Even those of us who aren’t cooks can appreciate a beautiful cookbook with its mouth watering title and stunning photography. But we also love a totally weird one. Here are 15 of the most absurdly hilarious cookbooks we could find. From the disgusting to the downright racy, these recipe collections will get you laughing if not actually cooking.
1. Thug Kitchen: Eat Like You Give A F*ck ($15): Even though the title suggests complete rebellion, Thug Kitchen is actually all about eating healthy and as inexpensively as possible. Perfect for all levels of home cooks this cookbook will force you into the veggie section of the grocery store and give you delicious dish options like Grilled Peach Salsa and Roasted Cauliflower Tacos.
2. Cookin’ With Coolio ($19): The self-titled Ghetto Martha Stewart, Coolio has gone from rapping to cooking, and this cookbook promises to make you a kitchen baller with unheard of fusion cuisine like Ghetttalian and dishes with ridiculously punny titles like Bro-ghetti, Banana Ba-Ba-Ba Bread and Pimp-My-Shrimp.
3. Fifty Shades of Chicken ($13): With a memorable storyline and revealing photographs this cookbook provides you with 50 tantalizing ways to turn that innocent little hen into a thrilling main course.
4. The Pyromaniacs Cookbook ($20): If you set things on fire just to watch them burn this might be the cookbook for you with a vast collection of dishes, from appetizers to dessert, all to be served aflame.
5. The Raw Meat Cat Food Cookbook ($4): Is your poor cat still eating a grain-based kibble that will eventually destroy their organs? Break free from commercial cat food and start cooking a meal you and your cat can both feel good about.
6. Manifold Destiny: The One! The Only! Guide to Cooking on Your Car Engine ($12): For all you road-trippers out there, forget the drive through, you can have a meal cooked fresh off the grill… the car grill that is.
7. Mosh Potatoes: Recipes, Anecdotes, and Mayhem for the Heavyweights of Heavy Metal ($11): Lovers of death metal can rock out to recipes inspired by bands from the ’70s and ’80s, like Guns N’ Roses California Eggs Benedict and Megadeath member David Ellefson’s Star Cookies.
8. Love At First Bite: The Complete Vampire Lovers Cookbook ($13): While none of the recipes actually call for blood you will be treated to a menu of suck-ullent dishes such as Steak Through The Heart, Coffin Cake and Blood Red Gravy.
9. Eat Tweet: 1020 Gems From the Twitter Community’s @cookbook ($13): Yep, each recipe in this book is only 140 characters long so you’ll need to learn the lingo before you start cooking! A hint to get you started, s + p is salt and pepper.
10. Eat Your Feelings: Recipes for Self Loathing ($12): From Home Fries for the Uninsured to Hamburger Casserole for When Nobody Loves You and Never Will, these dishes will instantly console you for way less the cost of therapy.
11. Microwave Cooking for One ($12): Tired of leftovers? Mindy Kaling is, too. This cookbook will help you make fast, delicious meals with exactly the right proportions for one… all conveniently nuked in your microwave! Nope, not sad at all.
12. The Astronaut’s Cookbook: Tales, Recipes and More ($57): For those times when you’re really craving some vacuum-packed mashed potatoes, pull out this cookbook with recipes and rehydration tips from real astronauts.
13. Stud Muffins: Luscious, Delectable, Yummy (and Good Muffin Recipes, too!) ($8): Perfect for the chef who likes it hot, each muffin recipe is presented by a handsome guy and a pun-a-licious title such as: Orange You Cute Muffins, Midnight Snack Muffins and Give Me S’More Muffins.
14. The Eat-a-Bug Cookbook, Revised: 40 Ways to Cook Crickets, Grasshoppers, Ants, Water Bugs, Spiders, Centipedes, and Their Kin ($14): If you stopped reading after the first few ingredients we don’t blame you.
15. The Hungoevr Cookbook ($7): Starting with a quick “how hungover are you” assessment, the recipes are catered to your particular stage of misery. We’re not sure lemon and demerara sugar pancakes are the cure-all we’ve been looking for, but we’re willing to give it a try!
Will you be adding any of these wacky cookbooks to your repertoire? Let us know in the comments below!