May 2, 2016
And now for something….insane. That’s the only word for this “cookbook.” Brace yourself for something disturbing, disorienting and dark.
On it’s relatively modest face, this is a book of recipes from a restaurant in a fictional asylum called “Dippy House.” The waitstaff wear straight jackets. The “visitors” are never allowed to leave; perhaps they are the inmates? As the introduction ends the author exhorts readers to “come and see us, we know you should be here.” I believe that’s an author photo on the bottom left.
But let’s get into the “recipes”:
Is this a commentary on recipe-writing conventions? An art piece? The musings of a very disturbed mind? To be honest, I have no idea. It’s just one very strange hand-typed book dating from the twenties, and I pass it on for your edification.
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