Sunday 2 June 2013

Book ~ "Fifty Shades of Chicken: A Parody in a Cookbook" (2012) F.L. Fowler

From Goodreads ~ Dripping Thighs, Sticky Chicken Fingers, Vanilla Chicken, Chicken with a Lardon, Bacon-Bound Wings, Spatchcock Chicken, Learning-to-Truss-You Chicken, Holy Hell Wings, Mustard-Spanked Chicken, and more, more, more!

Fifty chicken recipes, each more seductive than the last, in a book that makes every dinner a turn-on.

“I want you to see this. Then you’ll know everything. It’s a cookbook,” he says and opens to some recipes, with color photos. “I want to prepare you, very much.” This isn’t just about getting me hot till my juices run clear, and then a little rest. There’s pulling, jerking, stuffing, trussing. Fifty preparations. He promises we’ll start out slow, with wine and a good oiling . . . Holy crap. “I will control everything that happens here,” he says. “You can leave anytime, but as long as you stay, you’re my ingredient.” I’ll be transformed from a raw, organic bird into something - what? Something delicious.

So begins the adventures of Miss Chicken, a young free-range, from raw innocence to golden brown ecstasy, in this spoof-in-a-cookbook that simmers in the afterglow of E.L. James’s sensational Fifty Shades of Grey trilogy. Like Anastasia Steele, Miss Chicken finds herself at the mercy of a dominating man, in this case, a wealthy, sexy, and very hungry chef.

And before long, from unbearably slow drizzling to trussing, Miss Chicken discovers the sheer thrill of becoming the main course. A parody in three acts -“The Novice Bird” (easy recipes for roasters), “Falling to Pieces” (parts perfect for weeknight meals), and “Advanced Techniques” (the climax of cooking) - Fifty Shades of Chicken is a cookbook of fifty irresistible, repertoire-boosting chicken dishes that will leave you hungry for more.

With memorable tips and revealing photographs, Fifty Shades of Chicken will have you dominating dinner.

If you are a fan of chicken and/or the Fifty Shades of Grey series, you'll enjoy this cookbook.

Written as a parody in the same style as the Fifty Shades books, it is the seduction between a cook (who was influenced in his youth by that crusty cougar, Julia Child) and his chicken.

There are fifty recipes divided into three chapters:
  • The Novice Bird (whole chickens)
  • Falling to Pieces (chicken parts and bits)
  • Birds Gone Wild (advanced techniques)

Some of the recipes that jumped out at me that I can't wait to try were:
  • Roasted Chicken with Bacon and Sweet Paprika
  • Jerk Chicken with Spices, Rum, Chiles and Lime
  • Bacon-Bound Wings
  • Slow-Roasted Chicken (roasted for eight hours at 200F)
  • Grilled Beer-can Chicken with Cajun Mayonnaise


The full-colour photos make everything look delish!


Masshole Mommy said...

This is so funny and the picture on the cover is hilarious!!

Isabel said...

ha ha ha. that is funny. the recipes sound yummy!