Comically Delicious: Adventures in Cooking

Ruby Ann's Down Home Trailer Park BBQin' Cookbook

By Ruby Ann Boxcar

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"It's summertime and the grillin' is easy. The doyenne of double-wide cuisine is back with plenty of good cookin' and good eatin', as good timing Ruby Ann Boxcar serves up the ultimate BBQin' bible of the summer."
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Sneaky Pie's Cookbook for Mystery Lovers

By Rita Mae Brown

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The feline co-author of the Mrs. Murphy mysteries introduces, with droll humor, an assortment of recipes for such treats as veal kidney and Sunday salmon pie, Mom's fried chicken, and Christmas goose, complemented by anecdotes about life with famed author Rita Mae Brown.

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The Flaming Luau of Death

By Jerrilyn Farmer

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When Madeline Bean throws the hippest bachelorette luau ever--with a suspiciously laid-back beach boy, a murderer in their midst, and a freaking volcano eruption--it looks like anything but happily ever after.

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The Gallery of Regrettable Food

By James Lileks

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"Four out of five doctors recommend this book for its generous portions of hilarity and ghastly pictures from retro cookbooks. You too will look at these products of post-war cuisine and ask: 'WHAT WERE THEY THINKING?' It's an affectionate look at the days when starch ruled, pepper was a dangerous spice, and Stuffed Meat with Meat Sauce was considered health food. Bon appetit!"
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The Sweet Potato Queens' Big-Ass Cookbook (and Financial Planner)

By Jill Conner Browne

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"They're wild, beloved, and all-around fabulous, but with the Sweet Potato Queens, there're just never enough good times--or enough good eats. Well, now all fabulous women everywhere can have their own mountains of royal fun and food, because bestselling author and Boss Queen Jill Conner Browne is revealing her big-ass top secret recipes--and the events that inspired them--in The Sweet Potato Queens' Big-Ass Cookbook (and Financial Planner). And, of course, she's dishing up plenty of hilarious stories, including: Queenly adventures in mothering The tiniest bit of plastic surgery The all-true story of the Cutest Boy in the World And, oh yes, as promised: Sound financial planning. Tip number one: Hope that Daddy lives forever."
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What Einstein Told his Cook: Kitchen Science Explained

By Robert L. Wolke and Marlene Parrish

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"Einstein's cook was lucky. But you, too, can have a scientist in your kitchen: Robert L. Wolke. Does the alcohol really boil off when we cook with wine? Are smoked foods raw or cooked? Are green potatoes poisonous? With the reliability that only a scientist can provide, Robert L. Wolke provides plain-talk explanations of kitchen mysteries with a liberal seasoning of wit. A professor of chemistry and a lifelong gastronome, he has answered hundreds of questions about food and cooking in his syndicated Washington Post column, 'Food 101.'
"Organized into basic categories for easy reference, What Einstein Told His Cook contains more than 130 lucid explanations of kitchen phenomena involving starches and sugars, salts, fats, meats and fish, heat and cold, cooking equipment, and more. Along the way, Wolke debunks some widely held myths about foods and cooking."
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