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#1 ElainaA

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Posted 27 December 2012 - 02:40 PM

Because I love food and cooking, people frequently give me cookbooks. This year for Christmas I received one of the most bizarre I have seen - Fifty Shades of Chicken by FL Fowler. (I do not for a minute believe in that name.) Each recipe has a lengthy introduction written from the point of view of the chicken herself (free range, of course) and features bondage and s&m and a very dominating chef. I think I am flattered, at my age, that my niece was sure I would find it funny rather than offensive.
Some of the recipes look good....
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#2 Tri2Cook

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Posted 27 December 2012 - 03:28 PM

I'm not even going to put this one here except as a link. I heard about it existing and thought "it has to be fake". Apparently not.
It's kinda like wrestling a gorilla... you don't stop when you're tired, you stop when the gorilla is tired.

#3 lochaven

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Posted 27 December 2012 - 03:42 PM

Did you notice that the used cookbooks are more expensive than new ones? :)
And I want a table for two and a chicken for eight o'clock.

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Posted 27 December 2012 - 05:26 PM

I'm not even going to put this one here except as a link. I heard about it existing and thought "it has to be fake". Apparently not.


Oh dear - worse even than a breast milk cookbook. Did you check out the "customers who viewed this item also viewed"?


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Posted 27 December 2012 - 05:31 PM

Oh dear - worse even than a breast milk cookbook. Did you check out the "customers who viewed this item also viewed"?


Yeah, I saw that. Just keeps getting better, doesn't it?
It's kinda like wrestling a gorilla... you don't stop when you're tired, you stop when the gorilla is tired.

#6 flourgirl

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Posted 27 December 2012 - 05:45 PM

I'm not even going to put this one here except as a link. I heard about it existing and thought "it has to be fake". Apparently not.


I asked my husband if he wanted me to make some of the recipes. He kept saying, "What?". :laugh:

#7 flourgirl

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Posted 27 December 2012 - 05:47 PM

Because I love food and cooking, people frequently give me cookbooks. This year for Christmas I received one of the most bizarre I have seen - Fifty Shades of Chicken by FL Fowler. (I do not for a minute believe in that name.) Each recipe has a lengthy introduction written from the point of view of the chicken herself (free range, of course) and features bondage and s&m and a very dominating chef. I think I am flattered, at my age, that my niece was sure I would find it funny rather than offensive.
Some of the recipes look good....


After reading your post I actually bought 2 copies of the book. One for me because the recipes looked good and one for my friend who is having a birthday next week. She read the novel and would enjoy receiving the book based on that. Thanx.

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Posted 28 December 2012 - 08:10 AM

This year for Christmas I received one of the most bizarre I have seen - Fifty Shades of Chicken by FL Fowler. (I do not for a minute believe in that name.)


It does say it is a parody.

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Posted 11 February 2013 - 05:51 AM

I have a book about a German couple who moved to the middle of nowhere in Canada and stopries about their adventures. The book starts with how their dog will not stop trying to chase porcupine, and moves nicely into the solution to their problem - Porcupine stew.
Most of the book is about living in the wilderness and recipes from the frontiersmen who opened up the 'new world'.

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Posted 11 February 2013 - 07:03 AM

I have a book about a German couple who moved to the middle of nowhere in Canada and stopries about their adventures. The book starts with how their dog will not stop trying to chase porcupine, and moves nicely into the solution to their problem - Porcupine stew.
Most of the book is about living in the wilderness and recipes from the frontiersmen who opened up the 'new world'.


That sounds right up my alley. What's the title?

#11 mkayahara

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Posted 11 February 2013 - 07:08 AM


I have a book about a German couple who moved to the middle of nowhere in Canada and stopries about their adventures. The book starts with how their dog will not stop trying to chase porcupine, and moves nicely into the solution to their problem - Porcupine stew.
Most of the book is about living in the wilderness and recipes from the frontiersmen who opened up the 'new world'.


That sounds right up my alley. What's the title?

Yeah, I'd be curious to know the title of this one, too!
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#12 Kerry Beal

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Posted 11 February 2013 - 07:12 AM

If you want an excellent book about the adventures of wilderness living involving food - The Egg and I by Betty McDonald. It's an oldie but goodie - you'll laugh until you cry.

Some of us of a certain age - will recognize it as the stories from which Ma and Pa Kettle were taken.

#13 Shelby

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Posted 11 February 2013 - 09:35 AM

I'm not even going to put this one here except as a link. I heard about it existing and thought "it has to be fake". Apparently not.


*faint* OMG, I learn something new every day. I had to put my breakfast down lol.

#14 jjahorn

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Posted 14 February 2013 - 01:05 AM

The book I have is in German. The couple wrote a series of 5 books called Kanada Klassik.
This book is
Wildnis- & Abenteuer-Kochbuch
from
Brigitte & Elmar Engel
publisher: Busse Seewald
1989
ISBN 3-512-00898-4
and is a mixture of stories, descriptionso f how cooking and living was in pionier times, old photos and drawings and quite a few recipes.
Most of the recipes are standard stuff - pickled eggs, pancakes, jerky, bannock.
but it also has how to prepare bear meat and porcupine stew, Solomon Grundy and other interesting oddities.

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Posted 14 February 2013 - 01:22 AM

I recommend Unmentionable Cuisine. This is arguably a bizarre cook book (it does have recipes), but despite its provocative title it's a good read, and I'm fairly certain it's nowhere near as controversial today as it was when it first came out (the gist of it is that one culture's 'weird/gross' is another's bog standard fare).

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#16 vogelap

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Posted 19 February 2013 - 01:52 PM

The Culianry Herpitologist is on my bookshelf. http://www.amazon.co...k/dp/B0024NJY5I

 

Hard to imagine.


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#17 Toliver

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Posted 20 February 2013 - 11:27 AM

"Lobscouse and Spotted Dog"...a Gastronomic Companion to the Aubrey/Maturin Novels by Patrick O'Brian.

I gave this historical cookbook to a friend who is a fan of the novels by Patrick O'Brian.

She insisted on making some of the recipes for me to try. :sad: 



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#18 rotuts

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Posted 20 February 2013 - 11:32 AM

great pick up.  my library system has three copies!  none of them Out!  

 

hope they have the Rx for the Chocolate Pudding Islands seen in Master and Commander, and those cheezy toasty things.