Who but Roald Dahl could think up such mouthwatering and deliciously disgusting foods as Lickable Wallpaper and Stink Bugs' Eggs? Now there's a practical guide to making these and other delicacies featured in "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, James and the Giant Peach" and Dahl's other books, with easy, step-by-step recipes that range from the ...Read MoreWho but Roald Dahl could think up such mouthwatering and deliciously disgusting foods as Lickable Wallpaper and Stink Bugs' Eggs? Now there's a practical guide to making these and other delicacies featured in "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, James and the Giant Peach" and Dahl's other books, with easy, step-by-step recipes that range from the delectable to the truly revolting. Full color.Read Less
Dahl fans will thoroughly enjoy this entertaining collection of tasty morsels. Recipes with humoursly Dahlesque names like Stink Bug Eggs, Fresh Mudburger, Snozzcumbers, and Lickable Wallpaper. Also included are recipes from Dahl's classics Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and James and the Giant Peach.
Publishers Weekly, 1997-08-18 This book contains recipes for delicacies mentioned in Roald Dahl's books, such as "Wormy Spaghetti" and "Stink Bugs' Eggs," with graphics PW called "deliciously playful." Ages 8-up. (Aug.)
Publishers Weekly, 1994-10-10 Hungry? Perhaps a serving of "Scrambled Dregs" or "Hair Toffee to Make Hair Grow on Bald Men" will hit the spot. Recipes for these and the additional delicacies mentioned in the late Roald Dahl's (Charlie and the Chocolate Factory) work are hereby adapted for the home kitchen, thanks to the author's widow. Dahl, one suspects, would have been tickled: the offerings are heavily weighted on the side of sweets, and the order of presentation defies adult logic. True to the book's title, there are some recipes of questionable kid appeal (the green pea soup from The Witches; or cod, scallions and spices spread on bread and fried, identified as "Mosquitoes' Toes and Wampfish Roes Most Delicately Fried"). The graphics, meanwhile, are deliciously playful: Blake's inimitable, droll drawings interact cleverly with Baldwin's food photography. For example, cartoony characters clad in pajamas snooze on a silhouetted photo of ``Eatable Marshmallow Pillows.'' Despite the child-oriented tone, a number of recipes require adult participation by virtue of cursory directions or tricky maneuvers (e.g., ensuring that mixtures boil to specific temperatures). All ages. (Oct.)
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