I can see a Food Network show now.
We have the Star Trek cookbook. There are a lot of recipes that are… odd. But some of them are really pretty normal. I’ve used a few for themed parties, but we are big Star Trek nerds at my house. 🙂
I think the names of many of the recipes in the Star Trek cookbook are so great.
These are great. I’d buy them all if I could just to say I own them!
Great conversation starters for sure.
Kendra @A Proverbs 31 Wife says
Like the commenter above, I was thinking these would make awesome gag gifts!
Most definitely would be memorable gifts!
Christine from So Domestically Challenged says
Okay, I’ll admit that a few of these look really cool to me, but some of them are just weird!
When I was a kid, I had a Disney Cookbook for kids. It was so cool! Looking back, it was a little weird, but as a kid, I loved it.
I so love some of the names of the recipes. People would come to a dinner party just because they were so intrigued.
Ha, ha! These are great. Thanks for sharing.
So fun to put this list together.
So fun to put this list together!
We have a Twinkie cookbook. It’s pretty great. I have actually heard of that “cooking on your manifold” one. Pretty funny.
How about grilling Twinkies on the manifold. That might be really interesting.
Rachel G says
This definitely gave me a giggle! My Dad ate a tarantula once, on one of his travels in SE Asia–I am not nearly so brave, thank you. 😛
Tarantula would be way to hairy for me to gulp down.
Lou Lou Girls says
Oh my…what a fun post! I always get so excited to see what you have brought to the party! Pinned and tweeted. Thank you for being part of our party. I hope to see you on Monday at 7. Lou Lou Girls
Definitely see you again Monday.