Yeah, some of the cartoons were previously published, but most of them aren't. It's the theme of this book, and the layout, that makes it hysterically funny for me. A recipe for actual stuffed hearts on Valentine's Day - brilliant. The world misses you, Chas. Thanks for all you left us here though,
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.
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.