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19 of 19 people found the following review helpful
on November 2, 2005
It's nice to have Charles Addams back in print. Addams' original Simon and Schuster collections are classics and now long out-of print, not to mention pricey on the secondary market. This book brings together some classic cartoons, plus some newly-published material, interlaced with creepy, but very real recipes from obscure vintage publications. Addams would most definitely have approved these selections, they are so precisely in tune with the Addams sensibility - reminiscent of his book "Dear Dead Days" which combined Addams cartoons with a scrapbook of macabre photos and clippings. This is just the culinary version! I'm not bothered by the fact that many of the new cartoons are "roughs", it provides a fascinating glimpse into Addams' work process. It's about time that new Addams product was put out, and this plus the recent reissue of "Chas. Addams' Mother Goose" are encouraging. Highly recommended, I'm off to make Mushrooms Fester!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on October 15, 2007
This little book with fill your hunger for the macabre and your stomach at the same time. What a deal. Good Eats!
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6 of 8 people found the following review helpful
on December 24, 2007
This is a fun little book showing off Chas Addam's morbid sense of humor. There are a few of his famous cullonary cartoons, but most of the cartoons are previously unpublished rough drafts. This is definately a from the personal archives and not a best of book. My main gripe about this tome is that it only features 10 pages of odd-ball recipes. I was hoping for something a little meatier in depth.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on January 7, 2009
Charles Addams has provided the perfect antidote to those whose endless (and too serious) pontifications about food, recipes, and cooking bore the rest of us to tears. Not for him the variously colored broccollis and pan sauteed almost-extinct weird fish of the day! Addams' recipe for wild squirrel is a fine counterpoint to all the hoopla surrounding fine food. And the cartoons, which document the foibles of us all as we gather and prepare our nourishment (the Addams, of course, eat Eye of Newt, etc.) are priceless.
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on September 20, 2009
If you are into cooking, the Addams Family or just all things possessed of a dark and slightly twisted sense of humor then this book is for you. You will love the cooking themed cartoons and the fact that the recipes (no matter how many oddly named) are indeed real recipes. The only fault that I can find is that there are fewer recipes than cartoons. Even so I would defiantly recommend this book to any home cook with a sense of humor.
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on January 9, 2013
I love Charles Addams and everything he has ever done. His wit and humor and insight are comparable to no one. The book was none of these and so I returned it. I will stick to anthologies of cartoons where I know I will be provoked and entertained.
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on March 26, 2009
Totally not what I thought. I was expecting more recipies, but as always the Addams cartoons are awsome. A few new ones were in the book that I'd never seen before.
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on January 2, 2010
This is a cute book, with several new cartoons and some unique recipes. It would be a really nice gift book for someone who likes dark humor.
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I love this book. The comics in it are hilarious and are relevant to the modern foodie. There are even some recipes!
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