- File Size: 3641 KB
- Print Length: 103 pages
- Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1481153684
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publisher: Kitchen Overlord; 1st edition (December 1, 2012)
- Publication Date: December 1, 2012
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00AGSTV6A
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #14,340 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Dining With The Doctor: The Unauthorized Whovian Cookbook: 1st edition Kindle Edition
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Top Customer Reviews
Each recipe has a name, the episode to which it is tied, a picture, the ingredients, and a long narrative which gives the instructions interspersed with clever and funny (or silly) discussion of the episode, how she came to decide on this recipe, and how best (or not) to present the finished product. The writing is brisk, breezy, and enjoyable. I found that I had to do some research for most of these to get the most out of her text. Hmm, now what's a Slitheen again, and why are beans on toast a good tie-in? Off to Google image -- oh right, I remember --flatulence.
If this were available in print, it would make a fine gift for that Who fan on your list. Actually, I think that the official Dr Who people should license her recipes and text, and produce a version which has official images in it.
Good job on this.
As soon as you start reading it, the onslaught of grammatical errors can be incredibly overwhelming and just by looking at it I had this sinking suspicion that the book might have been self published. Maybe I should have really observed the title "Unauthorized Whovian Cookbook". But, that aside, I have to commend Ms. Oseland. She did put a lot of time into creating this book. You can definitely tell she studied almost every episode of Doctor Who and while I'm a fan, some of the things in this book even I don't remember. The pictures of the finished products are grainy and dark and a lot of the recipes end up saying, "Use your imagination and use this instead of that." which I could clearly do on my own if I wanted to. I am, however, excited to try the nifty cocktail recipes.
I find this more like an arts and crafts book more than a cookbook to be honest. Things like, "Find a really straight banana to make a Dalek." doesn't count as a recipe in my book.
That all being said, it's not a complete waste of my money. It's adorable, cheeky, and a bit entertaining if you're willing to devote your creative juices to creating mini villainous Doctor Who characters. If you're going to buy it, buy the Kindle version. Sadly, the print book isn't anything special.
Who doesn't think Nutella and Daleks are a match made in intercosmic space? Are you on a liquid diet? That's fine! There's plenty of cocktail options. If you're a fan of the author's previous book on booze, "SteamDrunks: 101 Steampunk Cocktails and Mixed Drinks", you are fully aware that this geeky gal knows how to make a drink!
The Holidays(tm) are right around the corner, and even a baby eating Atheist like myself would appreciate finding such a gift wrapped up in my Kindle.
I don't know what I expected but it wasn't this.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I love that the author went through all of the episodes! Some of the recipes are crazy simple, but some are intriguing and challenging!Published 16 days ago by Kelly K.
I absolutely love this! Every Whovian should have this book! I am so thankful for the author(s) who took the time to put this together. (Whovians are the best).Published 2 months ago by Jessica
Love the concept, but the recipes were less original and kind of novelty in nature. I was hoping for something a bit more sophisticated. But like I said, I love the concept.Published 3 months ago by Natalie D.
I will start off by saying- this is definitely a self published "cook book" (if you can even call it that). Read morePublished 3 months ago by RiverSong419
Although this was a cute find and my whovians did enjoy looking through it, they were not five star impressed. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Tracy Willis
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