Saturday, July 3, 2010

Surprise Cookbooks

Last week Husband came home with a surprise for me. He brought me a stack of cookbooks he bought at a local bargain book sale. I think this combined everything I love in one surprise: books, cooking, and bargains. The surprise happened after I’d had a somewhat rough day of work, so it was the perfect pick-me-up.
This weekend was the first chance I’ve had to look through the books. I’ve already flagged lots of delicious recipes for chicken, soups, and some desserts. But one book, hands down, had the most…interesting recipes.
Surprisingly, it came from a book that has “sugar” in the title, which made me assume that it was mostly a dessert book. Let me post some of the recipes so you can see how wrong I was. Here’s a recipe for pan-fried (ahem) lamb brains.
Or, maybe if I wanted to try something healthier, here’s a baked version.
There were a few other interesting recipes. I made up a new rule after seeing them: If a recipe contains words (liver, tongue) that belong in an anatomy book, then it’s safe to say that I’m probably not willing to try it.
Maybe I’m just not cultured, but that’s a risk I’m willing to take.

6 comments:

brown eyed girl said...

i gagged when i read that! brains are comprised of grey matter that resemble gelatinous mush. i can't imagine them fried! thank you, neuroanaomy class, for all the brain visuals!

lola said...

hahah! At first I was thinking "aww, that's so sweet!" and then I decided "eeew!"

I totally agree with your anatomy vs cook book decision!

Mira said...

Happy cooking! :))

Mira said...

Happy cooking! :))

Crazy Shenanigans said...

I think I would definitely pass on those. lol

Michelle @ Flying Giggles said...

No thanks...lol!