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The Devil's Food Dictionary: A Pioneering Culinary Reference Work Consisting Entirely of Lies

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The Devil's Food Dictionary is a full-blown culinary dictionary parody. Uniquely loony, edgy, and funny, it boasts nearly 1,100 entries, 250 footnotes, an extensive phony bibliography, and 26 illustrations. This is the most creative food writing being done anywhere, either in print or online.
Paperback, 268 pages
Published September 1st 2008 by Frogchart Press
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Chris Arterburn
Oct 03, 2011 Chris Arterburn rated it it was amazing
I enjoy cooking and eating as much as the next person, especially since I'm human. Using this book as a compendium for cookery would sort of be like using a banana as a glockenspiel. Ok, that made no sense at all. But the book is great. Not only does it give great insight into the world of gastronomic delights, it completely upends it in such a way that if you did use this book as a guide to kitchen and dining excursions you would most likely find yourself being talked to in hushed tones by the ...more
Ken Albala
Aug 20, 2008 Ken Albala rated it it was amazing
Utterly hilarious lampoon of food reference works.
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