Wednesday, March 02, 2005

Damned Food

Recipes Of The Damned

Amy Stephenson has collected "real scary recipes from real scary vintage cookbooks," including a discursive little essay along with each. Some are intended to use a specific modern manufacturer's products, such as the majestic and elaborate HyPower Chile Con Carne with Noodles, and some are venerable dishes like Jugged Hare.

From the intro to the latter, I was surprised to learn that there was apparently a small regional chain in the US that served fried rabbit. It seems it didn't last long -- at least not the franchise near the Purdue campus.

I've seen sites that focus mainly on photos from old cookbooks or food packaging, but being a cooking buff, I find Recipes of the Damned more satisfying. I may even try some of them.

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