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Fun but not as Interesting as the Original
on October 1, 2012
I'm a huge fan of the first Dead Celeb Cookbook-it's campy and fun and I'd even consider (CONSIDER, mind you) cooking some of the recipes. I love Frank DeCaro and his humor and I appreciate that he has a whole collection of recipes that celebs provided for magazines, fan sites, cookbooks, PR, and such from back in the day. That said, this one isn't as campy or fun as the first one. I had great hopes-it's Christmas! Pefect excuse for excess!Joan Crawford on the cover! But he limits himself and the culinary experience by dedicating the book to the stars of holiday films and tv specials (Burl Ives, Bing Crosby and even, Bea Arthur). Plus the recipes are nothing to write home about-lots of ham and ham salad, egg nog, avocado in aspic. (This is not a cookbook for cooking, it's a cookbook for reading) And no chapter with Hanukkah recipes-which surprised me. The stories are good but again, second rate. I had high expectations for this and I'd give it 3.5 stars if I could-but both the stars, the stories and the recipes seemed dull compared to the first one. If you don't yet have the first one, buy it instead and browse this after the holidays.