Sunday, December 19, 2010

Unique Cookbooks for the Men in Your Life

After my 12 mile long run, I froze my butt off by standing in the pool for 10 minutes and then jumped into the shower to warm up.  Feeling kind of tired after the run, I decided to catch up on some blogs.  One of my favorite authors is Diana Galbadon,  writer of the Outlander series, and she posted about warm rolls with minced pigeon and truffles. One of her fans has a food blog and her fan created the dish discussed in Diana's book Voyager.  If you like Diana Galbadon you should check out the blog post with the recipe and excerpts of the book.

Since I really enjoyed the post, I clicked around her site and found a post on the cook books she DOESN'T want to get this Christmas.  And I certainly can't blame her.  The first cookbook she doesn't want is "a collection of semen-based recipes".   She gives a link to list to an interview with the "chef" where you can 
"pick up a recipe for an Almost White Russian, with 1/2 oz of you know what in it.  It puts new meaning in the word cocktail."


The second cookbook might be helpful if you worked on a farm and needed something to do with  testicles.  The Testicle Cookbook is a e-book complete with a video on how to peel the skin off testicles.  Did you know there are world championship cook-offs for testicles? 

Being more of a baker than a cooker, I'll have to pass on both of these cookbooks, which I'm sure my boyfriend will gladly thank me.

What is the oddest cookbook you've seen?  What is your favorite cookbook?

10 comments:

Amanda@runninghood said...

This is the oddest cookbook I've ever seen. :) eye catching, really. ;) My favorite cookbook? hmmm, wish I could say I had one...that might mean I'd cook more often. I rarely use a cookbook.

Amanda@runninghood said...

or should I say that both of these are the oddest.

Natalia said...

Hmmm, well Stuart bought himself a book at Borders "Thirty minute meals". This was 6 months ago and the book has yet to be opened. I am not too sure about these two though........

Bianca J said...

Wow, just wow. Hahaha. I think my boyfriend would be bemused, but horrified by those cookbooks (though he has asked for a cookbook for Christmas).

Regarding the tattoo idea - I've never gotten one as yet because I don't really get the point of having one. I think they are often interesting to look at but I think besides some occasional day dreaming, I'd never make the decision to get one. I definitely feel the same way as you about them!

Jenn said...

BAAAHHHH! Nastiness! I will never drink a White Russian again!

The Green Girl said...

I am speechless.

Ewa said...

Cooking with Balls or Cooking Balls?
I remember seing a show (probably it was Without Reservations) where the traveling chef was totally enjoying bulls' testicles somewhere in Brazil. Hmm...

Johann said...

Now that is just not right. We have a book here in SA about living and cooking off the bush. Anything goes, from snakes to dung beetles to eating certain worms alive. Not for me...

Adrienne said...

That is seriously nasty. I actually don't like most cook books because I never really know if it will be good. I like to collect recipes that are "tried and true" and I compile them in my own cook book. I love cookie and baking books though. Really hard to go wrong as long as there is enough, sugar, butter and chocolate. Merry Christmas. Hope you enjoy the season.

Ashland Dave said...

can't believe that guy can have a straight face with a title like that.