Before cooking a cheese blintz, it is crucial to know that John Black first appeared in Salem in 1985, swathed in bandages, where he was mistaken by Bo Brady for his long-lost brother Roman, an identity he assumed until the real Roman Brady reappeared. And how can anyone enjoy cake doughnuts without knowing the history of Alice Horton, stalwart matriarch of the Horton clan? Until now, cookbooks were filled with meaningless recipes that were unconnected to the lives of our favorite soap opera characters. All that has changed with Cooking with Days of Our Lives. Fans of the series will relate to these fine foodstuffs, and friends and family of fans will finally understand why one hour every weekday must be spent in rapt attention in front of the warmly glowing television screen. Plus, the recipes are easy to make and range from pedestrian dishes such as corn on the cob to haute cuisine show-off pieces such as smoked salmon canapés. Soapalicious!