Second “best-of-type-list” this month… Anyhow, a sort of interesting list.
Funny that some guy who thinks he owns the two English words “Great Chefs” wanted to sue over the original title. So petty.
“This is the type of book to leave on the bedside table of a guest bedroom. Just be sure to check said guest’s bag as they depart to make sure your copy isn’t being spirited away.”
“Playing with obscure delicacies and very probable (but probably impossible) dishes he serves us eight pound swallow tongue pies by the truckload, wormwood cakes and the moon (or so it seems…). The lists of ornate, luxurious and sometimes revolting dishes goes on and on and provides just as much entertainment as the stories themselves.”
“Lives of Notorious Cooks is one of those rare delights that should appeal to most anyone who enjoys good writing.”
I quote: “I would recommend this book to everyone. I absolutely loved it, and it will stay on my bedside table for many months to come.”
The Weird Fiction Review is running a series on Chomu Press this week.