If you've been wondering what to get your sassy best friend who cracks the raunchiest jokes at the party and cooks fabulous meals in her spare time, look no further. Fifty Shades of Chicken is a spoof on the best-selling novel Fifty Shades of Gray that replaces heroine Anastasia Steele with a big-breasted chicken and Christian Grey with the strong and competent hands of a very handsome chef. Yup, this cookbook definitely takes "hot and sultry" to a whole new level.
• Who wrote it: FL Fowler
• Who published it: Clarkson Potter
• Number of recipes: 50. Of course.
• Recipes for right now: Roast Chicken with Brandy-Vanilla Butter; Baked Chicken with Apricot Jam, Sage, and Lemon Zest; Jerk Chicken with Spices, Rum, Chiles, and Lime; Chicken Fingers with Brown Sugar and Bourbon; Roasted Chicken Thighs with Apples and Cinnamon; Crispy Chicken Tenders with Cashews and Coconut Curry
• Other highlights: Yes, this cookbook is a parody intended to get laughs, but there are some great chicken recipes in here! I love the idea of that chicken with the brandy-vanilla butter, and the jerk chicken going on the menu this week, mark my words. The book has a nice range of recipes, from simple skillet meals to twice-cooked deep-fried creations smothered in sauce.
More than anything else, I think this cookbook is just plain fun. It's silly and irreverent, and it doesn't take itself too seriously — all things that we could use a little more of in the kitchen from time to time.
• Who would enjoy this book? Chicken lovers, cooks with a sense of humor
Find the book at your local library, independent bookstore, or Amazon: Fifty Shades of Chicken: A Parody in a Cookbook by FL Fowler
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