Monday, February 7, 2011

Books for Dinner

This is the coolest idea ever, so I'm passing it along to everyone I know. "Cook the Books" is a bimonthly blog for everyone who loves to read and cook, but never though the two would marry well (Sure, we may have occasionally thought that they'd get together for a hook up now and again, but the violent splatters that come from spaghetti sauce just seemed like a deal breaker for the witty yet very sensitive pages of our Terry Pratchett books.). 

The club picks a new book to read every two months. Once you're finished reading, you're given a deadline by which to blog about the book and cook a meal inspired by the book. I idea is great and the food photos look delicious!

The books seem a bit too girly for me (I tend to read less steamy bedroom scenes and deep conversations with girlfriends, and more comedy and comedic gore.), but it made me think what I would end up cooking... I just finished Christopher Moore's book "Bite Me" about vampire humans, cats, rats and parakeets in San Francisco. Hmmm... blood sausage? :P

Whether you're a fan of the books or not, I highly recommend checking out the site. It's definitely a way to everyone cooking and reading more.
Chocolate Quote of the Day
There are two kinds of people in the world:  those who love chocolate, and communists.  ~Leslie Moak Murray


Mrs BC said...

That is a great idea, I'm heading over. I've just finished Andre Agassi's autobiography, & I don't even know where to start...maybe I can find a recipe to delay male pattern baldness? Birds Nest Soup in honour of his hairpiece?
That chocolate quote made me laugh out loud!
Mrs BC

The Blue Faerie said...

Lol! :P

I'm reading a book right now by Bill Bryson called, "In a Sunburned Country". It's all about his travels through Australia. I'll have to pick your brain for recipes after I'm finished.

AlphaBetsy said...

I love love love Christopher Moore and that is a great book!! I love the idea of creating recipes based on what I am reading. I'm currently listening to the book on cd of J-pod by Douglas Coupland and I can think of a couple of fun recipes around it. Ronald's Evil Clown Cupcakes? It's a thought.

Annie said...

omg! I love that site