Wednesday, 6 January 2010

Cooking in the Wastelands

Most celebrity cookbooks these days feature the author/chef looking faaaabulous in the kitchen, or else on some sunny or in some lush glade. And then there's this one, which looks more like an image from Cormac McCarthy's The Road.

It looks very much as though the reader/photographer is about to be the main dish in a post-holocaust cannibal feast.


Brian Busby said...

Incredible. Before reading your words, I looked at the cover and thought right away of the film adaptation of The Road.

Great minds think alike.

Fools seldom differ.

Matthew Adams said...

I am slightly dyslecix I thikn.

When I first saw that cover I read it as Marco Pierre's Great White British Feast, which tied in nicely with your cannibal comment.

Which reminds of an online(?) comic by Ben Bittner ( A comic that is set in a post apocalyptic future where the only surviver is a girl called Anne. It is also part cook book

Matthew Adams said...

It only seems to have the prologue up now, which is a bit disapointing

JRSM said...

I was about to say that it seems to end a bit abruptly.

Deb said...

Frankly, I didn't know there was any great British food--ha-ha! When I was growing up in Blighty, forty-plus years ago, it was meat-potatoes-and-three-of-veg with pudding and custard for "sweet." Yes, Fanny Craddock had a cooking show, but we watched it to make fun of her name not learn how to cook.

Ah, wonderful days!

JRSM said...

I'm glad somebody else made the British cooking joke!