Nevermind what I was Googling when I came across this, but the fact remains that just a moment ago, as a result of a Google search, I came across a recipe for Tuna Twinkie Souffle. Someone, somewhere, thinks that is delicious. And, it’s part of a cookbook. Oh my. But, there is plenty more where that came from, as I discovered on a recent title-mining expedition into Bookfail. So many titles in fact, that it’s worthy of a list.
The Testicle Cookbook: Cooking with Balls
by Ljubomir Erovic
Yeah, there’s not much to say about this one. It is exactly what it says it is. I wonder how their recipes compare to Food Fight‘s rocky mountain oysters….? The book includes recipes for testicle pizza, testicle goulash and testicles in white wine.
Written by Serbian testicles chef, Ljubomir Erovic. Also available in
White Trash Cooking
by Earnest M. Mickler
With recipes like “Tutti’s fruited porkettes” and “chicken feet and rice”, White Track Cooking is a fine book with a fine cover. Some of the recipes are actually quite good (fried okra, homemade macaroni and cheese and the like) and the portrait of life in a small Mississippi town is rather endearing. But, then recipes like “hand-me-down oven-baked possum” pop up and it must stay firmly filed under “omg”.
Star Trek Cookbook
by Ethan Phillips
Oh uber-fans? You’re going to love this. From the publisher: “vaults of interstellar haute cuisine, revealing for the first time the
secret preparation techniques behind all those exotic dishes and
drinks. The favorite foods of characters from every Star Trek series and movie are here, all adapted for easy use in twentieth-century kitchens. The Star Trek Cookbook also features a complete guide for whipping up the all the drinks served at Quark’s.”
Cooking with a Serial Killer: Recipes from Dorothea Puente
by Shane Bugbee
Serial killer Puente was apparently one hell of a cook at the boarding house she ran in Sacramento. Except for when she, you know, killed her guests and buried them in the yard. Pssh. Details, details.
In any event, if you can overlook that whole serial killer thing, the recipes are actually not half bad. But, I realize that’s a lot to overlook.
This book isn’t a fail at all, but rather is a compilations of terrifyingly awesome fails! Compiled by local author Wendy McClure, the book is a gem because of recipes and accompanying photographs like “Aspic-Glazed Lamb Loaf” and “Frankfurter Spectacular”, which both sound positively awful.