Salvador Dalí. Fundació Gala-Salvador Dalí. Courtesy of TASCHEN
Lately it’s been feeling as if we live in a surreal world, from the recent election to newfangled illusory dishes like the raindrop cake. It’s like we exist inside a Salvador Dalí painting. Actually, depending on whom you wanted to win the presidency, you either want to drown your sorrows in comfort food or throw an over-the-top celebration as only a man adorned with a cape, walking stick and upturned waxed moustache like Dalí could. Dalí loved extravagance, and his penchant for opulence is captured in his 1973 cookbook Les Dîners de Gala, which has just been rereleased by TASCHEN. His esoteric guide to cooking has 136 recipes, many illustrated by Dalí, over 12 chapters (one of which is dedicated to aphrodisiacs and another to snails and frogs). Get his timely recipe for Turkey with Roquefort after the jump for a taste.
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When Bob Belcher first opened and then first reopened and later first re-re-reopened his little burger joint, Bob’s Burgers, his ambition was unequivocal. It can’t be easy running a business when your staff is your kids — precocious Louise, awkward Gene and buttocks-loving Tina — and you have to compete with Jimmy Pesto’s Pizzeria across the street. What’s a passionate burger auteur to do?
When you’re as animated (literally) as Bob, you invent burgers with pun names as far-out as some of the concepts: The Cauliflower’s Cumin from Inside the House Burger (comes with cauliflower and cumin); It’s Fun to Eat at the rYeMCA (comes on rye with mustard, cheese and avocado); the Beets of Burden Burger (served with too many beets); and so on. Some of these burgers probably work better in non-cartoon life than others. One dedicated fan of the show created a blog where he took these burger names scrawled on a blackboard in the background of the show and created bona fide recipes. The 71 greatest triumphs of his experiment have been recipe-tested by legit chefs and compiled in a new cookbook called The Bob’s Burgers Burger Book: Real Recipes for Joke Burgers. Find out how to enter to win a copy after the jump.
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You may eat with your eyes first, but sometimes the most vital part of a meal is feeding your brain. No, we’re not talking about turning into a zombie — we mean having some nerdy fun in the kitchen. That’s the name of Rosanna Pansino’s game on her YouTube cooking show, Nerdy Nummies, and now she’s bringing her recipes to you in the The Nerdy Nummies Cookbook: Sweet Treats for the Geek in All of Us. The book comes out Tuesday, November 3, but you can pre-order your copy now (or keep reading to find out how you can enter to win a copy).
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Family recipes are passed down from generation to generation, but if your relatives are more about frozen dinners and boxed mac and cheese, try some of the Pritchett family’s ideas instead. In the new Modern Family cookbook, the whole gang is sharing favorite foods — the Dunphys’ famous meatloaf, Gloria’s empanadas, Stella the dog’s peanut butter and bacon cupcakes, and more. And the selection is as diverse and exciting as our favorite hilarious blended family.
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Side Show which opened to critical acclaim in New York City on Monday night, is everything a Broadway musical should be. Centered around two joined-at-the-hip twins, Violet and Daisy Hilton, the glamorous, thrilling, epic story follows the duo’s quest for true love and acceptance through the spectacle of fame and the scrutiny of the spotlight.
To celebrate its opening, Cooking Channel teamed up with Zac Young, resident Musical Maestro of Sweets and Executive Pastry Chef at David Burke Fabrick, to create a Sweet Show to match the grandeur of the twins’ incredible Freak Show (you have to see it to understand). Exotic and enticing, playful and full of passion, these recipes — cleverly named for big Side Show numbers — are sure to stop the show at your next holiday gathering. And just like the Hiton twins, what makes these dessert recipes just a little different is what makes them extraordinary.
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Bacon, fried chicken, chocolate, cheeseburgers — all classics, all exceptional. But here’s something that will surprise no one: They’re also all exceptionally unhealthy.
Sure, it’s a bummer. But there’s a silver lining, and its name is Dish Do-Over. The brand-new cookbook from author Joanne Lusted, host of Cooking Channel’s Compete to Eat, focuses on creating comfort food favorites that are completely guilt-free. Even better news: The book features over 125 creative recipes that promise to keep you on track from breakfast through dinner (there are even a few good-for-you desserts).
What’s Lusted’s secret to cleaning up rich dishes? Savvy ingredient swaps (think Greek yogurt instead of sour cream) and simple cooking techniques that are big on flavor but light on fat (like baking bacon instead of frying it). Basically, these are win-win recipes that are actually completely satisfying.
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