There are a lot of cookbooks in the bookstores these days, it is no longer a matter of choosing between “The Joy of Cooking” and “Mastering the Art of French Cooking”. Now we buy cookbooks for pleasure, not just to learn new recipes or techniques but to be inspired or go on a journey.
Known for his quirky attitude and quirkier entrees, Bob Blumer has been shaking up the food world for almost two decades. In his new book, Glutton for Pleasure, Blumer delivers his ultimate collection of favourite kitchen creations, tips and stories. Having spent the past twenty years traveling, eating and looking for adventure, he has a lot to draw on. As the creator and host of Food Network’s Surreal Gourment and Glutton for Punishment he has spent nine seasons as a favourite Food Network star.He made his name poaching salmon in a dishwasher and that was only the beginning. This book contains more wacky ideas that result in great, mind-bending recipes.
Try your hand at Cauliflower Pocorn, Coconut Shrimp Lollypops, Chocolate Wontons or maybe Frosty the Mashed Potato Snowman! The Chocolate Wontons are especially delicious, get the recipe here.
Besides the recipes there is a real book here that takes you on Bob’s journey from managing Jane Siberry’s eclectic career, to writing his first cookbook and hitting the talk show circuit. He talks about why he built the Toastermobile that made him famous in the Surreal Gourmet and takes you on the journey with him as he embarks on a cross-country adventure.This book is more than just fun recipes and colourful photography, it is also a well-written memoir that will make you see this guy for more than just that nut with a Guiness World Record for pancake flipping. Check it out.