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Would You Dare To Try These Weird Cookbooks?

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Recently I came across a series of weird cookbooks. I love trying out new recipes and the cooking section is my favourite corner of a bookstore. However, going through a range of weird cookbooks in this section, has left my mind curious and I am debating whether to try out some recipes from each of them or not. You need to be a real foodie if you dare to try these cookbooks. Although these weird cookbooks made me think how creative and imaginative cooks need to be, I myself decided to pick up one or two of them for my personal collection. Let us have a look at some of the weird cookbooks I came across.


  • The Iguana Cookbook, Save Florida Eat an Iguana by George M. Cera tells you how to cook iguana in different ways. If you stay in Florida, this is definitely not something new for you. Iguanas are very popular food in this part of the world and you can try out some of the creative recipes found in this weird cookbook.
  •  The Post-Petroleum Survival Guide and Cookbook: Recipes for Changing Times by Albert Bates gives a range of recipes keeping the present state of the world in mind. It gives you ideas of conserving the Earth’s resources and yet cook some tasty food.
  • The Dracula Cookbook of Blood by Ardin C. Price is a very weird cookbook indeed. It has a range of recipes telling you how animal blood is cooked all around the globe.
  • Critter Cuisine by Mary A. Clayton is a recipe book which provides you different recipes related to bugs, insects and rodents. The speciality of this weird cookbook is that all the ingredients can be found in your backyard and you do not have to rush to the market before starting your cooking.
  • More weird than the above cookbook is The Original Road Kill Cookbook by Buck Peterson and J. Angus Mclean3. If you do not like wasting food then this is the right book for you. This weird cookbook has recipes that uses dead critters found on the roadside as the main ingredient.
  • If you are very angry on someone then grab a copy of Cooking to Kill: The Poison Cook-book by Ebenezer Murgatroyd and Herb Roth. You are sure to love this comic book.
  • In many places bugs are a favourite meal. Eat-a-bug Cookbook: 33 Ways to Cook Grasshoppers, Ants, Water Bugs, Spiders, Centipedes and Their Kin by David George Gordon is a weird cookbook giving you recipes related to those.

Apart from the ones listed above The Astronaut’s Cookbook: Tales, Recipes, and More by Charles T. Bourland and Gregory L. Vogt, The Unofficial Harry Potter Cookbook: From Cauldron Cakes to Knickerbocker Glory – More Than 150 Magical Recipes for Muggles and Wizards by Dinah Bucholz and Manifold Destiny: The One! The Only! Guide to Cooking on Your Car Engine! by Chris Maynard and Bill Scheller are few other weird cookbooks that gives you some mind boggling recipes. If you have enough guts, dare to try these cookbooks – you never know, you may start loving bugs in your meal.

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Would You Dare To Try These Weird Cookbooks?