Cooking with the Strange: The Strangest Cookbooks
Cooking with A Serial Killer
Serial killers have to eat too! Shane Bugbee’s Cooking with a Serial Killer plucks down-home recipes straight from the personal cookbook of notorious mass murderer Dorothea Puente. Puente, of course, was convicted of murdering a number of the mentally disabled tenants of her boarding house and cashing their Social Security checks.
The book was co-written with the killer herself. She had shared her recipes with the author as she was serving her sentence.
11 of 11 of my #Cookbooks that the #RoyalFamily would not allow me to bring to #kensingtonpalace – Cooking With A Serial Killer – Grandmotherly Dorthea Puente was renowned for her cooking as for being a notorious mass murder, serial killer and all around psycho #SvensCookBooks pic.twitter.com/IxYcwUkul1
— Sven (@SvenRoyalChef) June 2, 2018
SPAM – The Cookbook
I’m not sure which is more revolting, SPAM – The Cookbook or the one about cannibalism. On second thought, SPAM – The Cookbook is definitely worse. I must be in the minority though, because Marguerite Patten’s SPAM cookbook garnered bestseller status in the U.S.
The book includes SPAM trivia, SPAM anecdotes, and SPAM recipes including Thai SPAM cakes, SPAM Steaks in Port Wine, and SPAM Fritters. Here’s a SPAM anecdote of my very own: one time, as a child, I went to a friend’s house for dinner and they served me SPAM Fritters and I cried.
Did you know that if all the cans of SPAM ever eaten were placed end to end, they would circle the globe ten times! It's retro, it's fun, and it's about luncheon meat! Here's one I made earlier…#Spam risotto. #tasty
Spam The Cookbook by Marguerite Patten. #SpamSpamSpamSpam pic.twitter.com/Lyk0X4bazY
— The History Girls (@TheH1storyGirls) May 29, 2018