Today’s post is from Suman at Davis Library:
Fifty Shades of Chicken by F.L. Fowler
The popularity of Fifty Shades of Grey by E.L. James has given rise to many spoofs. Fifty Shades of Chicken is probably the first cookbook to be one. It admits right there on the cover that it is “a parody in a cookbook” with “50 Chicken Recipes Bound to Be Delicious”.
And funny it is. Cooking does not need to be boring. Dedicated “For chicken lovers everywhere”, the cookbook is divided into three sections – “The Novice Bird” (easy recipes), “Falling to Pieces” (recipes with chicken parts) and “Birds Gone Wild” (for more experienced cooks). In case you are wondering what a cookbook has in common with James’ novel other than the inventive recipe names, it is written from the perspective of a young chicken and has some hilarious asides with each of the easy- to-follow recipes. “A young, free-range chicken… A dominating, ravenous chef… Fifty recipes to make every dinner a turn-on…” is the description on the book’s website (http://www.fiftyshadesofchicken.com/#) which also gives some of the recipes to try out.
It is a surprisingly well done book with nice glossy pictures and interesting recipes. It will also make a wonderful gag gift for those who liked E.L. James’ trilogy or those who like to cook.