We usually talk about the best cookbooks for foodies. Today’s list is a bit different. Today there will be no talk of Rene Redzepi, Thomas Keller or even Rachael Ray. Today we’l be discussing cookbooks we never thought would be.
White Trash Cooking by Ernest Matthew Mickler.
What can possibly be said about this title. Makes me think of people with missing teeth. Perhaps lots of recipes with things that are easy to chew? Road kill stew? Jack Daniel’s Squirrel? I bet squirrel probably tastes good. Like rabbit. Either way, can’t help but lol when I see this book’s title. All jokes aside, this book did pretty well. by 1988 when the author passed, the book had sold 350,000 copies. Maybe it is worth picking up after all.
Microwave Cooking For One by Marie Smith
Maybe not so funny as much as sad (forever alone). Microwave cooking for one could be the thing for that not so special cat lady in your life. Maybe it is for the guy with the howling wolf tee shirt (you know, not the guy who wears it because it is ironic). At least there’s Amazon. How sad would it be to walk up to the register at the local Barnes and Noble to purchase this. If you’re planning to purchase this…do yourself a favor and just pick up Microwave Cooking For Two, it will make you look less pathetic.
Bite at Twilight: Vampires, Forks and Knives by Gina Meyers
If your mom got a Twilight tattoo then this is the best present for her. Aside from this being the silliest way to sell a cookbook (Vampires don’t eat); there are no pictures (maybe because vampires don’t come out in pictures) and the book has quite a bit of spelling mistakes. Maybe next time the author will pay the royalties to get some pics of Bella, Edward and Jacob.
Manifold Destiny: The One! The Only! Guide to Cooking on Your Car Engine!
I could see someone cooking from this book on a Griswold family’s cross-country style trip. The cookbook does not give cooking time, instead it tells you how many miles you need to cook your food. I’m not quite sure Honda would be too pleased with me if I roasted a turkey in the carburetor.
Cooking with A Serial Killer
Believe it or not, the recipes in this cookbook are actually good. It is said this kindly looking lady killed people for their social security checks. I’ll skip this dinner invite.
Eat Your Feelings
Were you recently dumped? Does your family hate you? Did you recently go bankrupt? No worries, you can eat your feelings. This book features recipes like the “breakfast sandwich for morning after regret”, Lonely Christmas Pudding, and the fannie Mae and freddie Mac ‘N’ Cheese.