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What is your funniest cookbook story?

chrishel | | Jul 11, 2012 06:21 AM

My in-laws hosted a Swedish Smorgasbord every Christmas. When my father-in-law passed away, we found his Swedish cookbook and knowing that my brother-in-law would also want it, I proceeded to record all information on the hand written notes and loose papers that were stuffed into the cookbook. (I found an identical cookbook online for myself). The Swedish meatball recipe was the most sought after. So I was going through the notes, most of which were shopping lists, and found a torn out page from a magazine. The article was about a couple, one Swedish and one Italian, who each cooked their family meatball recipes and conducted a taste test. I scanned through and read the comments from the Tasters. One comment read, "These are f***ing good!" I was taken aback. What magazine is this from? So I look at the margins of the page and there was no indication. I flip over the page and look at the margins, and it was blank as well. Then I notice the picture on the back page. It is an X-ray photo of a suitcase, and in the suitcase are some adult toys. Whoa!! Clearly, he wanted the magazine purely for the meatball recipes! Haha!

Does anyone else have a funny stories to share about adventures with cookbooks?

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