Comically Delicious: Adventures in Cooking

We gotta eat. That usually means we gotta cook. Day in, day out. Slaving over a hot stove. What a grind. But we've got the recipe for relief--wit and humor in our cookbooks! Once you've read a snippet from one of these goodies, you'll be dancing and laughing through your kitchen adventures. And, you'll have a tasty new dish to try out at the end of your not-so-laborious labors, too!

Looneyspoons: Low-Fat Food Made Fun

By Janet Podleski and Greta Podleski

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"Who knew cooking healthful, low-fat food could be so much fun? In this hilarious, informative book sisters Janet and Greta Podleski combine jokes, cartoons, and humor with 150 outrageously delicious (and deliciously outrageous) recipes, nutritional information, and inspiration. As irreverent as it is invaluable."
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Ladyfingers and Nun's Tummies: A Lighthearted Look at How Foods Got Their Names

By Martha Barnette

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Etymological history told in whimsical tales of how hundreds of foods, such as graham crackers and lettuce, have been named.

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Julie and Julia: 365 Days, 524 Recipes, 1 Tiny Apartment Kitchen: How One Girl Risked Her Marriage, Her Job and Her Sanity to Master the Art of Living

By Julie Powell

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Julie Powell is 30 years old, living in a rundown apartment in Queens, and working at a soul-sucking secretarial job that's going nowhere. She needs something to break the monotony of her life. So, she invents a deranged assignment: She will take her mother's dog-eared copy of Julia Child's 1961 classic, Mastering the Art of French Cooking, and will cook all 524 recipes...in the span of just one year.

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Desperate Measures: 90 Unintimidating Recipes for the Domestically Inept

By Kevin Crafts

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"Easy, tasty recipes for those who know how good food looks and tastes but never before had a clue how to make it themselves. Kevin Crafts demystifies the kitchen in 21 mouth-watering, easy-to-prepare menus, all spiced to perfection with his engaging sense of humor."

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Cooking for Mr. Latte: A Food Lover's Courtship, with Recipes

By Amanda Hesser

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"Life in the city, love, and unforgettable meals--can a food writer find happiness with a man who has an empty refrigerator? This is a food lover's courtship, with recipes."

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Aphrodite: A Memoir of the Senses

By Isabel Allende

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"Under the aegis of the Goddess of Love, Isabel Allende uses her storytelling skills brilliantly in Aphrodite to evoke the delights of food and sex. After considerable research and study, she has become an authority on aphrodisiacs, which include everything from food and drink to stories and, of course, love. Readers will find here recipes from Allende's mother, poems, stories from ancient and foreign literatures, paintings, personal anecdotes, fascinating tidbits on the sensual art of food and its effects on amorous performance, tips on how to attract your mate and revive flagging virility, passages on the effect of smell on libido, a history of alcoholic beverages, and much more."

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