Cooking with Pooh by Mouse Works
- The good news: Um, kids like pooh?
- The bad news: The title, duh.
- My favorite Amazon.com review, by one D. Gilbert: "I had no idea that pooh could be used in so many dishes! Every recipe is low in fat although they all taste like crap."
- The good news: When I first heard about this book, I was afraid that it was the collected recipes of Jeffrey Dahmer... but alas, we have escaped that book (for now)
- The bad news: Dorothea Puente was a bleached blond divorcee who ran a boarding house in Sacramento and often cooked meals for her boarders... apparently she soon hatched a little plan to kill her boarders for their money, which worked successfully for several years until she was thrown in the slammer. An enterprising gentleman decided to communicate with her while she was in prison, obtaining her recipes for this lovely book - because who better to tell you how to make a pot roast than a cold-hearted 80-year-old who murdered 9 people?
- Classic quote from the grandmotherly Ms. Puente: "Why would I spend money fattening them up if I was going to kill them?"
The Testicle Cookbook: Cooking with Balls by Ljubomir Erovic
- The good news: Um, balls are a good source of protein?
- The bad news: This cookbook might not be good for those with food allergies, as the recipes may contain nuts.
- This Serbian chef has been working with balls for 20 years, and also organizes the World Testicle Cooking Championship, held annually in Serbia since 2004.
Worst cookbook ever:
Natural Harvest: A Collection of Semen-Based Recipes by Paul Photenhauer
- The good news: The recipes call for a cheap, easy to access ingredient that is known to add a 'special zest' to everything from entrees to desserts.
- The bad news: This is not a great cookbook for the single woman, unless she lives near the California Cryobank.
- The reader comments on Lulu.com are priceless... here is a little sampling:
- "I might try the sushi one first. My lady is used to eating it raw so that seems like a good start point."
- "I bought it and tried the spoon-n-toss cookies as a surprise for my wife. She gobbled one up really quickly but I just can't get her to swallow them. On the bright side, she said she was willing to try another batch next weekend."
- "These recipes are easy to make, even for cooking "new comers." The Tossed Salad was a big hit at our Mens' Club Meeting. A slathering of Creamy Cucumber dressing really made the flavors pop."